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Security Agreement - Curon Medical Inc. and David S. Utley

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                              SECURITY AGREEMENT

     This Security Agreement is made as of January 4, 2001 between Curon
Medical, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Pledgee"), and ("Pledgor").

     1.   Note Issuance. Pledgee has agreed to lend Pledgor $150,000 pursuant to
a promissory note (the "Note"). The Note and the obligations thereunder are as
set forth in Exhibit A to this Security Agreement.

     2.   Creation and Description of Security Interest. Pledgor, pursuant to
the California Commercial Code, hereby pledges 37,500 shares of Common Stock in
Pledgee (herein sometimes referred to as the "Collateral" or the "Pledged
Stock") represented by certificate number 0152 for 28,500 shares and 0153 for
9,000 shares and herewith delivers said certificates to the Secretary of Pledgee
("Pledgeholder"), who shall hold said certificates subject to the terms and
conditions of this Security Agreement.

     The pledged stock (together with an executed blank stock assignment
attached hereto as Exhibit B for use in transferring all or a portion of the
Shares to Pledgee if, as and when required pursuant to this Security Agreement)
shall be held by the Pledgeholder as security for the repayment of the Note, and
any extensions or renewals thereof, and the Pledgeholder shall not encumber or
dispose of such Shares except in accordance with the provisions of this Security

     3.   Pledgor's Representations and Covenants. To induce Pledgee to enter
into this Security Agreement, Pledgor represents and covenants to Pledgee, its
successors and assigns, as follows:

          (a)    Payment of Indebtedness. Pledgor will pay the principal sum of
the Note secured hereby, together with interest thereon, at the time and in the
manner provided in the Note.

          (b)    Encumbrances. The Shares are free of all other encumbrances,
defenses and liens, and Pledgor will not further encumber the Shares without the
prior written consent of Pledgee.

          (c)    Margin Regulations. In the event that Pledgee's Common Stock is
now or later becomes margin-listed by the Federal Reserve Board and Pledgee is
classified as a "lender" within the meaning of the regulations under Part 207 of
Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations ("Regulation G"), Pledgor agrees to
cooperate with Pledgee in making any amendments to the Note or providing any
additional collateral as may be necessary to comply with such regulations.

     4.   Voting Rights. During the term of this pledge and so long as all
payments of principal and interest are made as they become due under the terms
of the Note, Pledgor shall have the right to vote all of the Shares pledged

     5.   Stock Adjustments. In the event that during the term of the pledge any
stock dividend, reclassification, readjustment or other changes are declared or
made in the capital structure of Pledgee, all new, substituted and additional
shares or other securities issued by reason of any such change shall be
delivered to and held by the Pledgee under the terms of this Security Agreement

the same manner as the Shares originally pledged hereunder. In the event of
substitution of such securities, Pledgor, Pledgee and Pledgeholder shall
cooperate and execute such documents as are reasonable so as to provide for the
substitution of such Collateral and, upon such substitution, references to
"Shares" in this Security Agreement shall include the substituted shares of
capital stock of Pledgor as a result thereof.

     6.   Default. Pledgor shall be deemed to be in default of the Note and of
this Security Agreement in the event that payment of principal or interest on
the Note shall be delinquent for a period of 30 days or more. In the case of
default, Pledgee shall have the right to accelerate payment of the Note upon
notice to Pledgor, and Pledgee shall thereafter be entitled to pursue its
remedies under the California Commercial Code.

     7.   Release of Collateral.  Subject to any applicable contrary rules under
Regulation G, there shall be released from this pledge a portion of the Pledged
Shares held by Pledgeholder hereunder upon payments of the principal of the
Note. The number of the Pledged Shares which shall be released shall be that
number of full shares which bears the same proportion to the initial number of
shares pledged hereunder as the payment of principal bears to the initial full
principal amount of the Note.

     8.   Withdrawal or Substitution of Collateral. Pledgor shall not sell,
withdraw, pledge, substitute or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the
Collateral without the prior written consent of Pledgee.

