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Symantec appoints Dave Hill as Vice President of Marketing for the Americas Region

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Cupertino, Calif --April 13, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), has appointed Dave Hill as Vice President of Marketing for the Americas region reporting to Dana Siebert, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Support for the Americas. Hill joined Symantec in 1995 and has held several senior marketing positions with the company and was most recently Director of Customer Marketing. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and general management. Before joining Symantec, Hill was Director of Marketing at Inmac, the world's largest direct supplier of computer after-market products prior to its acquisition by Microwarehouse. Before that he was Vice President of Marketing at Runner's World. Hill, 46 is also the author of Direct Marketing - Tracking, Analysis & Forecasting, published by dh DIRECT.

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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 Cafe 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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