ICON plc

Notification of Guidance 2008

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               ICON plc announce date for Financial Guidance 2008

ICON plc (NASDAQ:ICLR), today announced that it will release its fiscal year
2008 financial guidance on Wednesday 19th December, before the market opens. The
release will be available on the ICON Web site at www.iconplc.com.

At 9:00 a.m. EST 14:00 GMT the company will host a conference call followed by a
Q&A session. The call can be heard on live on the internet via www.iconplc.com .


Investor Relations 1-888-381-7923 or
Ciaran Murray CFO + 353 -1-291-2000
Both at ICON.

ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Company
specializes in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs
that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV
clinical studies. ICON teams have successfully conducted over 1,900 development
projects and over 2,300 consultancy engagements across all major therapeutic
areas. ICON currently has approximately 5,500 employees, operating from 66
locations in 34 countries. Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.

The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition to the matters
described in this Press Release, the ability to maintain large client contracts
or enter into new contracts, maintain client relationships and the ability to
manage the opening of new offices, the integration of new business mergers and
acquisitions, as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to
time in SEC reports filed by ICON, including its Form 20-F, F-1, S-8 and F-3,
may affect the actual results achieved by ICON. ICON disclaims any intent or
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: ICON plc