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Symantec Wins Corporate Achievement Award

Company Recognized at 18th Annual SIIA Codie Awards

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 8, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it received the Corporate Achievement Award at the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Codie Awards Gala on May 6, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The Corporate Achievement Award recognizes a business that enhances the development and embodies the vision of the software and information industry.

“Over the past few years Symantec has developed a diverse customer base and a comprehensive set of solutions that encompasses early warning, protection technologies, response and management capabilities,” said John Schwarz, Symantec’s president and COO. “We are honored to receive this award and be recognized by our peers for our contributions to the software and information industry.”

This year, more than 330 companies nominated more than 650 products. The winner of the Corporate Achievement Award was selected by a special SIIA steering committee.

"This 18th Annual Codie Awards continues our tradition of celebrating the best of the best in the software and information industry," said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "The Codies are the only peer-reviewed awards program of its kind in this constantly changing industry. Being a finalist is solid achievement and winning a Codie Award is a high honor. I congratulate Symantec on its win.”

A complete list of winners can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies2003/winners.asp.

About The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net/ .

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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