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Cecil Perez Named Vice President, Symantec's Latin America Region

Industry Veteran to Manage Growth of Latin America Enterprise/Consumer Security Market for Symantec

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 2, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has named Cecil Perez vice president of Symantec's Latin America region. The former director of Central/South America and Caribbean Sales and Marketing for Symantec, Perez will manage Symantec marketing operations in the growing Latin America enterprise and consumer security marketplace. Symantec currently has offices in Miami, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico to serve the increasing needs of the flourishing Latin America region.

"Latin America enterprise and consumer computer users across the region continue to embrace Symantec security products at an extraordinary rate," said Perez. "I look forward to helping expand Symantec's presence throughout this rapidly expanding market by leveraging the unique expertise of our experienced personnel together with the most effective solutions available for securing both personal and enterprise assets."

Perez, a native of Latin America, has more than 15 years of experience in sales management in the computer industry, including positions as international product manager for Internet and Mobile Computing at Apple Computer and as marketing manager for Reseller Channels at Microsoft. Since joining Symantec in 1996, Perez has been instrumental in advancing the company's leadership position across the region. As a frequent guest speaker, Perez has presented at Comdex Mexico, Fenasoft Brazil, NetCom Miami, Compuferia Guatemala, and MacWorld Mexico.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.

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