Symantec Corporation Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2013

Symantec Corporation Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2013 
Company Recognized for Sixth Consecutive Year for Demonstrated
Leadership in Business Ethics, Including Corporate Social
Responsibility and Investment in Innovation and Sustainable Business
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) has been named one of the World's Most Ethical
Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international
think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement, and sharing of
best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility,
anti-corruption and sustainability. The complete list of rankings can
be found at  
"Investment in ethical and responsible operations is an essential
aspect of being a successful and sought-after employer, partner, and
solutions provider. Symantec employees at all levels of the
organization are devoted to creating a culture of ethics and
integrity," said Steve Bennett, president and chief executive
officer, Symantec. "Receiving this award for the sixth consecutive
year is a testimonial to our strong ethical corporate culture. It
sets an expectation for our employees, customers, shareholders and
society as a whole that we will continue to exercise good business
judgment and devote resources and energy to these programs."  
At Symantec, ethics and integrity are the foundation of the company's
business success. Its ethical framework reflects a programmatic
approach to doing business ethically every day in any part of the
world. The company's ethics & compliance program benchmarks the
highest corporate governance criteria, integrating internal controls,
policies and processes that enable employees to exceed the standard
compliance requirements. Employees and partners alike are empowered
to lead all organizational objectives and strategies with conviction
knowing they're operating within an ethical conduct model that
provides them the tools and guidance beyond compliance with baseline
laws and regulations. The company strives to demonstrate innovation
and leadership in corporate governance and compliance with the goal
of continuously improving ethics and compliance programs and
policies. Learn more about our global corporate responsibility 
initiatives at  
In its seventh year, the World's Most Ethical Companies list
highlights companies that outperform industry peers in exhibiting
ethical behavior. The companies chosen go beyond making statements
about doing business "ethically" and truly embrace ethical business
practice and demonstrate industry leadership to benefit the public
and compelling peers to follow suit. Through in-depth research and a
multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies
in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The methodology for the
World's Most Ethical Companies includes reviewing codes of ethics,
litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the
investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking
at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying
nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and
"Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical
Companies recognition this year than any year in the past, which
demonstrates that ethical activity is an important part of many of
these companies' business models, but we are also seeing more
companies be proactive and create new initiatives that expand ethics
programs and cultures across entire industries, such as
industry-based ethics associations and other activities," said Alex
Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the
2013 World's Most Ethical Companies take these leadership positions,
and embrace the correlation between ethical behavior and improved
financial performance. Ethisphere congratulates Symantec on being one
of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2013." 
A record number of nominations and applications in 2013 is evidence
of both the World's Most Ethical Companies' growing recognition by
various stakeholder groups and companies' desire to be recognized for
their integrity standards and ethical cultures. Read about the
methodology and view the complete list of the 2013 World's Most
Ethical Companies at The World's Most
Ethical Companies list will also be featured in the 2013 Quarter 1
issue of Ethisphere Magazine. 
About Ethisphere Institute 
The research-based Ethisphere(R) Institute is a leading international
think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best
practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility,
anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which
publishes the globally recognized World's Most Ethical Companies
Ranking(TM), is the quarterly publication of the Institute.
Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance
programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside(R)
Certification, Compliance Leader Verification(TM) and Anti-Corruption
Program Verification. More information on the Ethisphere Institute,
including ranking projects and membership, can be found at 
About Symantec  
Symantec protects the world's information, and is a global leader in
security, backup and availability solutions. Our innovative products
and services protect people and information in any environment --
from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to
cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in protecting data,
identities and interactions gives our customers confidence in a
connected world. More information is available at or
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for products is preliminary and all future release dates are
tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the
product or planned modifications to product capability,
functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by
Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be
considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon
in making purchasing decisions. 
Jaime Barclay
Symantec Corp.
Shelby Watts
Weber Shandwick
Aubrie Artiano
Managing Editor
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