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Loan Agreement - Enron Corp. and Jeffrey K. Skilling

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                       LOAN AGREEMENT

     This Loan Agreement ("Agreement"), made and entered
into on this _____ day of __________, 19__, and made
effective as of October 13, 1997, by and between Enron Corp.
("Company" or "Lender"), a Delaware corporation having its
headquarters at 1400 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, and
Jeffrey K. Skilling ("Employee" or "Borrower"), an
individual currently residing in Houston, Harris County,

                      W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, Employer and Employee are parties to that certain
Employment Agreement dated January 1, 1996;

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual
covenants herein contained and for other good and valuable
consideration, the parties agree as follows:

                           ARTICLE I


     SECTION 1.01.  Certain Defined Terms.  As used in this
Agreement, the following terms shall have the following
meanings (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the
singular and plural forms of the terms defined):

     "Business Day" means a day of the week, Monday through
Friday, on which the offices of the Lender at 1400 Smith
Street, Houston, Texas 77002, are open for business.

     "Events of Default" or "Event of Default" has the
meaning specified in Section 4.01.

     "Loan" has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

     "Loan Document" has the meaning specified in Section

     "Note" means a promissory note of the Borrower payable
to the order of the Lender, in substantially the form of
Attachment A hereto, evidencing the indebtedness of the
Borrower to the Lender resulting from the Loan made by the

     "Pledge Agreement" has the meaning specified in section

     "Termination Date" means the earlier date of
(i) December 31, 2001, or (ii) termination of Borrower's
employment with Lender pursuant to Section 4.01(b).

     SECTION 1.02.  Computation of Time Periods.  In this
Agreement in the computation of periods of time from a
specified date to a later specified date, the word "from"
means "from and including" and the words "to" and "until"
each means "to but excluding".

                           ARTICLE II

                  AMOUNT AND TERMS OF THE LOAN

     SECTION 2.01.  The Loan.  The Lender agrees,
conditioned on the employment of Borrower by Lender, and on
the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, to make a
loan to the Borrower (the "Loan") on October 13, 1997 in the
principal amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00).

     SECTION 2.02.  Repayment.  Subject to the provisions of
this Loan Agreement the Borrower shall repay the unpaid
principal amount of the Loan made by the Lender in
accordance with the Note made by the Borrower to the order
of the Lender, in no event later than December 31, 2001.

     SECTION 2.03.  Interest.  The Borrower shall pay
interest, compounded semi-annually, on the unpaid principal
and interest of the Loan until the maturity date of December
31, 2001 at the October 1997 mid-term Applicable Federal
Rate (AFR) of 6.24%.  The borrower shall make payments of
accrued interest annually, on the anniversary date of the
loan or at the election of Borrower on the subsequent 31st
day of December.

     SECTION 2.04.  Prepayments.

     (a) Mandatory.  There shall be no mandatory prepayment
of the Loan made by the Lender to the Borrower.

     (b) Optional.  The Borrower may, upon at least three
Business Days' notice to the Lender stating the proposed
date and aggregate principal amount of the prepayment,
prepay such outstanding principal amount of the Loan,
together with accrued interest to the date of such
prepayment on the principal amount prepaid without premium
or penalty, or at the Borrower's election, Borrower may make
a prepayment of interest only.

     SECTION 2.05.  Payments and Computations.

     (a) The Borrower shall make each payment under the Note
not later than 11:00 A.M. (Houston, Texas time) on the day
when due in U.S. dollars to the Lender at its address
referred to in Section 5.02.

     (b) All computations of interest pursuant to Section
2.03 shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366
days, as the case may be.

     (c) Whenever any payment hereunder or under the Note
shall be stated to be due on a day other than a Business
Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding
Business Day, and such extension of time shall in such case
be included in the computation of payment of interest.

     SECTION 2.06.  Loan Intentions.  It is the intention of
the parties that the Loan made under this Loan Agreement is
made in full compliance with and conditioned upon U.S.
Internal Revenue Code Section 7872(f)(5) in effect as of
such date.

     SECTION 2.07.  Special Loan Provisions.

