MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc.

MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc.

March 23, 2005 07:30 ET

MDSI Names Peter W. Roberts to its Board of Directors


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FOR: MDSI MOBILE DATA SOLUTIONS INC.

TSX SYMBOL: MMD
NASDAQ SYMBOL: MDSI

MARCH 23, 2005 - 07:30 ET

MDSI Names Peter W. Roberts to its Board of Directors

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - MDSI Mobile
Data Solutions (TSX:MMD)(NASDAQ:MDSI) has appointed Peter W. Roberts,
former Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Sierra
Wireless, Inc., to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Roberts joined Sierra Wireless in January 1999, and was a member of the
management team that took the company public in May 1999 on the TSX. He
managed the company's follow-on financing and co-listing on NASDAQ in
May 2000, and follow-on financing in November 2003. He has been involved
in numerous public and private financings and acquisitions throughout
his career.

Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Roberts, who has over 20 years
corporate experience, held several other senior management positions
including: Executive Vice President Finance at Jim Pattison's
Overwaitea/Save-On-Foods Group, Principal Accounting Officer at the
Loewen Group, and Finance Director at Service Corporation International
in Europe. Roberts is a member of the Council of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of B.C. and will serve as its president in 2006.
He has professional accounting designations in Canada, the US and the
UK. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Signal
Processing Inc., and is the Chair of their Audit Committee.

"Peter's leadership as Chief Financial Officer was instrumental in
Sierra Wireless' recent success. We have tremendous opportunities ahead
of us as we continue to expand our business, and we look forward to him
making significant contributions at the board level," commented Erik
Dysthe, MDSI's President, CEO and Chairman.

About MDSI

MDSI is the largest, most successful and experienced provider of mobile
workforce management software in the world. MDSI's software improves
customer service and relationships and reduces operating costs by
allowing companies to manage field resources more effectively.
Headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, MDSI was founded in 1993 and has
approximately 325 employees. The company has operations and support
offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. MDSI
services approximately 100 customers and has licensed more than 80,000
field service users around the world. MDSI is a public company traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (MMD) and on NASDAQ (MDSI). www.mdsi.ca.

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    Robin Jones
    Media
    (604) 207-6111
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    or
    MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc.
    Rick Wadsworth
    Investors
    (519) 729-7998
    ir@mdsi.ca
    www.mdsi.ca