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

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 3, 2002 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) will hold a conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss the results of its fiscal third quarter 2002 ending Dec. 28, 2001.

All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John W. Thompson and Chief Financial Officer Greg Myers present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance. The listen-only dial-in number for domestic callers is 1-800-946-0719, while international callers can dial 719-457-2645.

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Symantec’s Investor Relations web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest. To listen to the live call, please go to the 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 until Feb. 15, 2002.

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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