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Symantec Appeals Decision in Canadian Copyright Case

Cupertino, Calif --July 28, 1998-- Symantec will appeal a decision awarding damages to the defendant arising from a preliminary injunction granted in a copyright infringement case in Canada in which Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) was the plaintiff. The case, which involved HP3000 software, originated more than 10 years ago and Symantec inherited it with the acquisition of Delrina Corporation in 1995.

The judge awarded damages to the defendant of approximately US$5.9 million plus costs. This will be reflected in the June quarter 10Q as a one-time charge. Symantec's June quarter revenue of $153 million and earnings per share of $0.40 before one-time charges are not impacted. This case has no connection with any existing Symantec products.

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