RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Intel's McAfee security group plans layoffs

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BOSTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Intel Corp's McAfeesecurity division is planning to lay off a "small percentage" ofits workforce of about 7,100 employees, a company spokesman saidon Monday.

McAfee spokesman Ian Bain said he could not provide moredetails about the job cuts, which he disclosed in response to aninquiry from Reuters.

Intel Corp acquired McAfee, the world's second largestsecurity software maker, in February 2011 in a $7.7 billiondeal. The division had 7,072 employees as of June 30, accordingto Bain.

(Reporting By Jim Finkle; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

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