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Symantec President to Participate on FTC Spyware Panel

CUPERTINO, Calif. – April 16, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that John Schwarz, Symantec’s president and chief operating officer, will participate on a panel discussing spyware and its ramifications as part of a workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The panel discussion, entitled “Industry Responses to Spyware: Industry Best Practices and Working With the Government,” is scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2004, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., ET, at the FTC’s Conference Center, located at 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Schwarz’s comments will focus specifically on the impact spyware and similar software has on the information security industry and best practices to address spyware as a cyber threat.

Additional information about the entire workshop, entitled “Monitoring Software On Your PC: Spyware, Adware and Other Software,” can accessed via the FTC’s Web site at The event is open to the public.

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