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Severance Agreement - Lionbridge Technologies Inc. and Roger Jeanty

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This agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into between Lionbridge
Technologies, Inc. ("Lionbridge"), on its own behalf and on behalf of its
officers, agents, directors, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns and
successors (collectively, "Lionbridge") and Roger Jeanty (on your own behalf and
on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns) regarding the
termination of your employment with Lionbridge.

In consideration of the mutual covenants and undertakings set forth herein, you
and Lionbridge hereby agree as follows:

1.  Your employment with Lionbridge ended on April 26, 2001 (the "Effective

2.  You will notify Lionbridge within one week of accepting new employment of
the name and address thereof, provided that the beginning date of such
employment is within 12 months from the Effective Date.

3.  You confirm that your obligations under your Employee Non-Disclosure
Agreement and your Non-Competition Agreement dated as of March 29, 2000 continue
and that you shall abide by those obligations for so long as you remain a
director of Lionbridge.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lionbridge hereby
consents to your employment by, or your rendering services to, any customer of
Lionbridge, and confirms that Section 2 of your Non-Competition Agreement will
not be interpreted by Lionbridge to prevent or restrict you from employment by,
or rendering services to, any customer of Lionbridge.

4.  Lionbridge, without admitting and while expressly denying the commission of
any wrongful act, including but not limited to any violations of any federal,
state or local fair employment practice law, or other employment practice law,
or other employer duty or other employment-related obligation (all of which are
hereinafter referred to as "employment relations laws") or other equity, will
provide to you a cash payment in the amount of $100,000, payable in equal
installments over six months as set forth below.  Each payment made shall be
less any amount required of Lionbridge by law to be withheld or elected to be
withheld by you on a voluntary basis.

Amount        Date of Payment
------        ---------------

$16,667       June 21, 2001
$16,667       July 1, 2001
$16,667       August 1, 2001
$16,667       September 1, 2001
$16,667       October 1, 2001
$16,665       November 1, 2001

In addition, you confirm that Lionbridge provided to you within one month after
the Effective Date, payment in a single sum equal to the value of your then
accrued and unused vacation time.

5.  In exchange for the consideration set forth above and for other good and
valuable consideration receipt of which is hereby acknowledged:

a.  You hereby accept the foregoing, in full and complete waiver, release, and
satisfaction of any and all claims of any kind or description that you have or
may have had or may have through the date you execute the Agreement against
Lionbridge or its officers, directors or employees including but not limited to
claims arising from any employment relations laws, contract or tort law, public
policy, law or equity or claims for expenses or other monetary or equitable
relief including any right to or claim arising out of a right, to re-
employment. You also hereby release Lionbridge from liability for such claims
and waive any other rights relating to your employment, or your termination from
employment, with Lionbridge. This release shall include a release from claims
under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Lionbridge hereby
advises you to consult counsel before signing the Agreement and that you have,
and are entitled to, at least 21 days following the receipt of the Agreement to
execute it, although you are not required to use all of this period if in your
sole and

unlimited discretion and judgment you choose not to do so. You are also entitled
to rescind the Agreement at any time within the seven-day period after you
execute it by written notice to Lionbridge. This waiver of your rights under
ADEA shall not apply to any claims arising after your execution of the

b.  You agree to refrain from filing any complaint, civil action, litigation or
proceedings of any nature or description against Lionbridge, in an judicial or
quasi-judicial forum, based upon claims released in Paragraph 5(a);

c.  You represent that you have not filed any complaints, administrative charges
and/or lawsuits or proceedings against Lionbridge based upon claims released in
Paragraph 5(a), with any local, state or federal court or agency and further
that you have not assigned or transferred to any person any portion of any claim
which is released or waived by this Agreement; and

