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Symantec CEO To Keynote At Lehman Brothers Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 3, 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 Lehman Brothers 2005 Global Software and IT Services Conference. Thompson's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at noon PT in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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.

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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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