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Symantec Board Authorizes Stock Buyback

Cupertino, Calif. --November 24, 1997--The board of directors of Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) authorized the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of Symantec common stock. The shares will be used for employee stock purchase programs and option grants. Symantec has approximately 56 million shares outstanding.

Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

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