Symantec Expands in Europe with New Offices in
Appoints Former Lotus Executive as Country Manager for Spain
CUPERTINO,Calif. -Sep. 14, 2000- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:
SYMC) today announced it has strengthened its presence in Europe
with the opening of two offices in Spain and the appointment of
Joaquín Reixa as country manager for Spain and Portugal.
"Spain is the fifth largest IT market in Europe," says Paolo Ardemagni,
vice president sales and marketing of Symantecıs Southern Europe
and Emerging Markets region. "Over the last four years we have built
strong revenues in Iberia despite not having a local presence. Now,
with offices in Madrid and Barcelona under Joachinıs leadership
I am sure we will continue to grow."
In his new position, Reixa is responsible for developing relationships
with business and channel partners and growing Symantecıs share
of both the consumer and enterprise Internet security markets. Before
joining Symantec, Reixa was sales manager, Spain for Lotus Development
where he more than doubled revenue in less than two years. He also
oversaw the development of Lotus Developmentıs customer services
and technical support functions in Spain.
The new offices in Spain are part of Symantecıs expansion in Europe.
In recent months offices have been opened in the Czech Republic,
Hungary and Austria. Symantecıs Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
region employees 800 people in 20 countries and generates around
$200 million a year more than a quarter of Symantecıs worldwide
revenue a 32 percent increase over the previous year.
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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