MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has completed the tender offer to purchase the remaining outstanding shares of common stock and stock rights of publicly traded VeriSign Japan KK (TSE:3722). As of Nov. 1, 2012, VeriSign Japan KK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symantec.
"Symantec, with VeriSign Japan, is positioned to help Japanese organizations incorporate identity and authentication security into a comprehensive framework – all from one vendor. This will help enable IT to confidently and securely adopt new computing models that promise tremendous operational efficiencies and freedom of choice for their employees and customers," said Fran Rosch, vice president, Identity and Authentication Services, Symantec. "By combining Symantec and VeriSign Japan, we are extending our strategy to create the most trusted brand for protecting people and information."
Together, Symantec and VeriSign Japan KK plan to drive growth across Japan for both the SSL and User Authentication solutions. VeriSign Japan KK is complementary to Symantec's global business. The combination of the two companies is expected to have a positive impact on employees, customers and partners through increased investment and the ability to leverage business practices proven successful for Symantec in other parts of the world.
For more information, please visit: http://go.symantec.com/verisign-japan.
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