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Symantec Leads the U.K. and U.S. Retail Markets in Business Software Sales

- Independent Data Confirms Users Prefer Symantec's Best Selling Software Over Competitors -

Cupertino, Calif --August 24, 1998-- Data released by U.K.based independent research firm Chart Track shows that Symantec is the leading vendor of business software in retail chains throughout the United Kingdom, exceeding total combined sales of competing software from Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), Dr. Solomons (Nasdaq: SOLLY), Cybermedia (Nasdaq: CYBR) and Quarterdeck (Nasdaq: QDEK).

The company's performance in the U.K. mirrors its leadership position in the U.S. retail market, where its products consistently account for more positions in the PC Data top ten list every month than any other vendor.

In the UK retail market in July, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, Norton AntiVirus Deluxe, Norton Uninstall Deluxe and Norton Utilities were among the ten top-selling business software products measured by units. The list, compiled by Chart Track, measures sales from 17 key retail chains in the U.K., representing 80% of the total retail market. According to the data, Symantec's software sales were second only to Microsoft. The company surpassed all other business software vendors as well as several leading vendors in gaming, education and reference software.

"These figures affirm that we are the largest business software vendor in the retail sector next to Microsoft," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Symantec is committed to identifying and meeting customer needs by offering a broad range of utility software that leverages the Norton brand. With our aggressive R&D efforts and by strengthening relationships with others in the retail channel, we will continue to provide leading software that meets business and personal computing needs."

About Chart Track
Chart-Track is the leading UK agency in multimedia research. The official Industry reports, compiled on behalf of ELSPA, are produced from over 4,000 retail outlets accounting for 80% of the UK software market. For further details email charts@chart-track.co.uk.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.

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