d.  You agree to not file, participate in as a plaintiff and/or class member, or
commence yourself, or encourage, induce, solicit or support the filing of, or
institution of any claim, suit, litigation, grievance, arbitration, cause of
action, or any other proceeding against Lionbridge by any other person or
persons based on claims released in Paragraph 5(a) or similar claims of third
parties, whether or not such claims arise from any employment relations laws,
including but not limited to claims based on discrimination on the basis of age,
sex, handicap, disability, contract or tort law, public policy, law or equity or
claims for expenses or other monetary or equitable relief.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not be prohibited from giving testimony
in lawsuits or administrative proceedings initiated by third parties if such
testimony is compelled by legal and/or administrative subpoena. You shall not
volunteer to provide such testimony and/or encourage, induce or solicit others
to call you as a witness.

e.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lionbridge agrees that the release given by
you in Section 5 hereof shall expressly not include the release by you of any
claims relating to your right to collect the payments referred to in Section 4
above or the release of any claims relating to any of your rights under those
subordinated promissory notes issued to you and to Tracy Jeanty by IC Global
Services, Inc. on April 9, 1999 in the original principal amounts of
$1,867,764.08, $466,941.02, $622,588.02, and $155,647.01 and assumed by

6.  Lionbridge hereby acknowledges that the foregoing is in full and complete
waiver, release and satisfaction of any and all claims of any kind or
description that Lionbridge has or may have had or may have against you through
the date you execute the Agreement, including but not limited to claims arising
from any employment relations laws, contract or tort law, public policy, law or
equity or claims for other monetary or equitable relief, and Lionbridge hereby
expressly releases you from liability from such claims. However, this release
shall have no force or effect as to claims, if any, by Lionbridge that you
violated any of the provisions of the agreements referred to in Paragraph 13,

7.  Neither you nor Lionbridge shall release, reveal, publish, cause to be
published, publicize, discuss, or otherwise disclose the terms of the Agreement
except as provided for herein and to your family, accountants, and attorneys and
in Paragraph 10 of the Agreement and except as you or Lionbridge may be
obligated to disclose on account of statutory, regulatory, or other legal
requirements or in connection with your compliance with the obligations
described in paragraph 3.

8.  Both Lionbridge and you agree not to publicly criticize or discuss, except
as mutually agreed, nor make any derogatory comments regarding,  the facts and
circumstances leading to your departure from Lionbridge, but you may state that
your departure was voluntary.

9.  Nothing in this Agreement shall affect your status or your term as a Class I
director of Lionbridge.  Your term as a Class I director of Lionbridge expires
at the 2003 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Lionbridge.

10. The terms of the Agreement including all facts, circumstances, statements
or documents relating thereto, shall not be admissible for any purpose in any
litigation in any forum other than to secure enforcement of the terms and
conditions of the Agreement.

11. The Agreement has been reached by mutual accord of the parties hereto, and
the parties by their signatures indicate their full agreement and understanding
of its terms.

12.  The Agreement includes all of the agreements of the parties relative to
your termination, and supersedes any prior agreements or representations between
the parties as to the subjects covered, including, but not limited to, the
employment agreement dated as of March 29, 2000 between Lionbridge and you,  but
expressly not including the Non-Competition Agreement dated as of March 29,
2000between Lionbridge and you (and as amended by this Agreement) and the
Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement between Lionbridge and you dated as of March
29, 2000.   This Agreement has no precedential effect, value, or impact
whatsoever as to any person not a party to it.

13.  Should any provision or part of any provision of this Agreement be found to
be legally unenforceable and/or against public policy, such unenforceability
shall not prevent enforcement of the remaining provisions or parts of this

14.  The Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. Any action to bring and try any dispute concerning the
enforcement or interpretation of this Agreement shall be done in an appropriate
court located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the parties hereby
consent to the jurisdiction of any such court for that purpose.


  /s/ Rory J. Cowan
  Rory Cowan
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Date: June 20, 2001

  /s/ Roger O. Jeanty
  Roger Jeanty

Date: June 20, 2001