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Symantec CEO to Give Keynote at Energy Security Council Annual Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 27, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec chairman and CEO, will give the keynote address at the Energy Security Council (ESC) Annual Conference, held at the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center in Houston, April 2-4. The ESC Annual Conference provides a forum where energy security professionals can meet to address and find solutions to issues in the energy sector that impact business operations security.

Thompson will speak on April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and will focus on "Critical Infrastructure in the Global Marketplace." Thompson will address the implications of our nation's increasing dependence on technology and the potential dangers of that dependence when it comes to the nation's critical infrastructure.

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 users worldwide including more than 400 of the Global 500 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.

The Energy Security Council is a non-profit industry association that strives to provide networking for energy security professionals and identify key issues and solutions by providing programs, forums, communications and activities to support and enhance the energy security profession. Information about the ESC Annual Conference can be accessed at www.energysecuritycouncil.org.

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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