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Symantec's Chief Financial Officer to Speak At Wells Fargo Van Kasper Investment Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 27, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Greg Myers, senior vice president of operations and finance and chief financial officer, will speak at Wells Fargo Van Kasper 20th Annual Investment Conference. Myers' presentation is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 1, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

In his speech, Myers will review the company's overall strategy and reiterate fiscal first quarter 2002 revenue target of $255 to $263 million and earnings per share target of $0.62 to $0.67. In addition, Myers will also reiterate fiscal year 2002 revenue target of $1.13 to $1.18 billion and earnings per share target of $3.00 to $3.25. A Web cast of the presentation will be available to the public until May 31, 2001. To view the Web cast and slide presentation, please visit Symantec's Investor Relations Web site at www.symantec.com/invest/investor.html.

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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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future technology and products, that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the risk that the Symantec and AXENT businesses will not be integrated successfully; the costs related to the merger; the difficulty of developing and marketing products that compete effectively with others, new security threats, and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Symantec's business generally. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of the Company's previously filed Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2000.