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Symantec Secures Existing and Planned Cupertino Buildings

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- October 24, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it has entered into noncancelable lease agreements for its current world headquarters and the building it partially occupies at 20300 Stevens Creek Boulevard, both in Cupertino. Symantec also has received approvals on plans to construct a new building facing onto DeAnza Boulevard in Cupertino.

To secure the financing arrangements estimated $80.4 million, Symantec will commit cash or securities with a value of approximately $69.1 million.

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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