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Symantec to Participate in Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Cyber Security for Small Businesses

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 15, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Enrique Salem, Symantec senior vice president, Consumer Products and Solutions, will participate in a hearing on cyber security for small businesses conducted by the United State House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight. The hearing, entitled “The State of Small Business Security In A Cyber Economy,” is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. ET in room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Salem’s remarks will focus on the challenges that small and medium-sized businesses face in dealing with today’s cyber threats and how their precautions for ensuring information security differ from those of large enterprises.

Salem is responsible for all elements of Symantec’s worldwide consumer business, including engineering, sales, alliances, marketing, public relations, and customer care. He guides his team in identifying and developing Symantec’s industry-leading consumer solutions and bringing those solutions to market.

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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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