January 27, 2006 16:44 ET

MindBox Selected as CODiE Award Finalist

ART*Enterprise Selected for 'Best Vertical Market Software Solution'

GREENBRAE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 27, 2006 -- MindBox®, a leading provider of advanced decisioning technology solutions to the U.S. mortgage lending community and an MDA company (TSX: MDA), has been selected by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a finalist for the 21st Annual Codie Awards in the Best Vertical Market Software Solution category.

The Codie Awards showcase the best-in-class companies, products and services in the software and information industry. MindBox was chosen as an award finalist from a field of 1026 nominations submitted by more than 500 companies.

"MindBox has been leading the technology revolution in mortgage underwriting for many years, and it's great to be acknowledged by our peers and by the SIIA judges as a finalist for this award," said Rich Barfus, president and CEO of MindBox.

MindBox was also a finalist in the 2002 Codie Awards.

"The 21st Annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, information and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards Finalist is a significant achievement for MindBox."

The 2006 Codie Awards will be presented at a gala event on May 16, 2006 in San Francisco, CA.

About MindBox

MindBox® is a technology company focused on financial services organizations. MindBox provides software and consulting services that leverage company and industry best practices in order to automate common lending practices such as underwriting, pricing, product best fit, deal structuring, debt reparation and cross sell across multiple origination channels. The company's products and services have a proven track record of reducing cost and increasing revenue by automating knowledge-intensive business processes using sophisticated decisioning systems and award-winning rule and case-based reasoning software.

MindBox technology integrates Internet interfaces and other client contact channels with back-end business operations into one streamlined, efficient system that provides individually-tailored, optimized customer interactions. More information can be found by visiting or by calling (877) 650-MIND (6463).

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).

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