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Symantec Appoints Donald E. Frischmann As Vice President Worldwide Communications And Brand Management

Symantec recruits IBM Americas Vice President of Communications to strengthen and align company¹s worldwide communication and brand management strategies

CUPERTINO, Calif. Oct. 6, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Donald E. Frischmann, as Vice President Worldwide Communications and Brand Management. He was Vice President of Communications, Americas Sales and Distribution at International Business Machines Corporation.

Frischmann, a 29-year veteran of IBM, held a number of management and executive positions in marketing communications and public relations. His responsibilities included public relations for IBM products, including the introduction of the S/390, AS/400 and RS/6000 product lines.

His role with Symantec is to implement worldwide communications and brand management strategies to strengthen Symantec¹s positioning in the corporate and consumer markets.

Symantec chairman, president and CEO, John W. Thompson, said: ³Don has the expertise and experience to position Symantec consistently around the world as the business partner of choice and provider of innovative and technologically superior solutions to enterprise organizations.²

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Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop computers and other mobile devices.

The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations

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