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Symantec CEO to Speak at Global Tech Summit

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 28, 2001- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that John W. Thomspon, Symantec chairman, president and CEO, will speak at the Global Tech Summit, held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4-5. Hosted by the Business Software Alliance, the event is a gathering of the world's most tech-savvy business leaders, policy makers and academics who will examine the new ideas and technologies needed to advance the networked economy.

Thompson will participate on two panels for the conference. The first, entitled "Confidence In Connectivity-Security and Privacy On the Internet," is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and will examine how the relationship between security and privacy on the Internet varies in a connected world of different cultures and organizations. The second panel, "The DNA of Technology Creation & Dissemination" on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will examine the challenges business leaders face to continue developing and expanding the networked economy.

Charlie Rose, award-winning journalist from PBS and CBS will moderate both panels. Additional speakers at the Global Tech Summit include Richard Clarke, Cyberspace Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick and Representative Billy Tauzin, R-La., chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee, United State House of Representatives.

Since joining Symantec in April 1999, Thompson led the transformation of the company from a consumer software publisher to the global leader in Internet security solutions for individuals and enterprises. Symantec has more than 100 million customers worldwide including 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Under Thompson's leadership, the company is the leading provider of comprehensive security solutions to protect enterprise networks against new, highly sophisticated hacker attacks, such as Nimbda and CodeRed, that combine viruses, worms, and vulnerability exploitations.

Designed as a means to examine the essential elements to electronic commerce, the Global Tech Summit is sponsored by Fortune Magazine and Business 2.0. More information about the Business Software Alliance can be found at www.bsa.org. Information about the Global Tech Summit can be accessed at www.globaltechsummit.net.

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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