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Symantec Announces Completion Of HP Acquisition Of Symantec's System And Network-Management Business

Signs agreement for HP OpenView to OEM Symantec's pcANYWHERE

CUPERTINO, Calif. --April 30, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced they have completed Hewlett Packard's (HP) acquisition of the assets of Symantec's networking Business Unit, which will be incorporated into HP's OpenView system- and network-management business.

The companies announced February 19 that HP would acquire three components of Symantec's Norton Administrator Suite, which allow IT administrators to increase productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership of networked PCs and servers. These components include Norton Administrator for Networks, Exposé and Norton Desktop Administrator.

In addition, in a separate agreement, HP OpenView will OEM Symantec's pcANYWHERE product which provides remote control capabilities.

HP will market these products as part of its HP OpenView product family.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a broad line of application and system software to enhance individual and workgroup productivity. 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, Japan 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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