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Press Release

MDC Partners Announces $0.14 per Share Cash Dividend

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 7, 2011) – MDC Partners Inc. (“MDC Partners” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.14 per share on all of its outstanding Class A shares and Class B shares, representing a 7.7% increase from the $0.13 per share paid last quarter. The dividend will be payable on or about April 8, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 17, 2011.

Mr. Miles S. Nadal, Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners said “The payment of cash dividends remains an important part of our ongoing strategy to maximize shareholder value.  As free cash flow continues to increase over time, we expect dividend payments to continue to increase as well while still having ample capital available to finance our growth initiatives.”

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.

MDC’s durable competitive advantage is to Empower the Most Talented Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders to Drive Business Success to new levels of Achievement, for both our Clients and our Shareholders, reinforcing MDC’s reputation as “The Place Where Great Talent Lives.”

MDC Partners’ Class A shares are publicly traded on  NASDAQ under the symbol “MDCA” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDZ.A”.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results or objectives to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risk factors include, among other things, the Company’s financial performance; risks associated with the effects of economic downturns; ability to attract and retain key clients; ongoing compliance with debt agreements and the Company’s ability to satisfy contingent payment obligations when due; and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and subsequent SEC filings.


MDC Partners Inc.

950 Third Avenue, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10022


David Doft

Chief Financial Officer