April 1, 1999 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Nasdaq: QTRN) today announced the opening of an office in Warsaw, Poland, and the registration of a new legal entity, Quintiles Poland Sp. zo.o., to provide a full suite of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

"Poland's ongoing economic and social transformation make the country a very important place for Quintiles to be," said Ludo Reynders, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Quintiles CRO service group. "There is scope for us not only to develop strong relationships with leading clinical investigators, healthcare institutions and regulatory authorities, but also to help shape the delivery of healthcare in the region.

"We believe that our customers and ultimately the Polish public will benefit from Quintiles' presence and our efforts to help get important new medicines to market as speedily and efficiently as possible."

Quintiles' Poland office has 32 clinical staff, of whom seven hold doctoral degrees and 16 hold medical degrees. The office is headed by Malgorzata Humphrey, Director of Clinical Operations, Poland, and is located at Karen Building, Al. Jerozolimskie 214, 02-486 Warsaw.

"Poland has a very good infrastructure that supports clinical research, making the country a global player as well as a regional one," said Dr. Heinz Carmann, Managing Director of the Quintiles Central & Eastern European region.

Quintiles Transnational Corp. is the market leader in providing a full range of integrated product development and commercialization services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Quintiles also is a leader in the electronic data interchange and healthcare informatics industry and provides healthcare policy consulting to healthcare and governmental organizations worldwide. Quintiles is headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. With more than 16,000 employees worldwide and offices in 31 countries, Quintiles operates through specialized work groups dedicated to meeting customers' individual needs.