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Symantec Appoints Tania Amochaev to Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif. --November 10, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced the appointment of Tania Amochaev to the Symantec board of directors.

Ms. Amochaev brings with her an extensive background in management and operations. In 1992, she joined QRS Corporation as president and was soon promoted to CEO. QRS is the leading demand chain management services company for the retail industry, providing innovative electronic commerce solutions through network centric, inter-enterprise information services. In February 1997, she became Chairman of the Executive Committee of the QRS board of directors. From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Amochaev served as CEO and Chairman for Natural Language, Inc., a company specializing in the retrieval of information in relational databases. From 1984 through 1987, Ms. Amochaev served as CEO and Chairman at Comserv, Inc., a manufacturing software company, where she successfully turned the troubled company back to profitability and market leadership.

"I am pleased to welcome Tania to the Symantec board of directors. She is a proven software industry CEO with a passion for the business and direct experience in applying the Internet to electronic commerce," said Gordon Eubanks, president and CEO of Symantec.

Ms. Amochaev currently serves on the board of directors at QRS Corporation, Government Technology Services, Inc. (GTSI) and Walker Interactive (all listed on the Nasdaq). She has served on the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Board of Trustees at the College of St. Catherine.

Ms. Amochaev holds a B.A. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the College of St. Catherine's in Minnesota.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.

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