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Symantec Executives To Keynote At Leading Investor Conferences

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 12, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that John Schwarz, Symantec's president and chief operating officer, will keynote at NASDAQ's 15th Investor Program in London. Schwarz's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m. GMT/5 a.m. ET.

John W. Thompson, Symantec's chairman and chief executive officer, will present at JP Morgan's 33rd Annual Technology Conference in San Francisco. Thompson's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

Schwarz and Thompson will discuss the strategic merits of the proposed Symantec and VERITAS merger. A live webcast of each presentation and a replay will be available to the public. To view either 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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Symantec, the Symantec logo, VERITAS, and the VERITAS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
Symantec Corporation has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the merger transaction involving Symantec and VERITAS Software Corporation with the SEC on February 11, 2005. Any offer of securities will only be made pursuant to a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. Investors and security holders are urged to read this filing (as well as the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available) because it contains important information about the merger transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents 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 respective 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 is included in the preliminary 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.

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