Maxar Technologies Appoints Biggs Porter as Chief Financial Officer

Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.)
(NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), a global technology innovator powering the new
space economy, today announced the appointment of Biggs Porter as
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August
15, 2018.

Porter most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer at Fluor Corporation, the largest U.S.-listed
engineering and construction company, from 2012 to 2017. He was Chief
Financial Officer of Tenet Healthcare from 2006-2012. Previously, he
held finance and accounting leadership positions with Raytheon and
Northrop Grumman. He is a Certified Public Accountant and began his
career as an Audit Principal at Arthur Young and Co. He earned a
Master’s degree in Accounting from University of Texas and a Bachelor’s
degree in Accounting from Duke University. Porter was twice named one of
the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk
magazine, and was ranked as the top CFO in the engineering and
construction industry by Institutional Investor magazine.

“I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome Biggs Porter to the Maxar
Technologies leadership team,” said Howard L. Lance, Maxar President and
Chief Executive Officer. “Biggs comes to Maxar with a wealth of public
company CFO experience, an excellent background in the aerospace and
defense sector, and an impressive track record of driving capital
efficiency and profitable growth. His background and leadership
qualities make him a great fit, and I am confident in his ability to
start contributing to Maxar’s next phase of success on day one.”

“I would like to thank Anil Wirasekara for his contributions during this
transition period as our interim Chief Financial Officer,” added Lance.
“He will continue to play a key role on the Maxar leadership team as
Executive Vice President reporting to me.”

“It’s an exciting time to join Maxar, a company that has tremendous
potential to extend its industry lead as it accelerates innovation for
the new space economy,” said Biggs Porter. “I look forward to building a
strong partnership with Howard and the rest of the leadership team as
the company executes its growth strategy and delivers increased
shareholder value.”

About Maxar Technologies

As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar
Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the
nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the
infrastructure and delivering the information, services, and systems
that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets.
As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically-integrated
capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery,
robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and
address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence.
With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar
Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL,
DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely
on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver
insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock
Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information,

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of Maxar Technologies Ltd. (the “Company”) with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such
forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current
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experience and its perception of historical trends. Any such
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
current expectations. The Company cautions readers that should certain
risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions
prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those
expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from
current expectations include, but are not necessarily limited to:
changes in government or intergovernmental priorities, mandates, funding
levels, contracts and regulations; satellite failure; failure of third
parties and subcontractors; and failure to anticipate changes in
technology, technical standards and offerings or compliance with the
requisite standards, or failure to maintain technological advances and
offer new products to retain customers and market position.

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