RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – January 17, 2008 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. today announced that the global leader in pharmaceutical services will open an office in Wilmington, N.C. The new office is an expansion of Quintiles' clinical research in pharmaceutical and biotechnology development.

The new Wilmington office is Quintiles’ second expansion within the state in the last 12 months. Last January, Quintiles opened a data processing center in Williamston, N.C.

“With a strong educational system and a positive environment for business, North Carolina is clearly the leading location for global clinical research organizations,” said Mike Mortimer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. “We were founded in the Research Triangle more than 25 years ago, and we’ve fueled our growth by tapping into an excellent work force like that in North Carolina, with people committed to improving health care around the world. Our employees find Quintiles to be a place for fulfilling, rewarding work and in return they are driving the company to great success.”

The Wilmington office is centrally located in the North State Bank Building, 1411 Commonwealth Drive, convenient to major thoroughfares and the Wilmington airport, and not far from Wrightsville Beach. Quintiles will occupy two of the three stories of the bank building.

Founded in 1982 by current CEO and Chairman Dennis Gillings, CBE, the company is considered a pioneer in clinical research. Quintiles is the largest provider of pharmaceutical services in the world, with more than 19,000 employees in more than 50 countries. More than 1,500 are employed in North Carolina.

About Quintiles
Quintiles Transnational Corp. is powering the next generation of healthcare by providing a broad range of professional services in drug development, financial partnering and commercialization for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. With more than 19,000 employees and offices in more than 50 countries, it is focused on providing customer-centric solutions that are the gold standard of the industry. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at