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Symantec Appoints Stephen M. Bennett to its Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 1, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Stephen M. Bennett, former president and chief executive officer at Intuit, to its board of directors effective Feb. 8, 2010. This brings the total number of directors on the board to 11.


“Steve is a strong leader with a great track record at both GE and Intuit,” said Enrique Salem, president and chief executive officer, Symantec. “He has an extensive operational background along with strong SMB experience that complements the expertise of our other board members.”


At Intuit, Bennett combined the company's historic innovative and customer-driven expertise with strategic and operational rigor. Intuit revenue grew to $2.7 billion in fiscal 2007 from less than $1 billion in fiscal 2000. Under Bennett’s leadership Intuit grew its existing businesses while simultaneously expanding into new markets, such as online banking and healthcare.


Bennett joined Intuit after a 23-year career at General Electric, where he managed complex and diverse organizations from consumer appliances to financial services. During his career at GE, he held a variety of key management roles in numerous areas of the business, including GE Capital e-Business, GE Capital Vendor Financial Services, GE Electrical Distribution and Control, GE Appliances, GE Medical Systems and GE Supply.


He currently serves on boards at Qualcomm and Sojern and is chairman of the board at Nemean Networks. In addition to his corporate and start-up board roles, he is Chairman of the Deans Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin Business School. Bennett graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate.


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