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Incentive Stock Option Agreement - Private Business Inc. and Henry M. Baroco

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         THIS AGREEMENT ("Agreement"), entered into as of the Grant Date (as
defined in paragraph 1), by and between the Participant and PRIVATE BUSINESS,
INC., a Tennessee corporation (the "Company").


         WHEREAS, the Company maintains the Private Business, Inc. 2004 Equity
Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), which is incorporated into and forms a part of
this Agreement, and the Participant has been selected by the committee
administering the Plan (the "Committee") to receive an Incentive Stock Option
under the Plan;

         NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED, by and between the Company and the
Participant, as follows:

         1.       TERMS OF AWARD. The following terms used in this Agreement
shall have the meanings set forth in this paragraph 1.

                  (a)      The "Participant" is Henry M. Baroco.

                  (b)      The "Grant Date" is August 4, 2004.

                  (c)      The "Covered Shares" are shares covered by this
award and the number of Covered Shares shall be 100,000 shares of Stock.

                  (d)      The "Exercise Price" is $1.83 per share.

         Other terms used in this Agreement are defined pursuant to paragraph
10 or elsewhere in this Agreement.

         2.       AWARD AND EXERCISE PRICE. This Agreement specifies the terms
of the option (the "Option") granted to the Participant to purchase the number
of Covered Shares of Stock at the Exercise Price per share as set forth in
paragraph 1. The Option is intended to constitute an "incentive stock option"
as that term is used in section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
amended (the "Code"). To the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value
(determined at the time of grant) of Shares with respect to which Incentive
Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by the Participant during any
calendar year under all plans of the Company and its Subsidiaries exceeds
$100,000, the options or portions thereof which exceed such limit (according to
the order in which they were granted) shall be treated as Non-Qualified Stock
Options. It should be understood that there is no assurance that the Option
will, in fact, be treated as an Incentive Stock Option.

         3.       DATE OF EXERCISE. The Option granted hereunder may become
exercisable according to the following provisions:

                  (a)      Vesting. Subject to the limitations of this
Agreement, all of the Covered Shares granted pursuant to this Option shall be
exercisable on the Seventh Anniversary of the Grant Date; provided, however,
that on each of the first five anniversaries of this Agreement, 20,000 of the
Covered Shares (an "Installment") shall vest if (but only if) the Company
achieves pre-determined profitability levels, as established by the Company's
Board of Directors in its sole discretion, sufficient to result in Participant
receiving a bonus for the applicable year equal to at least 100% of his annual
base salary as set forth in Participant's Employment Agreement with the

                  (b)      Change in Control. Vesting of the Covered Shares
shall not be accelerated upon a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan), and
the Company shall cause any successor to the Company in a Change in Control
transaction to assume the Company's obligations hereunder.

                  (c)      Prohibitions on Vesting After Termination. The
Option, nor any part of it, shall become ??????? otherwise applicable Vesting
Date if the Participant's Date of Termination (as defined in paragraph 10)
??????? such Vesting Date.

                  (d)      Exercise After Termination. The Option may be
exercised on or after the Date of Termination only as to that portion of the
Covered Shares as to which it was exercisable immediately prior to the Date of

NOTICE TO PARTICIPANT: Under Federal income tax rules in effect on the Grant
Date, the exercise of this Option will not result in taxable income to the
Participant provided that the Participant was, without a break in service, an
employee of the Company or a Subsidiary (as defined in the Plan) during the
period beginning on the Date of Grant and ending on the date three months prior
to the date of exercise (or one year prior to the date of exercise if the
Participant is deceased or disabled). If the Option is exercised after that
date, it will not be considered an Incentive Stock Option and the exercise will
generally result in recognition of taxable income. The Participant is advised
to obtain tax advice regarding the exercise of the Option and sale of the Stock.

         4.       EXPIRATION. The Option shall not be exercisable after the
Company's close of business on the last business day that occurs prior to the
Expiration Date. The "Expiration Date" shall be earliest to occur of:

                  (a)      the ten-year anniversary of the Grant Date;

                  (b)      if the Participant's Date of Termination occurs by
reason of death or Disability, the one-year anniversary of such Date of
Termination; or

                  (c)      if the Participant's Date of Termination occurs for
reasons other than death or Disability, the 90-day anniversary of such Date of

         5.       METHOD OF OPTION EXERCISE. Subject to the terms of this
Agreement and the Plan, the Option may be exercised in whole or in part by
filing a written notice with the Secretary of the Company at its corporate
headquarters prior to the Company's close of business on the last business day
that occurs prior to the Expiration Date. Such notice shall specify the number
of Covered Shares which the Participant elects to purchase, and shall be
accompanied by payment of the Exercise Price for such shares of Stock indicated
by the Participant's election. Payment shall be by cash or by check payable to
the Company.

         6.       NO EXERCISE IN VIOLATION OF LAW. The Option shall not be
exercisable if and to the extent the Company determines that such exercise
would violate applicable state or Federal securities laws or the rules and
regulations of any securities exchange on which the Stock is traded. If the
Company makes such a determination, it shall use all reasonable efforts to
obtain compliance with such laws, rules and regulations. In making any
determination hereunder, the Company may rely on the opinion of counsel for the

         7.       WITHHOLDING. All deliveries and distributions under this
Agreement are subject to withholding of all applicable taxes. At the election
of the Participant, and subject to such rules and limitations as may be
established by the Committee from time to time, such withholding obligations
may be satisfied through the surrender of shares of Stock which the Participant
already owns, or to which the Participant is otherwise entitled under the Plan.

