RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - October 15, 2001 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. will conduct a live Webcast of its third quarter 2001 earnings release conference call on October 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

To access the live Webcast, go to (Access expired). 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 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001.

Supplemental financial information will be made available under "Additional Financials" in the Investors section on the Corporate Info area of Quintiles' Web site, (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 Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, 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 to (Access expired) and click on the link for Q3 '01 Earnings Release Webcast. There, users can download the free versions of Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, as well as test their connections. We recommend that all viewers of the live Webcast test their connections five to 15 minutes before the program.

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 Transnational is a member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. For more information visit the company's Web site at