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ICON Shareholders Vote In Favour Of All Resolutions At Its Extraordinary General Meeting Relating To The Proposed Conversion To A Direct Listing Of ICON’s Shares On NASDAQ

ICON plc , (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that all resolutions recommended by the Board at the Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) of the Company, held on 17 th December 2012, were duly passed by shareholders. These resolutions, relating to the proposed conversion to a direct NASDAQ listing for ICON Shares, were set out in the Notice of the EGM sent to shareholders on 16 th November 2012 and are available on the ICON plc website.

Forms of Proxy were received before the meeting, appointing proxies and giving them the following voting instructions:


      VOTE FOR      


Resolution Number               Number of Votes       Number of Votes       Number of Votes

      53,406,101       53,341,438       246       64,417

2 **

      53,329,851       3,081       73,169

3 **

      53,009,922       6,211       389,968

** Special Resolution. All resolutions are ordinary resolutions unless otherwise stated.

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