Dublin, Ireland, July 27th, 2018 – ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR), a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today confirmed, that Dr. Ronan Lambe retired as a non-executive director at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company on the 24th July 2018. This follows the announcement in the 2018 AGM Notice, dated 12th June 2018, that Dr. Lambe had decided to retire and not seek re-election at the AGM.

CEO Dr. Steve Cutler commented, “I would like to recognize the immense contribution of Dr. Ronan Lambe, ICON’s co-founder with Dr. John Climax, who after 28 years of service, has retired from our Board. We thank Ronan for the hugely positive influence he has had on shaping ICON into the industry leader it is today, and we wish him well in his retirement.”

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ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises 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 93 locations in 37 countries and has approximately 13,650 employees. Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.

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