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Symantec Selects KPMG LLP as Independent Auditor

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2002 - Symantec (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced that the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors approved the selection of KPMG LLP as the company's independent auditor, replacing Ernst & Young LLP. The change will allow Symantec the future flexibility to pursue potential business opportunities with Ernst & Young's Security & Technology Solutions practice, part of the firm's Technology and Security Risk Services group.

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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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