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VERITAS Software Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - January 17, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTS) will report its fourth quarter 2004 financial results on Thursday, January 27th, after the close of the market.
Following the release of earnings, management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to review the results and discuss its future outlook. The conference call will be available to all investors in a listen only mode.

Dial-In Information:

To access the live call, dial (719) 457-2727 and enter passcode: 413264.
Please dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the call.

Audio Webcast:

A live Internet webcast will be available at www.veritas.com and in the Investor section of the website.

Replay:

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning on Thursday, January 27th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time until April 2005 via telephone at (719) 457-0820 and entering replay code: 413264. A replay is also accessible via the audio webcast at www.veritas.com and in the Investor section of the website.

About VERITAS Software

VERITAS Software, one of the 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2003 revenues of $1.75 billion, VERITAS delivers products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.

For More Information Contact:

Press Contacts:
Andrew McCarthy , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3183 , Andrew.mccarthy@veritas.com

Investor Contact:
Tim Harvey , Investor Relations , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-4523 , tim.harvey@veritas.com
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