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Symantec Expects Lower Than Anticipated Results

CUPERTINO, Calif. --January 8, 1996-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its results for the quarter ending December 31, 1995 are expected to be below analyst estimates, based on sales information received by management on Friday.

The Company now expects revenues to be slightly above the prior quarter levels and results from continuing operations to be slightly above break-even. As previously indicated, there will be one-time and discontinued operations charges mainly attributable to the acquisition of Delrina Corporation of about $40 million in the quarter.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers and all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

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Symantec Corporation, 10201 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
(800) 441-7234 or (541) 334-6054