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CompUSA Names Symantec As Software Vendor Of The Year for Third Time

Cupertino, Calif --September 14, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, was awarded Vendor-of-the-Year for Productivity Software by CompUSA Inc. at CompUSA's 1998 General Managers Meeting at the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida.

Criteria that were considered for this prestigious award included: product quality, marketing partnership, and commitment to growth. Symantec has the distinction of being the only supplier to win this award three times.

"By consistently supporting CompUSA year after year, Symantec has demonstrated a strong commitment to partnership and to growing our mutual businesses," said Gary Bale, CompUSA Vice President of Merchandising. "Symantec continues to be a market leader in its categories and a role model for the computer industry"

"Symantec's partnership with CompUSA has been a tremendous business opportunity and we are now honored to have been selected to receive this top award once again," said Keith Robinson Symantec's vice president of the Americas. "Symantec is committed to providing our customers with the best software solutions available and with CompUSA's help in the retail channel, we look forward to continuing our prosperous relationship."

CompUSA, based in Dallas, is one of the nation's leading retailers and resellers of personal computers and related products and services, currently operating 134 CompUSA Computer Superstores in 61 major metropolitan markets across the United States.

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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