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Thursday 14 August, 2008

ICON plc

ICON announces completion of "Stock Split"

Icon PLC
                  ICON announces completion of 'Stock Split'

Dublin, Ireland, August 14, 2008 - ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209), a
global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has
completed its bonus issue of ordinary shares (or ADSs). The effect of the bonus
issue of one new ordinary share (or ADS) to the holder of each existing ordinary
share (or ADS) of record on August 8, 2008 is the equivalent of a 2-for-1 stock
split.

The bonus shares were issued to holders of ADSs on August 12, 2008. NASDAQ
adjusted the trading price of ICON's ADSs to effect the Bonus Issue prior to the
opening of trading on August 13, 2008.

Enquiries:

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Investor Relations 1-888-381-7923 or
Ciaran Murray CFO + 353 -1-291-2000
Both at ICON.
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ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We specialize in
the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support
clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies.
With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently operates from 71 locations
in 38 countries and has approximately 6,500 employees. 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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