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Symantec And VERITAS To Webcast Special Meetings Of Stockholders

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 20, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and VERITAS Software (Nasdaq: VRTS) will each webcast a special meeting of stockholders on Friday, June 24, 2005, at 8 am PDT at which stockholders of record will vote on the proposed merger between the two companies.

Interested parties can register for the Symantec webcast at and the VERITAS webcast at To listen to the webcast, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay and the script of officer remarks will be available on respective investor relations home pages shortly after the meetings are completed.

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 2004 revenue of $2.04 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

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

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products, please view the Symantec Press Center at on Symantec's Web site. All prices noted are in US dollars and are valid only in the United States.

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.

VERITAS Software and the VERITAS Software logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

MORE INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT: Symantec Corporation has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the merger transaction involving Symantec and VERITAS Software Corporation. We urge investors and security holders to read this filing because it contains important information about the merger. Symantec, VERITAS and their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the merger. Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the merger is included in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus described above. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Symantec or VERITAS 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 or VERITAS' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, which was filed with the SEC on April 6, 2005. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents described above and other documents filed with the SEC at or by contacting Symantec Investor Relations at 408-517-8239 or VERITAS Investor Relations at 650-527-4523.