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Symantec CFO To Speak At Merrill Lynch Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 3, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Greg Myers, Symantec's chief financial officer, will present at the Merrill Lynch Computer Services and Software Conference. Myers' presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 3:15 p.m. and at 4:10 p.m. PT in Santa Monica, Calif.

In his presentations, Myers will discuss the strategic merits of the proposed Symantec and VERITAS merger. This will be followed by a question and answer session. 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.

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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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.