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Symantec Completes Quarterdeck Acquisition

Cupertino, Calif,. - March 30, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), today announced completion of the acquisition of Quarterdeck Corporation (OTC:QDECK). A meeting of Quarterdeck's shareholders took place March 29, 1999 where by stockholders unanimously approved the merger. Quarterdeck is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Symantec.

This acquisition further enables us to provide our customers with best-of breed solutions," said Gordon Eubanks, president and CEO of Symantec. "By integrating Quarterdeck's technology with ours we continue to deliver superior products to customers."

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