RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – November 10, 2005 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its third quarter 2005 earnings release conference call on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

To access the live webcast, go to www.quintiles.com/Corporate_Info/Broadcast_Center (Access expired). Interested parties can access the webcast or replay, which will be available through 5:00 p.m. EST Dec. 2, at www.quintiles.com/Corporate_Info/Broadcast_Center (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 or 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 to www.quintiles.com/Corporate_Info/Broadcast_Center (Access expired) and click on the link for Q3 '05 Earnings Release webcast. There, users can download a free version of Windows Media Player or Real 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 is the global leader in pharmaceutical services. We improve healthcare worldwide by providing quality professional expertise, market intelligence and innovative partnering solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Quintiles has 16,000 specialized employees and offices in 50 countries. For more information visit the company's Web site at www.quintiles.com.