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Symantec Awarded $21M in Damages

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced that it was awarded $21 million in damages against a large network
of distributors selling counterfeit Symantec software.

The judgments were handed down by the United States District Court for the
Central District of California in Los Angeles, CA in favor of Symantec
against ANYI, SILI Inc., Mark Ma, Mike Lee, John Zhang, Yee Sha, and related

"Our customers are the real winners as a result of this case," said Scott
Minden, director, Symantec Legal department. "A judgment like this is a
crippling blow against these particular syndicates and will drive them even
further underground, making it more difficult for them to sell directly to
unsuspecting users. It complicates their ability to operate behind the
guise as legitimate businesses."

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)