         8.       TRANSFERABILITY. The Option is not transferable other than as
designated by the Participant by will or by the laws of descent and
distribution, and during the Participant's life, may be exercised only by the

         9.       DETRIMENTAL ACTIVITY. The Committee may cancel, rescind,
suspend, withhold or otherwise limit or restrict this Option at any time if it
is reasonably determined that the Participant is not in compliance with all
applicable provisions of this Agreement and the Plan, or if the Participant
engages in Detrimental Activity. Upon exercise of this Option, the Participant
shall certify in a manner that is acceptable to the Company that he or she is
not engaged in Detrimental Activity or in violation of this Agreement or the
Plan. If the Participant engages in Detrimental Activity at any time, the
Company shall have all the rights set forth in Section 8 of the Plan.

         10.      DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Agreement, the terms used
in this Agreement shall be subject to the following:

                  (a)      Change in Control. The term "Change in Control"
shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2 of the Plan.

                  (b)      Date of Termination. The Participant's "Date of
Termination" shall be the first day occurring on or after the Grant Date on
which the Participant is not employed by the Company or any Subsidiary,
regardless of the reason for the termination of employment; provided that a
termination of employment shall not be deemed to occur by reason of a transfer
of the Participant between the Company and a Subsidiary or between two
Subsidiaries; and further provided that the Participant's employment shall not
be considered terminated while the

Participant is on a leave of absence from the Company or a Subsidiary approved
by the Participant's employer. If, as a result of a sale or other transaction,
the Participant's employer ceases to be a Subsidiary (and the Participant's
employer is or becomes an entity that is separate from the Company), and the
Participant is not, at the end of the 30-day period following the transaction,
employed by the Company or an entity that is then a Subsidiary, then the
occurrence of such transaction shall be treated as the Participant's Date of
Termination caused by the Participant being discharged by the employer.

                  (c)      Detrimental Activity. The term "Detrimental
Activity" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.6 of the Plan.

                  (d)      Disability. Except as otherwise provided by the
Committee, the Participant shall be considered to have a "Disability" during
the period in which the Participant is unable, by reason of a medically
determinable physical or mental impairment, to engage in any substantial
gainful activity, which condition, in the opinion of a physician selected by
the Committee, is expected to have a duration of not less than 120 days.

                  (e)      Plan Definitions. Except where the context clearly
implies or indicates the contrary, a word, term, or phrase used in the Plan is
similarly used in this Agreement.

         11.      HEIRS AND SUCCESSORS. This Agreement shall be binding upon,
and inure to the benefit of, the Company and its successors and assigns, and
upon any person acquiring, whether by merger, consolidation, purchase of assets
or otherwise, all or substantially all of the Company's assets and business. If
any rights exercisable by the Participant or benefits deliverable to the
Participant under this Agreement have not been exercised or delivered,
respectively, at the time of the Participant's death, such rights shall be
exercisable by the legal representative of the estate of the Participant.

         12.      ADMINISTRATION. The authority to manage and control the
operation and administration of this Agreement shall be vested in the
Committee, and the Committee shall have all powers with respect to this
Agreement as it has with respect to the Plan. Any interpretation of the
Agreement by the Committee and any decision made by it with respect to the
Agreement is final and binding on all persons.

         13.      PLAN GOVERNS. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to
the contrary, the terms of this Agreement shall be subject to the terms of the
Plan, a copy of which may be obtained by the Participant from the office of the
Secretary of the Company; and this Agreement is subject to all interpretations,
amendments, rules and regulations promulgated by the Committee from time to
time pursuant to the Plan.

         14.      NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT. The Option will not confer on the
Participant any right with respect to continuance of employment or other
service with the Company or any Subsidiary, nor will it interfere in any way
with any right the Company or any Subsidiary would otherwise have to terminate
or modify the terms of such Participant's employment or other service at any

         15.      NOTICES. Any written notices provided for in this Agreement
or the Plan shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficiently given if
either hand delivered or if sent by fax or overnight courier, or by postage
paid first class mail. Notices sent by mail shall be deemed received three
business days after mailing but in no event later than the date of actual
receipt. Notices shall be directed, if to the Participant, at the Participant's
address indicated by the Company's records, or if to the Company, at the
Company's principal executive office.

         16.      FRACTIONAL SHARES. In lieu of issuing a fraction of a share
upon any exercise of the Option, resulting from an adjustment of the Option
pursuant to paragraph 4.2(e) of the Plan or otherwise, the Company will be
entitled to pay to the Participant an amount equal to the fair market value of
such fractional share.

         17.      NO RIGHTS AS SHAREHOLDER. The Participant shall not have any
rights of a shareholder with respect to the shares subject to the Option, until
a stock certificate has been duly issued following exercise of the Option as
provided herein.

         18.      AMENDMENT. This Agreement may be amended by written agreement
of the Participant and the Company, without the consent of any other person.

         19.      SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL. This Agreement and the Options granted
hereunder are contingent on the Plan's approval by the Shareholders within
twelve months before or after the date the Plan is adopted by the Board. If the
Plan is not so approved, this Agreement and the Options granted hereunder shall
be void and without effect.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Participant has executed this Agreement, and
the Company has caused these presents to be executed in its name and on its
behalf, all as of the Grant Date.


                                        /s/ Henry M. Baroco
                                        HENRY M. BAROCO

                                        PRIVATE BUSINESS, INC.

                                        By: /s/ Gerard M. Hayden, Jr.
                                        Its: Chief Financial Officer