RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - June 8, 2001 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. announced today that Chairman Dennis Gillings, Ph.D., will present at Goldman Sachs' Healthcare Conference on June 13 at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California, at 9 a.m. PDT (12 p.m. EDT).

The Webcast can be accessed at https://www.gs.com/ir/conf via Goldman Sachs' Web site. The login information requires a user name (conference/conf8) and a password (goldman8). In addition, the live Webcast of the event will be accessible through the Quintiles' Web site at /Corporate_Info/Broadcast_Center/ (Access expired). The Webcast will be archived on Quintiles' Web site for future on-demand replay. The replay will be available through Thursday, June 28.

System requirements for the Webcast include Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 4.0 (or higher). Users also should have the most recent version of Real Player. Users may experience varying levels of performance based on their connection speed, system capabilities, and presence of a corporate firewall. To ensure a connection, users should go to the program five to 15 minutes before its start.

Quintiles Transnational is the world's leading provider of information, technology and services to bring new medicines to patients faster and improve healthcare. Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Quintiles employs a global workforce of 18,000 in 39 countries. Quintiles Transnational is a member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. For more information visit the company's Web site at www.quintiles.com.