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For immediate release: February 1, 2005

MDA Facilitates Access To U.K. Property Information Used For Conveyancing

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has increased access to its National Land Information Service (NLIS) web-based Channel by offering a human interface for U.K. solicitors who are not web-enabled.

In the past, MDA only accepted property search orders submitted online via its NLIS Channel. However, a substantial number of U.K. law firms do not have Internet access. These solicitors, who typically request property-related searches via traditional methods such as mail, can now access MDA's Channel by fax or mail to expedite multiple search requests.

Once MDA receives a solicitor's order via traditional means, its staff will carry out the searches electronically via the Company's NLIS Channel web site. A solicitor can transfer to directly using the Internet to access MDA's NLIS Channel at any time.

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)

MDA (TSX: MDA) provides businesses and governments around the world with essential information solutions used for decision making. Operating from offices across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., MDA is active in data collection, information extraction, and information distribution.

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For more information, please contact:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
Telephone: 604-231-2743
E-mail: wendy@mdacorporation.com


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