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Symantec Appoints Timothy Ding Managing Director for Taiwan

20-year Industry and IBM Veteran to Lead Taiwan Business

TAIWAN – August 7, 2006 – Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Timothy Ding as managing director of Symantec Taiwan. In his new role, Ding will be responsible for Symantec’s operations in Taiwan, reporting to Bernard Kwok, vice president, Symantec Corporation & president, Symantec Greater China Region.

Ding joins Symantec from IBM where most recently he was Executive of Retail Industry Solution, IBM Greater China Group. Ding started his career with IBM in 1985 and during his tenure held a number of different roles in Sales, Channel and Marketing. From 2002 - 2004, Ding led the Software Group for IBM Taiwan managing an organization of over 100 employees. Additionally, he led the rapid development of IBM’s Global Business Partner in Taiwan achieving double-digit growth in revenue for all quarters during his tenure.

“I am extremely proud to be joining Symantec and look forward to working closely with Symantec’s extensive customer base in Taiwan,” Ding said. “Symantec is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to be able to offer innovative solutions and services that help individuals and enterprises assure the complete protection of their information, infrastructure, and interactions.”

“We are delighted that Timothy Ding is joining Symantec as our new managing director for Taiwan and are confident that he will be a strong and innovative leader with his extensive industry experience in the enterprise sector,” said Bernard Kwok, vice president, Symantec Corporation and president, of Symantec Greater China Region. “Symantec is committed to investing in Taiwan and in continuing to strengthen our presence in this key market.”

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