CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 2, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec's chairman and chief executive officer, will keynote at the Thomas Weisel Tech 2005 Conference. Thompson's presentation is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 7, at 12:15 p.m. PT in San Francisco.
In his presentation, Thompson will discuss the strategic merits of the proposed
Symantec and VERITAS merger. A live webcast of the presentation and
a replay will be available to the public. To view the webcast, please
visit Symantec's Investor Relations Web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest/index.html.
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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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Symantec Corporation and VERITAS Software Corporation intend to file
a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a joint proxy statement/prospectus
in connection with the merger transaction involving Symantec and VERITAS.
Investors and security holders are urged to read this filing
when it becomes available because it will contain important information
about the merger transaction.
Investors and security holders
may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available)
and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov
In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies
of the documents filed with the SEC by Symantec by contacting Symantec
Investor Relations at 408-517-8239. Investors and security holders
may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by VERITAS
by contacting VERITAS Investor Relations at 650-527-4523.
Symantec, VERITAS and their directors and executive officers may be deemed
to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders
of Symantec and VERITAS in connection with the merger transaction.
Information regarding the special interests of these directors and
executive officers in the merger transaction will be included in the
joint proxy statement/prospectus of Symantec and VERITAS described
above. Additional information regarding the directors and executive
officers of Symantec is also included in Symantec's proxy statement
for its 2004 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with
the SEC on July 30, 2004. Additional information regarding the directors
and executive officers of VERITAS is also included in VERITAS' proxy
statement for its 2004 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed
with the SEC on July 21, 2004. These documents are available free
of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov
and from Investor Relations at Symantec and VERITAS as described above.