RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - July 12, 2001 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. will conduct a live Webcast of its second quarter 2001 earnings release conference call on July 19th 2001 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The live Webcast of the event will be accessible through the Quintiles' Web site, www.quintiles.com/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 via the same link about two hours after completion of the call through 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 3rd, 2001.

Supplemental financial information will be made available under "Additional Financials" in the Investors section on the Corporate Info area of Quintiles' Web site, www.quintiles.com/corporate_info/investors/additional_financials (Access expired).

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, 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. To ensure a connection, users should go the program five to fifteen 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 more than 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.