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Symantec Names Chief Marketing Officer

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 6, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced the appointment of Janice Chaffin as Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created position. Chaffin will have responsibility for all Symantec worldwide marketing activities.

“We’ve created this new position as part of a larger marketing reorganization to provide Symantec with stronger market planning leadership, to ensure global product marketing consistency and focus on the enterprise customer,” said John Schwarz, Symantec president and chief operating officer. “Janice has tremendous enterprise solutions and partnering experience that will greatly accelerate our ongoing efforts.”

Chaffin joins Symantec after a 21-year career at HP, where she held a variety of marketing and business management positions. Most recently, she was vice president of the company’s Enterprise Systems Group (ESG) enterprise marketing and solutions organization, responsible for driving marketing efforts to establish HP as the top-of-mind brand for enterprise customers. Prior to that, Chaffin was vice president and general manager of the HP Solutions Organization, dedicated to providing IT infrastructure and business solutions to service providers and enterprise customers.

She also served as the vice president and general manager of HP’s Business Critical Computing Business Unit, general manager of the company’s High Performance Systems Division as well as the Enterprise Systems Division and was the executive director of the channels and partners organization within the General Systems Division.

Chaffin received a master’s of business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.

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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