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Collateral Assignment and Security Agreement - Inc. and Weight Watchers International Inc.

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                            COLLATERAL ASSIGNMENT AND
                               SECURITY AGREEMENT

by WEIGHTWATCHERS.COM, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), in favor of
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Virginia corporation (the "Holder").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Company and the Holder are parties to that certain Note, dated as
of October 1, 2000 (the "Note"), in a principal amount of $23,500,000;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Note, the Holder has agreed to make loans to the
Company upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein; and

WHEREAS, it is a condition to the obligation of the Holder to make the loans to
the Company under the Note that the Company shall have executed and delivered
this Collateral Assignment and Security Agreement to the Holder.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and to induce the Holder to
enter into the Note and to induce the Holder to make the loans to the Company,
the Company hereby agrees with the Holder as follows:

         1. Defined Terms.

1.1 Definitions.

(a) Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Note and used herein
shall have the meanings given to them in the Note, and the following terms which
are defined in the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in the State of New York on
the date hereof are used herein as so defined: Accounts, Certificated Security,
Chattel Paper, Documents, Equipment, General Intangibles, Instruments,
Inventory, Investment Property and Proceeds.

         (b) The following terms shall have the following meanings:

         "Agreement": this Collateral Assignment and Security Agreement, as the
         same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to

         "Code": the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in
         the State of New York.

         "Collateral": as defined in Section 1.

         "Copyrights": (i) all copyrights arising under the laws of the United
         States, any other country or any political subdivision thereof, whether
         registered or unregistered and whether published or unpublished, all
         registrations and recordings thereof, and all applications in
         connection therewith, including, without limitation, all registrations,
         recordings and applications in the United States Copyright Office, and
         (ii) the right to obtain all renewals thereof.

         "Copyright Licenses": any written agreement naming the Company as
         licensor or licensee, granting any right under any Copyright,
         including, without limitation, the grant of rights to manufacture,
         distribute, exploit and sell materials derived from any Copyright.

         "Deposit Accounts": as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of any
         applicable jurisdiction and, in any event, including, without
         limitation, any demand, time, savings, passbook or like account
         maintained with a depositary institution.

         "Intellectual Property": the collective reference to all rights,
         priorities and privileges relating to intellectual property, whether
         arising under United States, multinational or foreign laws or
         otherwise, including, without limitation, the Copyrights, the Copyright
         Licenses, the Patents,
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         the Patent Licenses, the Trademarks and the Trademark Licenses, and all
         rights to sue at law or in equity for any infringement or other
         impairment thereof, including the right to receive all proceeds and
         damages therefrom.

         "Obligations": the collective reference to the unpaid principal of and
         interest on the loans made under the Note and all other obligations and
         liabilities of the Company to the Holder, whether direct or indirect,
         absolute or contingent, due or to become due, or now existing or
         hereafter incurred, which may arise under, out of, or in connection
         with, the Note or this Agreement.

         "Patents": (i) all letters patent of the United States, any other
         country or any political subdivision thereof, all reissues and
         extensions thereof and all goodwill associated therewith, (ii) all
         applications for letters patent of the United States or any other
         country and all divisions, continuations and continuations-in-part
         thereof and (iii) all rights to obtain any reissues or extensions of
         the foregoing.

         "Patent License": all agreements, whether written or oral, providing
         for the grant by or to the Company of any right to manufacture, use or
         sell any invention covered in whole or in part by a Patent.

         "Receivable": any right to payment for goods sold or leased or for
         services rendered, whether or not such right is evidenced by an
         Instrument or Chattel Paper and whether or not it has been earned by
         performance (including, without limitation, any Account).

         "Trademarks": (i) all trademarks, trade names, corporate names, company
         names, business names, fictitious business names, trade styles, service
         marks, logos and other source or business identifiers, and all goodwill
         associated therewith, now existing or hereafter adopted or acquired,
         all registrations and recordings thereof, and all applications in
         connection therewith, whether in the United States Patent and Trademark
         Office or in any similar office or agency of the United States, any
         State thereof or any other country or any political subdivision
         thereof, or otherwise, and all common-law rights related thereto, and
         (ii) the right to obtain all renewals thereof.

         "Trademark License" means any agreement, written or oral, providing for
         the grant by or to the Company of any right to use any Trademark.

         "Vehicles" means all cars, trucks, trailers, construction and earth
         moving equipment and other vehicles covered by a certificate of
         title law of any state and all tires and other appurtenances to any of
         the foregoing.

