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Ogilvy Public Relations Tapped by Quintiles Transnational Corporation to Lead Communication Initiatives

New York NY, March 6, 2006 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) has been selected by Quintiles Transnational Corp., the leading global pharmaceutical services provider, to enhance its visibility in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Ogilvy PR will work with Quintiles Transnational’s Corporate Communication team to enhance Quintiles’ presence in the healthcare industry and increase awareness of its services and capabilities.

“We selected Ogilvy PR because they have the talent, expertise and global presence we need to help us meet our business goals,” said Pat Grebe, vice president, Corporate Communication for Quintiles Transnational Corp.

The Quintiles Transnational review was managed by Malibu, California-based PR management consultant, Jerry Swerling.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Quintiles Transnational since it capitalizes on two of the core strengths of the agency, healthcare and corporate communication,” said Shellie Winkler, managing director and head of Ogilvy PR’s New York corporate practice. “It is clear that Quintiles is the industry leader and we are confident that our work with the company will help it achieve its next level of growth and success.”

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About Quintiles Transnational
Quintiles Transnational helps improve healthcare worldwide by providing a broad range of professional services and partnering solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Quintiles employs about 16,000 people globally and has offices in 50 countries. Quintiles services its clients through three major groups - product development services, providing clinical research aimed at regulatory submissions and product registration; commercial services, offering sales and marketing, communication and consulting; and, PharmaBio Development, responsible for partnerships that offer customers flexible solutions to meet product development and commercialization needs.

About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world. Entering its 25th year providing public relations solutions, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has specialties in consumer marketing, corporate (B2B), healthcare, social marketing, technology, public affairs and entertainment. Through its subsidiary Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide provides communication consulting to biotechnology companies. The Holmes Report has named Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide “2003 International Agency of the Year”; marking the fourth consecutive year the firm has been awarded “Agency of the Year.” Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is part of the WPP Group, one of the world’s leading communications services groups (NASDAQ: WPPGY, http://www.wpp.com/). For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.ogilvypr.com/.