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Symantec Appoints Tom Mazich Vice President, Public Sector

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 6, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced the appointment of Tom Mazich as vice president, Public Sector Sales. Mazich will oversee Symantec's sales of products and services to government agencies at the federal, state and local levels in North America, including publicly funded healthcare and education organizations.

"The public sector represents a dynamic marketplace of large and diverse customers, including many agencies with particularly high security postures who are traditional early adopters of new technologies that protect IT assets," said Steven B. Messick, vice president, North American Sales, Symantec. "Tom will continue to drive Symantec's growth in this strategic market segment by drawing on the strength of our public sector team and his extensive background in successfully managing large government sales organizations."

Mazich joins Symantec after a 12-year career at computer services firm Comdisco, where he managed the firm's $300 million enterprise solutions group's sales to public and commercial customers. Mazich founded Comdisco's government sales organization and helped establish the firm as a leading industry partner for government agencies.

Mazich joined Comdisco from Inference Corporation, an enterprise systems software company, where he served as vice president of sales. At Inference, Mazich established a national federal government sales organization. Prior to Inference, Mazich worked in the Boeing Company's computing systems division for five years, where he was responsible for marketing the aerospace and technology firm's software and IT services to government customers.

Combining world class technology, services and global response, Symantec protects the computer networks of public sector customers against hackers, espionage, viruses and a host of increasingly complex blended threats. Public sector customers of Symantec include the United States Navy/Marine Corp Intranet, the United States Departments of State, Education, and Treasury, along with Penn State University, the University of Texas, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the California Department of Health and Human Services.

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