To access the 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 p.m. EST on Friday, November 1, 2002.

Supplemental financial information will be 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 4.7 (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 and click on the link for Q3 '02 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 helps improve healthcare worldwide by providing a broad range of professional services, information and partnering solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Quintiles is a member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. For more information visit the company's Web site at