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Symantec announces new director of PR Asia/Pacific

Symantec announces new director of public relations and communications for Asia Pacific

Lindy Yarnold joins the Asia Pacific marketing communications team

AUCKLAND– February 09, 2001 – Symantec has appointed Lindy Yarnold as its new director of public relations and communications for Asia Pacific. Lindy joins the regional marketing team to support, guide and provide direction to in-country marketing teams in the areas of public relations, corporate and brand communications, packaging, advertising, research and web sites.

In this capacity, Lindy’s regional responsibilities include ensuring the implementation of successful public relations and marketing campaigns, the communication of key company initiatives, the introduction and management of new products and packaging, and consistent branding and corporate messaging across the region. Additionally, in this role Lindy will aim to encourage strategic thinking and planning while ensuring uniformity, accuracy and quality in marketing communications across the region.

“We are very pleased to be welcoming Lindy to the regional marketing team. With a wealth of public relations and marketing communications expertise and experience, we are confident that Lindy will successfully lead Symantec’s communications strategies - identifying and leveraging new opportunities that will further strengthen the company’s presence in the Asia Pacific market,” said Garry Sexton, vice president, Asia Pacific, Symantec Corporation.

Lindy replaces Melissa Dempsey, who is currently on maternity leave.

Prior to joining Symantec, Lindy held the role of communications manager for f2, Fairfax’s Interactive Network, where she was responsible for establishing corporate affairs programs and effective public relations strategies that supported corporate and trade marketing objectives.

Lindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Newcastle.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. . Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific. For further press information please view http://www.symantec.com/region/au_nz/PressCenter/nz.html
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