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Symantec CEO to Deliver Keynote at COMDEX Las Vegas 2003

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 12, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec’s chairman and chief executive officer, will deliver a keynote at COMDEX 2003 in Las Vegas, Nev. Thompson’s speech is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9 – 10 a.m. PT in Hall C5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In his keynote, “Living and Working in a Securely Wired World,” Thompson will discuss the opportunity the technology industry has to secure the interconnected world for enterprises and individuals. If done well, the promise of a completely wired world can be realized. If ignored, the combination of government intervention and user dissatisfaction will have a profound effect on industry growth.

Part of the MediaLive International, Inc. family of global brands, COMDEX hosts educational forums, events and conferences that focus on the technology areas most critical to today's IT buyer. COMDEX fosters ongoing collaboration, communication and commerce for the $879 billion IT market by connecting IT vendors with decision makers in Global 2000 companies. Upcoming regional events include COMDEX Sweden 2004, Jan. 23-25, in Goteborg; COMDEX Saudi Arabia 2004, March 14-17, in Jeddah and COMDEX Canada 2004, March 24-26, in Toronto.

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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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