RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - January 17, 2002 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. will conduct a live webcast of its fourth quarter 2001 earnings release conference call on Jan. 24, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

To access the webcast, go to www.quintiles.com/corporate_info/broadcast_center (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 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002.

Supplemental financial information will be 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 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. To ensure a connection, users should go to www.quintiles.com/corporate_info/broadcast_center and click on the link for Q4 '01 Earnings Release webcast (access expired). There, users can download a free version of Windows Media Player, 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 www.quintiles.com.