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Symantec Finalizing CEO Candidates, Plans September Announcement

Symantec is nearing completion of its search to fill the chief executive position, telling Wall Street analysts on Wednesday that an announcement is planned by the end of September.

The board of directors will mull over the finalists this month, said Michael Brown, who has been serving as interim CEO since March, when the company’s board of directors ousted Steve Bennett from the position.

“The search committee has received strong inbound interest and has already met with a number of highly qualified candidates,” Brown said during its fiscal-first-quarter analyst call. “The committee is in the process of narrowing the field to a handful of executives and is vetting the finalists among those.”

“We’ve got from the finalists, candidates that meet all of those, and we have candidates where we’re looking that may not meet all of those, but they might be outstanding in one or two of those,” Brown said.

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