Symantec Announces Departure of President of Products and Services

Symantec Announces Departure of President of Products and Services 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/13 --  Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Francis deSouza, president of
products and services, will leave the company on December 1st to
become President of Illumina, based in San Diego, Calif. Symantec's
products and services leadership team will now report to the
company's President and CEO, Steve Bennett.  
"Francis made a substantial impact during the seven years he was at
Symantec, helping guide the development and restructuring of our
product portfolio," said Steve Bennett, president and chief executive
officer, Symantec. "We wish Francis every success in his new
"We are confident in our strategy and have made significant progress
in our company transformation. We've improved our existing point
solution offerings, built dedicated teams to create and refine the
new integrated offerings, and have attracted lighthouse customers as
early adopters of our new offerings. I look forward to working more
directly with the products and services team to ensure that we are
delivering for our customers," Bennett added. 
"It's been a privilege to work at Symantec on protecting individuals,
companies and governments. Looking ahead, the talent of the Symantec
team, innovative offering roadmaps and deep partner relationships
position the company very well to extend its leadership in solving
customers' most important problems," said Francis deSouza. 
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the 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 industry-leading expertise
in protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers
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