1.2 Other Definitional Provisions.

(a) The words "hereof," "herein", "hereto" and "hereunder" and words of similar
import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and
not to any particular provision of this Agreement, and Section, subsection and
Schedule references are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

(b) The meanings given to terms defined herein shall be equally applicable to
both the singular and plural forms of such terms.

2. Grant of Security Interest. As collateral security for the prompt and
complete payment and performance when due (whether at the stated maturity, by
acceleration or otherwise) of the Obligations, the Company hereby grants to the
Holder a security interest in all of the following property now owned or at any
time hereafter acquired by the Company or in which the Company now has or at any
time in the future may acquire any right, title or interest (collectively, the

                  (a) all Accounts;

                  (b) all Chattel Paper;

                  (c) all Deposit Accounts;

                  (d) all Documents;

                  (e) all Equipment;

                  (f) all General Intangibles;
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                  (g) all Instruments;

                  (h) all Intellectual Property;

                  (i) all Inventory;

                  (j) all Investment Property;

                  (k) all Vehicles;

                  (l) all other property not otherwise described above;

                  (m) all books and records pertaining to the Collateral; and

               a. (n) to the extent not otherwise included, all Proceeds and
                  products of any and all of the foregoing and all collateral
                  security and guarantees given by any person with respect to
                  any of the foregoing.

Provided however notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary that
that City do not this such in such sublease would does not

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above or contained herein, this
Agreement shall not constitute an assignment or pledge of, or grant of security
interest in or lien on, any Collateral to the extent that such assignment,
pledge or grant of security interest or lien with respect to such Collateral is
prohibited by, constitutes a breach of, or results in the termination of the
terms of any contract, agreement, instrument or indenture relating to such
Collateral; provided that the foregoing limitation shall not affect, limit,
restrict or impair the grant by the Company of a security interest pursuant to
this Agreement in any Receivable or any money or other amounts due or to become
due or other right of payment under any such contract, agreement, instrument or

         3. Representations and Warranties. The Company hereby represents and
warrants that:

3.1 Title; No Other Liens. Except for the security interest granted to the
Holder pursuant to this Agreement, the Company owns each item of the Collateral
free and clear of any and all liens or claims of others, other than liens
expressly permitted by the Note. No financing statement or other public notice
with respect to all or any part of the Collateral is on file or of record in any
public office, except such as have been filed in favor of the Holder pursuant to
this Agreement.

3.2 Perfected First Priority Liens. The security interests granted pursuant to
this Agreement upon completion of the filings and other actions specified on
Schedule 1 will constitute perfected security interests in the Collateral (other
than security interest in vehicles granted hereunder which shall not be required
to be perfected) in favor of the Holder, as collateral security for the
Obligations and are prior to all other liens on the Collateral in existence on
the date hereof.

3.3 Inventory and Equipment. The Inventory and the Equipment are kept at the
locations listed on Schedule 2.

3.4 Jurisdiction of Organization; Chief Executive Office. The Company's
jurisdiction of organization is Delaware and its chief executive office or sole
place of business is presently located at 360 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.
Its chief executive office and sole place of business will be relocated to 888
Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY within the next three months.

4. Covenants. The Company covenants and agrees with the Holder that, from and
after the date of this Agreement until the Obligations shall have been paid in

4.1 Delivery of Instruments, Certificated Securities and Chattel Paper. If any
amount payable under or in connection with any of the Collateral shall be or
become evidenced by any Instrument, Certificated Security or Chattel Paper, such
Instrument, Certificated Security or Chattel Paper shall be immediately
delivered to the Holder, duly indorsed in a manner satisfactory to the Holder,
to be held as Collateral pursuant to this Agreement.

4.2 Maintenance of Perfected Security Interest; Further Documentation.

(a) The Company shall maintain the security interest created by this Agreement
as a perfected security interest having at least the priority described in
subsection 3.2 and shall defend such security interest against the claims and
demands of all persons whomsoever.

(b) The Company will furnish to the Holder from time to time statements and
schedules further
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identifying and describing the assets and property of the Company and such other
reports in connection therewith as the Holder may reasonably request, all in
reasonable detail.

(c) At any time and from time to time, upon the written request of the Holder,
and at the sole expense of the Company, the Company will promptly and duly
execute and deliver such further instruments and documents and take such further
actions as the Holder may reasonably request for the purpose of obtaining or
preserving the full benefits of this Agreement and of the rights and powers
herein granted, including, without limitation, (i) the filing of any financing
or continuation statements under the Uniform Commercial Code (or other similar
laws) in effect in any jurisdiction with respect to the security interests
created hereby and (ii) in the case of Investment Property, Deposit Accounts and
any other relevant Collateral, taking any actions necessary to enable the Holder
to obtain "control" (within the meaning of the applicable Uniform Commercial
Code) with respect thereto.

