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DATE:           February 11, 1997

TO:             Bernie Ebbers

FROM:           Jim Crowe


I believe the following summarizes the agreement we reached on February 11, 

1.      I will continue to be an employee of the Company, reporting to you,
        however I will not have line responsibility.

2.      My employment by the Company will continue until November 23, 1997.
        After November 23, 1997, my employment will be by mutual agreement.

3.      My stock options which would have vested in November 1997, Shareworks
        grants and matching contributions will vest immediately. I agree not to
        exercise these options until November 24, 1997. WorldCom absolutely
        agrees that after November 24, 1997, I will have the right to exercise
        any options outstanding at that time. WorldCom agrees it will not
        prevent or attempt to prevent exercise of such options after November
        24, 1997, under any circumstances including any breach or contention of
        breach of this agreement.
4.      I will remain on the Board of Directors and remain as Chairman for the
        term of my employment subject to nomination and stockholder vote.

5.      I will have one year from the date of termination of my employment to
        exercise any outstanding options.

6.      My salary will be $120,000 per year. In return, I will devote one day
        per month to such business as you direct, subject to mutual agreement
        as to the nature of the task. If you do not specify a task for a
        particular month, there will no carry over to the next month. We both
        agree to be flexible with respect to rescheduling my tasks to
        accommodate any other activities I may wish to pursue.
7.      Should you wish to assign other tasks to me, you will compensate me at
        the rate of $10,000 per day for each day or fraction of a day spent on
        such tasks. My undertaking of such tasks will be subject to prior
        mutual agreement.
8.      You agree that I may pursue such other activities as I choose,
        including, but not limited to, pursuing other business interests. I
        understand that during the term of my employment and directorship, such
        activities must be consistent with my fiduciary duties.
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February 11, 1997
Memo to Bernie Ebbers

9.      We agreed that I will have a budget of $75,000 for community donations,
        charitable donations, sponsorships, etc., to allocate at my discretion.
        I believe my participation in these good works is a benefit to the 
        Company, especially given the concentration of stock ownership in Omaha.

10.     I would propose that Dinah Sink continue as my secretary as long as I
        am employed. I will, of course, ensure Dinah is properly utilized.

11.     I would like to continue to use my office in Omaha when needed.

In addition to considering my own situation, I believe we agreed as follows.

12.     Doug Bradbury and Terry Ferguson's employment with the Company will be
        terminated on February 28, 1997. Terry and Doug's stock options (which 
        would have vested in November 1997), Shareworks grants and matching 
        contributions will vest immediately. Doug and Terry will have one year 
        from the date of their termination to exercise any outstanding options.

13.     In any event, given Terry and Doug's contribution to the Company, I
        think a severance payment is appropriate. Any such severance will be 
        at your discretion.


/s/ James Crowe                                  /s/ Bernard J. Ebbers
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James Q. Crowe                                   Bernie Ebbers