RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – August 6, 2003 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Nasdaq: QTRN) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its second quarter 2003 earnings release conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. EDT.

To access the webcast on Aug. 13, go to A replay of the webcast will be available via the same link about two hours after completion of the call and will be archived for on-demand replay through 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 29.

System requirements for the webcast include Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 6.0 (or higher). Users also should have the most recent version of Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded for free. Users may experience varying levels of performance based on their connection speed, system capabilities and presence of a corporate firewall.

Quintiles Transnational helps improve healthcare worldwide by providing a broad range of professional services, information and partnering solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Quintiles is a member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. For more information, visit the company's Web site at