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Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, Recognized on CRN’s List of Top 100 Executives

Symantec’s John Thompson Named a Top 25 Channel Sales Leader by CRN

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 11, 2016 – Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, is proud to announce today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, to its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives and John Thompson, Global VP of Partner and Channel Sales, to its 2016 Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders. These annual lists recognize leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich opportunities or forging innovative new routes to success.

Greg Clark is a security industry veteran with a proven track record in building large, global companies to scale. During his five-year tenure at Blue Coat, Clark was an unparalleled leader, navigating Blue Coat through the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity and making several strategic acquisitions, including that of Perspecsys and Elastica, to strengthen the company’s technology offering. Following the closing of Symantec’s acquisition of Blue Coat on August 1, Clark now serves as the CEO of Symantec and has joined the Symantec Board. Prior to his roles at Symantec and Blue Coat, Clark founded security software firm Dascom, which later became the foundation for IBM’s Tivoli security product. At IBM, he served as a distinguished engineer for security.

John Thompson runs Symantec’s Worldwide Partner Sales, which is a multi-billion dollar ecosystem that includes more security software revenue with the partner community than any other company in the marketplace. Building on two decades of industry experience, Thompson has spent the past two years at the helm of Symantec’s channel led organization overseeing partner incentive programs, sales and coverage models across all partners resulting in new revenue growth for Symantec. Partners will continue to be a pivotal aspect of Symantec’s route to market strategy.

“The executives on our 2016 Top 100 list have led their companies to extraordinary achievements, both technological and entrepreneurial,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of CRN. “We congratulate each of this year’s Top 100 Executives and celebrate their trailblazing contributions to the advancement of the IT channel.”

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives. More information is available at

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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