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For immediate release: January 31, 2006

MDA To Seek Clearance For Acquisition Of UK Retail Search Business

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire PropertyFlow Ltd. MDA is seeking formal clearance from the U.K. Office of Fair Trading for this transaction. Further information will be provided once OFT clearance has been obtained.

About MDA

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 2,500 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

About PropertyFlow

PropertyFlow Ltd. provides a full range of conveyancing searches and also operates one of the largest NLIS Channels. PropertyFlow trades under the names of SearchFlow and the Property Search Agency.

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For more information, please contact:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
Telephone: 604-231-2743

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