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Symantec Appoints Vice President To Run Europe, Middle East And Africa

Lotus Executive Giuseppe Verrini Joins Internet Security Leader as Head of $200 million Region

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 27, 2000 -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Giuseppe Verrini as vice president Sales, Marketing and Services of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Giuseppe Verrini joins the company from Lotus Development where he was general manager of Southern Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Africa. As vice president of Symantec EMEA, he is responsible for the company's largest operation outside the United States. The EMEA region generates more than $200 million a year in revenues and grew 24 percent in the first quarter of 2000.

"Symantec is emerging as a leader in the fast-growing Internet security market," Verrini said. "I am delighted to join a successful and growing company which has clear strategic objectives and a track record in achievement."

Giuseppe Verrini takes over from Dieter Giesbrecht, who has been promoted to senior vice president International with responsibility for Symantec's worldwide business outside of the United States and Canada.

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