RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – March 3, 2005 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its fourth quarter 2004 earnings release conference call on Wednesday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

To access the webcast on March 9, go to (Access expired). Interested parties can access the webcast or replay, which will be available through 5:00 p.m. EST March 25, at (Access expired).

System requirements for the webcast include Internet Explorer 6.0 (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 (Access expired) and click on the link for Q4 '04 Earnings Release webcast. There, users can download a free version of Windows Media Player and test their connections. We recommend that all viewers of the live webcast test their connections five to 15 minutes before the program.

Quintiles 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 has offices in 50 countries and is the world's leading pharmaceutical services organization. For more information visit the company's Web site at