Marshall & Swift / Boeckh Signs Residential Component Technology™ License Agreement with State Automobile

NEW BERLIN, WI — November 16, 2009 — Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MSB), the leading worldwide provider of building cost data and estimating technology to the property insurance industry, and a MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) company, announced today the signing of State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company to a new multi-year contract agreement to implement various MSB Insurance To Value (ITV) and Business Management Services through its SightLine™ Services along with its Residential Component Technology™ (RCT) Express Integrated Platform Services.

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and writes both personal and business insurance products through approximately 3,400 agencies within 33 states. Combined with its focus on providing outstanding customer service to policyholders and agents, State Auto has earned the reputation as one of the strongest and best managed super regional insurance groups in the industry.

MSB’s SightLine Service is an array of business intelligence tools and customer relationship management methods that help insurers assess, update, and maintain ITV in residential books of business for improved profitability as well as policyholder protection and retention. MSB’s RCT enables the user to calculate reliable replacement values for any home. RCT accomplishes this by relying on MSB’s “total component”methodology. This method calculates risk specific reconstruction costs for each home using interior and exterior home characteristics, ensuring each home is properly insured to value.

About Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MSB)

MSB, an MDA company, is the leading supplier of local building cost information, residential and commercial property valuation technology and services for the property and casualty insurance sector in the United States and Canada. MSB has five offices throughout the United States and Canada. For information, please visit MSB’s web site at

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (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 2,700 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. MDA’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX: MDA.