     9.   Term. The within pledge of Shares shall continue until the payment of
all indebtedness secured hereby, at which time the remaining pledged stock shall
be promptly delivered to Pledgor, subject to the provisions for prior release of
a portion of the Collateral as provided in paragraph 7 above.

     10.  Insolvency. Pledgor agrees that if a bankruptcy or insolvency
proceeding is instituted by or against it, or if a receiver is appointed for the
property of Pledgor, or if Pledgor makes an assignment for the benefit of
creditors, the entire amount unpaid on the Note shall become immediately due and
payable, and Pledgee may proceed as provided in the case of default.

     11.  Pledgeholder Liability. In the absence of willful or gross negligence,
Pledgeholder shall not be liable to any party for any of his acts, or omissions
to act, as Pledgeholder.

     12.  Invalidity of Particular Provisions. Pledgor and Pledgee agree that
the enforceability or invalidity of any provision or provisions of this Security
Agreement shall not render any other provision or provisions herein contained
unenforceable or invalid.

     13.  Successors or Assigns. Pledgor and Pledgee agree that all of the terms
of this Security Agreement shall be binding on their respective successors and
assigns, and that the term "Pledgor" and the term "Pledgee" as used herein shall
be deemed to include, for all purposes, the respective designees, successors,
assigns, heirs, executors and administrators.

     14.  Governing Law. This Security Agreement shall be interpreted and
governed under the internal substantive laws, but not the choice of law rules,
of California.


     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of
the day and year first above written.

PLEDGOR                            /s/ David S. Utley, M.D.
                                   David S. Utley, M.D.

                                   Address:   ______________________________


PLEDGEE                            CURON MEDICAL, INC.
                                   a Delaware corporation

                                   /s/ John W. Morgan
                                   John W. Morgan, President and CEO

PLEDGEHOLDER                       /s/ David J. Saul
                                   Secretary of Curon Medical, Inc.


                                   EXHIBIT A


$150,000.00                                                Sunnyvale, California
                                                                 January 4, 2001

     FOR VALUE RECEIVED, David S. Utley, M.D., promises to pay to Curon Medical,
Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), or order, the principal sum of One
Hundred and Fifty Thousand dollars ($150,000), together with interest on the
unpaid principal hereof from the date hereof at the rate of six percent (6.0%)
per annum, compounded annually.

     Principal and interest shall be due and payable on January 4, 2003.
Payment of principal and interest shall be made in lawful money of the United
States of America.

     The undersigned may at any time prepay all or any portion of the principal
or interest owing hereunder.

     This Note is secured in part by a pledge of the Company's Common Stock
under the terms of a Security Agreement of even date herewith and is subject to
all the provisions thereof.

     The holder of this Note shall have full recourse against the undersigned,
and shall not be required to proceed against the collateral securing this Note
in the event of default.

     In the event the undersigned shall cease to be an employee or consultant of
the Company for any reason, this Note shall, at the option of the Company, be
accelerated, and the whole unpaid balance on this Note of principal and accrued
interest shall be immediately due and payable.

     Should any action be instituted for the collection of this Note, the
reasonable costs and attorneys' fees therein of the holder shall be paid by the

                                             /s/ David S. Utley, M.D.
                                             David S. Utley, M.D.

                                   EXHIBIT B


     FOR VALUE RECEIVED I, David S. Utley, M.D. ("Pledgor"), hereby sell, assign
and transfer unto Curon Medical, Inc. ("Pledgee") _______________ (__________)
shares of the Common Stock of Curon Medical, Inc. standing in my name of the
books of said corporation represented by Certificate No. _____ herewith and do
hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint __________________________________ to
transfer the said stock on the books of the within named corporation with full
power of substitution in the premises.

     This Stock Assignment may be used only in accordance with the Security
Agreement between Curon Medical, Inc. and the undersigned dated January 4, 2001.

Dated: _______________, ____

                                        Signature: /s/ David S. Utley

INSTRUCTIONS: Please do not fill in any blanks other than the signature line.
The purpose of this assignment is to enable the Pledgee to exercise its rights
to the Collateral as set forth in the Security Agreement, without requiring
additional signatures on the part of the Pledgor.