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Symantec CEO to Address European Technology Roundtable Exhibition

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 4, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that its chairman, president and CEO, John W. Thompson, has been invited to give a keynote address at this year's European Technology Roundtable Exhibition in Rome. Thompson's speech will focus on what it takes to meet today's cyber threats, and why no company can do it alone. Thompson will also participate in a roundtable discussion with other technology business leaders regarding network security. Both are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, 2001.

The European Technology Roundtable Exhibition attracts 1,000 technology CEOs from more than 40 countries to discuss a wide array of topics. ETRE is the technology industry's premiere international event, giving key newsmakers, venture capitalists, promising entrepreneurs, and leaders of the world's biggest IT companies a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.

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, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, 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 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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