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Symantec Appoints New Vice President, Asia Pacific

CUPERTINO, Calif. – May 17, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced the appointment of Michelle Amery as Vice President, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Amery will be responsible for the sales, marketing and operations of the company across the region.

"As Internet security threats are becoming more severe, enterprises and individuals alike are recognising the need to build a secure IT infrastructure for their business or home," said Vincent Steckler, vice president, Japan and Asia Pacific. "Asia Pacific continues to grow at a tremendous rate and take on an increased importance for our global business. As such we continue to invest in this region. Michelle Amery is an experienced and dynamic leader who will bring her considerable expertise to our business in Asia Pacific."

"For me this is a return to Asia Pacific after six years in the US," said Michelle Amery, vice president, Asia Pacific. "Faced with ever more challenging security risks, customers are turning to trusted security partners to help them manage and respond to all levels of security threat. I look forward to working with our customers and partners throughout the region to ensure that Symantec is their security partner of choice."

Since March 2003 Steckler has been instrumental in driving Symantec’s business across the region as Vice President, Asia Pacific. His role has now been expanded to Vice President, Japan and Asia Pacific.

Prior to this new role, Amery was Vice President, Global Sales Planning and Operations. Based in the US, Amery was responsible for the company’s strategy, planning and sales channels infrastructure. From October 1998 to April 2001, Amery was Vice President, Latin America, responsible for the sales, marketing and operations of the region. Before her Latin America roles, Amery held a number of senior positions in Asia Pacific including Senior Director/General Manager for Australia, New Zealand.

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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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