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PAREXEL Chairman And CEO To Ring The Bell At The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening

BOSTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Josef H. von Rickenbach, will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in New York City on May 30, 2012. The event is part of a series of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of PAREXEL, which was founded by Mr. von Rickenbach and Dr. Sayigh in 1982. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. E.T. at the NASDAQ MarketSite Times Square Studio in New York City and will be broadcast simultaneously on the NASDAQ seven-story tower in Times Square.

As one of the first clinical research organizations, PAREXEL broke new ground by developing a multi-disciplinary approach to outsourced clinical development, bringing efficiencies, speed, scalability and standardization to the process. The company has continued to develop a broad portfolio of services and technologies for biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes.

Celebrating 30 years of success, today PAREXEL is one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical service providers, employing nearly 12,000 people worldwide in over 50 countries. Since PAREXEL's initial public offering in 1995, service revenue has grown from $80 million to approximately $1.2 billion at the end of Fiscal Year 2011. PAREXEL has supported nearly all of the 50 best-selling drugs on the market. PAREXEL has become a leader in strategic partnerships having signed agreements with many major pharmaceutical companies.

"For 30 years, PAREXEL has been focused on delivering safe and effective treatments to patients worldwide through the implementation and refinement of clinical development expertise and leading-edge technology," said Mr. von Rickenbach.  "We are at NASDAQ celebrating a major milestone and acknowledging the dedication of our employees who have helped us to achieve this important accomplishment."

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About PAREXEL InternationalPAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 50 countries around the world, and has approximately 11,920 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit

PAREXEL is a registered trademark of PAREXEL International Corporation, and Perceptive Informatics is a trademark of Perceptive Informatics, Inc. All other names or marks may be registered trademarks or trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation, Perceptive Informatics, Inc. or their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding future results and events, including, without limitation, statements regarding expected financial results, future growth and customer demand.
For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "appears," "estimates," "projects," "will," "would," "could," "should,"  "targets," and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  The Company's actual future results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release.  Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: actual operating performance; actual expense savings and other operating improvements resulting from recent and anticipated restructurings; the loss, modification, or delay of contracts which would, among other things, adversely impact the Company's recognition of revenue included in backlog; the Company's dependence on certain industries and clients; the Company's ability to win new business, manage growth and costs, and attract and retain employees; the Company's ability to complete additional acquisitions and to integrate newly acquired businesses or enter into new lines of business; the impact on the Company's business of government regulation of the drug,  medical device and biotechnology industry; consolidation within the pharmaceutical industry and competition within the biopharmaceutical services industry; the potential for significant liability to clients and third parties; the potential adverse impact of health care reform; and the effects of exchange rate fluctuations and other international economic, political, and other risks.
Such factors and others are discussed more fully in the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as filed with the SEC on May 10, 2012, which "Risk Factors" discussion is incorporated by reference in this press release.  The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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 Contacts:Georgina Cattaway, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Kim Leadley/Gene Carozza PAREXEL International PAN CommunicationsTel: +44 1895 614530 Tel: + 617-502-4300Email: Email:


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