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Affiliate Order - JAG Company Voice LLC and Zacks Investment Research

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[COMPANY     64 Princeton Hightstown Road    |
  VOICE                Suite 219             |
  LOGO]      Princeton Junction, NJ 08550    |         AFFILIATE ORDER
                  Tel: (609) 638-3101        |
                  Fax: (888) 828-4174        |          A.O. NO: 22
          E-Mail:  |
            |          DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 20002
             Contact: Stephen J. Schoepfer   |

The following confirms your order for "The Company Voice," which makes available
to users on-demand streaming audio/video press releases and other corporate
information from small to mid-size public companies ("The Company Voice"). This
Affiliate Order ("AO" or "Agreement") grants to the party identified below
("Licensee") a non-exclusive license to carry The Company Voice only on the
website(s) identified below, subject to the terms and conditions herein,
including the terms and conditions on the reverse side of this AO. This AO shall
not be effective unless signed by JAG Company Voice LLC ("CV") and the Licensee.

To:    ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH ("Licensee")                        Special Terms and/or Instructions (if, any):
       155 NORTH WACKER DRIVE                                         1.  Zack's to retain 100% of Ad-revenue generated from the
       CHICAGO, IL 60606                                                  Co-branded player.
                                                                      2.  The player will have a Zacks branded environment

Contact: STEPHEN REITMEISTER    Tel #: 312-630-9880 X 372    Fax #: 312-630-9617


SITE(S) TO RECEIVE COMPANY VOICE        INITIAL TERM                  START DATE                            EXPIRATION DATE

                                                                                                           12 months                   MARCH 18, 2003                         MARCH 18, 2003                 =                   *anticipated launch-subject to change   *tentative - based on launch date

                                ORDER DESCRIPTION

Graphic link (s) to Company Voice Player, and related service, for display on
Licensee's website as per the attached Annex 1. Licensee shall provide graphic
links for companies which are part of the Company Voice network, which link
shall launch the Company Voice Player containing the company's related
video/audio segment. Licensee shall also provide links for non-Company Voice
Network companies, which links shall launch a window containing a promotional
announcement regarding The Company Voice, which announcement shall be provided
by The Company Voice.

                              AFFILIATE COMMISSION

For each company that becomes a paying member of The Company Voice Network
through a direct referral from Licensee's site, Licensee shall receive a
referral commission in the amount of $4000. Commission will be paid at the time
of posting the first segment to the site.

   Agreed and Accepted:                 Agreed and Accepted:
   LICENSEE                             JAG COMPANY VOICE LLC



   SIGNATURE: /S/ Stephen Reitmeister   SIGNATURE: /S/ Stephen J. Schoepfer
              -----------------------              ------------------------

   DATE:    2/21/02                     DATE:   FEBRUARY 21, 2002

   Rev: 2/12/02


1. License. CV hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive license to carry and
display The Company Voice, during the Term of this Agreement, on the Licensee's
website(s) identified on the front of this Agreement ("Licensee's Site") in
accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This license
specifically excludes the right of Licensee (or any of its affiliates) or any
user receiving The Company Voice to redistribute, reproduce, retransmit,
disseminate, create derivative works from, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate
The Company Voice to anyone without the express written consent of CV.

2. Delivery of Player by CV. At its sole cost and expense, CV shall make
available to Licensee a link to a streaming audio/ video player through which
The Company Voice can be accessed and displayed on Licensee's Site (the
"Player"). Licensee shall not alter, modify or obscure the Player or any content
on, or transmission of, The Company Voice.

3. Access to The Company Voice. Access to The Company Voice from the Licensee's
Site shall be provided via links on the Licensee's Site. Licensee shall be
responsible for creating and placing the links on the Licensee's Site and CV
shall furnish Licensee with such technical information and assistance as is
reasonably necessary in order for Licensee to properly establish the links to
The Company Voice. The links shall be prominently displayed on the Licensee's
Site in a location mutually agreed upon by Licensee and CV.

4. Traffic and Demographic Reports. Licensee shall make available to CV such
demographic and statistical information regarding Licensee's Site as Licensee
may keep in the ordinary course of it's business; provided, however, that
nothing in this Agreement shall require Licensee to disclose to CV any
information which would enable CV to ascertain the identity of any of Licensee's
registered users or accountholders or violate any confidentiality agreement
which Licensee may have with such users or accountholders. Such information
shall be provided to CV within ten (10) days after the commencement of the
Initial Term and shall be updated, upon CV's request, but no more frequently
than twice during any one (1) year period during the Term.

5. Use of Intellectual Property. Except as expressly permitted under this
Agreement, Licensee shall not use any Intellectual Property owned or licensed by
CV or any of its affiliates, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement.

6. Ownership of The Company Voice and Related Intellectual Property. As between
CV and Licensee, CV shall own The Company Voice and each party shall own all
right, title and interest in and to their respective websites, products and
services ("Operations") and any and all Intellectual Property related to their
respective Operations. For purposes of this Agreement, "Intellectual Property"
shall mean any and all content and materials, including, but not limited to,
URL's, software (and any modifications, upgrades or new versions thereof),
designs, icons, menus, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade and business
secrets, text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, audio, video and data.

7. Term. The initial term of this Agreement (and the license granted hereunder)
shall commence and expire on the dates set forth on the front of this Agreement
("Initial Term"). This Agreement shall automatically renew for subsequent and
consecutive 6-month terms ("Renewal Term(s)") unless CV or Licensee provides the
other party with a written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days prior to the
expiration of the Initial Term or the current Renewal Term. The Initial Term and
any Renewal Terms are referred to, collectively, as the "Term."

8. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by either party immediately
upon written notice to the other party if the other party (a) becomes insolvent;
(b) files a petition in bankruptcy; (c) makes an assignment for the benefit of
creditors; or (d) breaches any of its obligations under this Agreement in any
material respect and such breach is not remedied within thirty (30) days
following written notice of such breach to such party. In addition, and
notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, CV shall have the
right to terminate this Agreement for its convenience (i.e., without cause) at
any time, without incurring liability of any kind to Licensee, by providing
Licensee with not less than ten (10) days' written notice of such termination.
In the event of any such termination for convenience, Licensee shall promptly
remove from Licensee's Site any graphics, links or other references to The
Company Voice and the Affiliate Content.

9. Force Majeure/Interruption. Neither party shall be liable for any failure to
perform any of its obligations under this Agreement due to unforeseen
circumstances or causes beyond the party's reasonable control, including,
without limitation, acts of god, riot, embargoes, acts of governmental
authorities, fire, earthquake, flood, accident, strikes, unauthorized access to
computer systems (hacking), telecommunications interruptions, or disruption in
transmission facilities ("Force Majeure"). Time for performance will be extended
by such Force Majeure; provided, however, that either party may terminate this
Agreement upon written notice to the other party in the event that such other
party has suspended performance of its obligations pursuant to this paragraph
for more than sixty (60) days.

10. Confidentiality. Licensee and CV acknowledge that each of them may have
access to confidential and proprietary information which relates to the other
party's business ("Confidential Information"). Such Confidential Information
shall be identified as confidential at the time of disclosure. Each party agrees
to preserve and protect the confidentiality of the Confidential Information to
at least the same degree as they protect their own confidential information and
not to disclose or use any applicable Confidential Information without the prior
written consent of the other party. Confidential Information shall not, however,
include information (i) which prior to any disclosure by either party or its
representatives is in the public domain other than as a result of disclosure by
such party or its representatives or (ii) becomes available or is disclosed to
either party through or by a third party that is under no obligation to keep
such information confidential. In addition, in the event that either party
becomes legally compelled to disclose any Confidential Information, such party
shall be permitted to do so provided it has given the other party prompt notice
thereof so that such party may seek a protective order or other appropriate

11. Public Announcements. The parties shall cooperate in creating appropriate
press releases relating to the relationship set forth in this Agreement.
Licensee shall not make any press releases regarding this Agreement without the
prior written consent of CV.

12. Limitation of Warranties and Liability. CV makes no warranty that The
Company Voice, the Affiliate Content or their respective websites or
distribution platforms will be error-free or uninterrupted or that all errors or
failures in any of the foregoing will be corrected. THE COMPANY VOICE, THE
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In no event will either party be liable for
(a) any representation or warranty made by the other party (or any of its
affiliates) to any end user or third party or (b) any failure of its network or
services. Neither party, nor any of their affiliates, directors, officers,
employees, shareholders, agents or representatives will be liable for any
indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including, but not
limited to, lost profits and damages that result from inconvenience, delay, or
loss of use of The Company Voice and/or the Affiliate Content arising out of
this Agreement, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility of such
damages and losses.

13. Indemnification. CV shall indemnify and hold harmless Licensee, and its
affiliates, directors, officers and employees ("Indemnitees") against any and
all liability (including reasonable attorneys fees) incurred by any of the
Indemnitees as a result of The Company Voice(a) infringing or violating the
intellectual property rights of any third party and/or (b) being defamatory or

14 Assignment. Neither party may assign this Agreement or its rights or
obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party,
except that CV may, without Licensee's consent, assign this Agreement or its
rights or obligations hereunder (in whole or part) to any affiliate of CV or in
connection with any (a) merger involving CV; (b) sale of substantially all of
CV's stock or assets; or (c) sale of any beneficial interest in CV. Any
assignment by either party in violation of this provision shall be null and
void. Any permitted assignment by CV shall release CV from any and all
obligations and liability arising from this Agreement, or in connection with any
services provided, or to be provided, hereunder and Licensee shall look solely
to the assignee in connection with all matters relating to this Agreement and
the services hereunder.

15. Notice. Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given
hereunder by either party to the other shall be in writing, and delivered
personally, or sent by overnight courier service, certified or registered mail,
postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the contact persons set forth on
the front of this Agreement (at their respective addresses). Any notice so given
shall be deemed received when personally delivered, on the next business day if
delivered by an overnight courier service, or four (4) days after mailing. Any
party may change the address to which notices are to be sent by giving notice of
such change of address to the other parties in the manner herein provided for
giving notice.

18. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between
the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any and
all prior agreements or understandings among the parties with respect to the
subject matter hereof. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except by a
written agreement signed by both parties.

19. No Waiver. The failure of either party to enforce any term or condition of
this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such term or condition or any
other terms or conditions of this Agreement, and no waiver by either party of
the breach of any provision hereof shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent
breach of such provision or as a waiver of the provision itself.

20. No Joint Venture/No Third Party Beneficiaries. Licensee and CV, in
performance of their obligations hereunder, shall act at all times as
independent contractors, and neither party shall have or exercise control over
the other party, its agents, servants or employees in the performance of such
other party's obligations under this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall
be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture or employment relationship
between CV and Licensee. This Agreement has been and is made solely for the
benefit of CV and Licensee, and their respective successors and permitted
assigns, and no other person or entity shall acquire or have any rights under or
by virtue of this Agreement.

21 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of
competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining
provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

22. Survival. The provisions of the following paragraphs shall survive the
expiration of the Term or any earlier termination of this Agreement: 6, 12, 13,
15, 18, 20, 21 and 23.

23. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
New York, applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely within New
York, and without reference to choice of laws provisions thereof. The parties
agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the State and Federal
courts located in the City and County of New York, New York for any proceedings
arising out of this Agreement.


                                     ANNEX 1

[Annex 1 of the executed copy contains a screen shot of initial Company Voice
placement on]