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Symantec Appoints DiMaria Vice President, Worldwide Marketing

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- April 23, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced the appointment of Matt DiMaria, 34, to vice president, worldwide marketing effective April 22. DiMaria reports to president and CEO Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr. and is responsible for developing and directing U.S. marketing strategy, communicating global marketing strategy and worldwide marketing expenditure.

Mr. DiMaria rejoins Symantec from Business Objects, Inc. where he was vice president, marketing. Prior to that, he was director, market development at Symantec, responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing programs across Symantec product lines.

"I am very excited that Matt has joined Symantec and my staff; he will make a significant contribution to our senior management team," said Mr. Eubanks.

In 1994, Mr. DiMaria established a marketing consultancy for PC, networking and client/server companies. Before that, he held a series of increasingly responsible sales, marketing and management positions at Ingres/The ASK Group, which he joined in 1986. He left Ingres/ASK as director of product marketing and management in 1994. He also spent two years with Applied Data Research in the field sales organization.

Mr. DiMaria graduated with a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.

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 as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company’s global operations span North America, Europe and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. 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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