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Symantec Offers Listen-Only Line for its Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 9, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and year end 2001 ending March 30, 2001, and provide guidance for the fiscal first quarter 2002.

All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec's chairman, president and chief executive officer John W. Thompson and chief financial officer Greg Myers present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance. The dial-in number for domestic listeners is 1-888-569-5033, while international listeners can dial 719-457-2653. The passcode for both numbers is "Symantec."

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Street Fusion's web site, located at: http://www.streetfusion.com or through Symantec's Investor Relations web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest/index.html. 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, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.

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