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SYMANTEC NAMES JOHN LAING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE SALES

SYMANTEC NAMES JOHN LAING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE SALES
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that John C. Laing has been promoted to executive vice president, worldwide sales.
 In this newly created position, Laing will direct and manage the company's sales, distribution and customer service operations in the United States and overseas. Laing, a member of Symantec's executive staff, will also continue to develop and expand business opportunities domestically and internationally. He will report to Gordon E. Eubanks Jr., Symantec's president, chairman and chief executive officer.
 "Since joining the company three years ago, John has focused his attention on developing the most respected and effective sales organization in the industry, establishing Symantec as a key provider of software to many major corporations," said Eubanks. "His determination and dedication have earned him the respect of colleagues, employees, customers and competitors. We are fortunate to have an individual such as John whose skills, experience and judgment are instrumental in structuring the company for future growth and expansion."
 Laing began at Symantec in 1989 as vice president of sales. Before joining the company, he was area director, Chicago, for Apple Computer Inc., where he was responsible for the local marketing, sales and support activities for 14 states. Previously, he was vice president and general manager at Exzel Corp. in Chicago, and had worked at Xerox Corp. for 10 years.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products for IBM personal computers and compatibles, and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 408-253-9600.
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 /CONTACT: Brian K. Fawkes of Symantec Corp., 408-446-8886, or Julie McHenry of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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