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Symantec Offers Listen-Only Line For Its Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2001 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss the results of its fiscal third quarter 2001 ending December 29, 2000 and provide guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2002.

All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec's chairman, president and chief executive officer John Thompson and chief financial officer Greg Myers present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance. The dial-in number for domestic listeners is 1-800-946-0712, while international listeners can dial 719-457-2641. The passcode for both numbers is "Symantec."

Symantec will also issue a press release detailing the fiscal third quarter results when the stock market closes on Wednesday, January 17, 2001.

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Vcall's web site, located at: www.vcall.com or through Symantec's Investor Relations web site at www.symantec.com/invest/. To listen to the live call, please go to either web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on these sites shortly after the call.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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