          If none of the Events of Default described in
Section 4.01 of this Loan Agreement occur and Borrower fully
performs all the duties and responsibilities expected of him
in his position and under his employment agreement through
December 31, 2001, then 50% of the loan amount will be
forgiven and the remaining 50% shall be repaid to Lender by

                          ARTICLE III

                     CONDITIONS OF LENDING

     SECTION 3.01.  Condition Precedent to Loan.  The
obligation of the Lender to make the Loan is subject to the
condition precedent that the Lender shall have received
prior to the date of the Loan the following, in form and
substance satisfactory to the Lender:

     (a) The Note made by Borrower to the order of the

     (b) A Pledge Agreement, making a pledge and assignment
to the Lender of Pledge Collateral having a present value
and liquidity reasonably acceptable to Lender, duly executed
by the Borrower, in substantially the form of Attachment B
(The "Pledge Agreement" and, together with this Agreement
and the Note, the "Loan Documents" and individually a "Loan
Document"), together with evidence that all actions in the
opinion of the Lender, desirable to perfect and protect the
security interest created by the Pledge Agreement have been
or will be taken in a timely manner.

                         ARTICLE IV

                      EVENTS OF DEFAULT

     SECTION 4.01.  Events of Default.  If any of the
following events ("Events of Default") shall occur and be

     (a) A period of ten (10) Business Days shall have
elapsed after Lender gives notice to Borrower that Borrower
has failed to pay interest on the Note after the same
becomes due and payable; or

     (b) The employment of the Borrower with the Lender,
pursuant to the Employment Agreement between the parties
effective January 1, 1996, terminates other than through
Borrower's "Involuntary Termination", death, or disability
as defined in said Employment Agreement; then, and in any
such event, the Lender may by notice to the Borrower,
declare the Note, all interest thereon and all other amounts
payable under this Agreement to be forthwith due and payable
and shall be prorated over the current year, without
presentment, demand, protest or further notice of any kind,
all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;
provided, however, that in the event of an actual or deemed
entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower
under the Federal Bankruptcy Code, (A) the obligation of the
Lender to make the Loan shall automatically be terminated
and (B) the Note, all such interest and all such amounts
shall automatically become and be due and payable, without
presentment, demand, protest or any notice of any kind, all
of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower.

                           ARTICLE V


     SECTION 5.01.  Amendments, Etc.  No amendment or waiver
of any provision of any Loan Document, nor consent to any
departure by the Borrower therefrom, shall in any event be
effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by
the Lender, and then such waiver or consent shall be
effective only in the specific instance and for the specific
purpose for which given.

     SECTION 5.02.  Notices, Etc.  All notices and other
communications provided for hereunder shall be in writing
(including telegraphic, telex or cable communication) and
mailed, telegraphed, telexed, cabled or delivered, if to the
Lender, at its address at 1400 Smith Street, Houston, Texas
77002, Attention: Treasurer; if to the Borrower, at 1912 N.
Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77098, or at such other address as
shall be designated by either such party in a written notice
to the other party.  All such notices and communications
shall, when mailed, telegraphed, telexed or cabled, be
effective when deposited in the mails, delivered to the
telegraph company, confirmed by telex answerback or
delivered to the cable company, respectively.

     SECTION 5.03.  No Waiver; Remedies.  No failure on the
part of the Lender to exercise, and no delay in exercising
any right under any Loan Document shall operate as a waiver
thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any
such right by Lender preclude any other or further exercise
thereof or the exercise of any other right.  The remedies
provided in the Loan Documents are cumulative and not
exclusive of any remedies provided by law.

     SECTION 5.04.  Binding Effect; Governing Law.  This
Agreement and the Note shall be governed by, and construed
in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas.

     SECTION 5.05.  Nontransferability.  Notwithstanding any
other provision of a Loan Document to the contrary, in no
event shall the benefits of the interest arrangement of the
Loan by the Lender and the Borrowings by the Borrower be

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this
Agreement as of the date first above written.

                          ENRON CORP.

                          By:  /s/  PEGGY B. MENCHACA
                          Name:  Peggy B. Menchaca
                          Title: Vice President & Secretary


Geneva H. Hiroms