4.3 Changes in Locations, Name, etc. The Company will not, except upon 15 days'
prior written notice to the Holder and delivery to the Holder of (a) all
additional executed financing statements and other documents reasonably
requested by the Holder to maintain the validity, perfection and priority of the
security interests provided for herein and (b) if applicable, a written
supplement to Schedule 2 showing any additional location at which Inventory or
Equipment shall be kept:

(a) permit any of the Inventory or Equipment to be kept at a location other than
those listed on Schedule 2;

(b) change its jurisdiction of organization or the location of its chief
executive office or sole place of business from that specified in subsection ;

(c) change its name, identity or corporate structure to such an extent that any
financing statement filed by the Holder in connection with this Agreement would
become misleading.

4.4 Notices. The Company will advise the Holder promptly, in reasonable detail,

(a) any lien (other than security interests created hereby) on any of the
Collateral which would adversely affect the ability of the Holder to exercise
any of its remedies hereunder; and

(b) of the occurrence of any other event which could reasonably be expected to
have a material adverse effect on the aggregate value of the Collateral or on
the security interests created hereby.

5. Remedies. If an Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, the Holder
may exercise, in addition to all other rights and remedies granted to it in this
Agreement and in any other instrument or agreement securing, evidencing or
relating to the Obligations, all rights and remedies of a secured party under
the Code.

6. Severability. Any provision of this Agreement which is prohibited or
unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective
to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the
remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any
jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any
other jurisdiction.

7. Amendments in Writing. None of the terms or provisions of this Agreement may
be waived, amended, supplemented or otherwise modified except by a written
instrument executed by the Company and the Holder.

8. No Waiver by Course of Conduct; Cumulative Remedies. The Holder shall not by
any act (except by a written instrument pursuant to Section 7), delay,
indulgence, omission or otherwise be deemed to have waived any right or remedy
hereunder or to have acquiesced in any Event of Default. No failure to exercise,
nor any delay in exercising, on the part of the Holder, any right, power or
privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof. No single or partial
exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder shall preclude any other or
further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
A waiver by the Holder of any right or remedy hereunder on any one occasion
shall not be construed as a bar to any right or remedy which the Holder would
otherwise have on any future occasion. The rights and remedies herein provided
are cumulative, may be exercised singly or concurrently and are not exclusive of
any other rights or remedies provided by law.

9. Enforcement Expenses; Indemnification.

(a) The Company agrees to pay or reimburse the Holder for all its costs and
expenses incurred in enforcing or preserving any rights under this Agreement,
including, without limitation, the fees and disbursements of counsel (including
the allocated fees and expenses of in-house counsel) to the Holder.

(b) The Company agrees to pay, and to save the Holder harmless from, any and all
liabilities with respect
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to, or resulting from any delay in paying, any and all stamp, excise, sales or
other taxes which may be payable or determined to be payable with respect to any
of the Collateral or in connection with any of the transactions contemplated by
this Agreement.

(c) The Company agrees to pay, and to save the Holder harmless from, any and all
liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits,
costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever (other than
those resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Holder)
with respect to the execution, delivery, enforcement, performance and
administration of this Agreement.

(d) The agreements in this Section 9 shall survive repayment of the Obligations
and all other amounts payable under the Note.

10. Releases.

(a) At such time as the Obligations shall have been in full, the Collateral
shall be released from the liens created hereby, and this Agreement and all
obligations (other than those expressly stated to survive such termination) of
the Holder and the Company hereunder shall terminate, all without delivery of
any instrument or performance of any act by any party, and all rights to the
Collateral shall revert to the Company. At the request and sole expense of the
Company following any such termination, the Holder shall deliver to the Company
any Collateral held by the Holder hereunder, and execute and deliver to the
Company such documents as the Company shall reasonably request to evidence such

(b) If any of the Collateral shall be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of
by the Company in a transaction permitted by the Note, then the Holder, at the
request and sole expense of the Company, shall execute and deliver to the
Company all releases or other documents reasonably necessary or desirable for
the release of the liens created hereby on such Collateral.

110. Notices. All notices, requests and demands to or upon the Holder hereunder
shall be effected in the manner provided for in the Note.

121. Section Headings. The Section and subsection headings used in this
Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are not to affect the
construction hereof or be taken into consideration in the interpretation hereof.

132. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors
and assigns of the Company and shall inure to the benefit of the Holder and its
successors and assigns.

143. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and
interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Collateral Assignment and
Security Agreement to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first above


By: ______________________________
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