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Symantec to Webcast Quarterly Conference Call

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 14, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT to discuss the results of its fiscal third quarter 2004, ended Jan. 2, 2004.

All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec's chairman and chief executive officer, John W. Thompson, and chief financial officer, Greg Myers, present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance.

Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Symantec's Investor Relations Web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest. To listen to the live call, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on this site shortly after the call.

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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