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Symantec Corporation Receives Proclamation from Los Angeles County for Telecommute America Week

Symantec honored in presentation ceremony

CUPERTINO, Calif. --October 21, 1997-- -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the leading provider of PC communications software, announced today that in a presentation ceremony conducted by The County of Los Angeles Board of Superviors, the company was awarded a special proclamation for its activities and sponsorship during Telecommute America Week (October 20 - 24, 1997). The proclamation was presented by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to Symantec and other representatives in support of the Telecommute America Week initiative. The proclamation also encourages all citizens to telecommute. Accepting the award on Symantec's behalf was Matt DiMaria, Vice President of America's Marketing.

"We are thrilled to have been bestowed this honor from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Los Angeles has a long history of working toward relieving congestion and pollution, and by pursuing telecommuting as an option, this has made a substantial difference," DiMaria said. "Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 is the best-selling solution for allowing employees to work productively from home and Symantec will continue to help corporations extend their work place and increase the quality of life for their employees."

Symantec is a major sponsor of the Telecommute America Week initiative and will be participating in Telecommute America Week regional activities. These activities include donation of free pcANYWHERE32 product to all regional locations and participation in a special online forum hosted by the Bay Area location, Smart Valley, Inc. (www.svi.org/telework).

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.

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