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Real Estate Lien Note - Zale Delaware Inc. and Robert J. DiNicola

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                                        REAL ESTATE LIEN NOTE

DATE:              April 6, 2001

MAKER:             Robert J. DiNicola


                   6211 Saint Andrews Drive
                   Dallas, Texas (Dallas County)

PAYEE:             Zale Delaware, Inc.
                   901 West Walnut Hill Lane
                   Attn.:  Treasury Department
                   MS - 6B3
                   Irving, Texas 75038


                   Zale Delaware, Inc.
                   901 West Walnut Hill Lane
                   Attn.:  Treasury Department
                   MS - 6B3
                   Irving, Texas 75038 (Dallas County)

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT:    Two Million One Hundred Forty Nine Thousand and No/100
                     Dollars ($2,149,000.00)



LATE FEE: $454.00 for each installment due under this Note which is not paid
          within ten (10) days of its due date.

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Payments of interest only shall be due and payable monthly on the 6th day of
each month, commencing on May 6,2001 and continuing on the 6th day of each month
thereafter through and including the 6th day of March, 2004. The entire
outstanding principal balance and all accrued and unpaid interest shall be due
and payable in full on April 6, 2004 (the "Maturity Date"). Maker acknowledges
and agrees with Payee that a "balloon" payment will be required on the Maturity
Date. A payment schedule is attached hereto as Schedule 1.

SECURITY FOR PAYMENT: A first priority deed of trust on property known as 6211
Saint Andrews Drive, Dallas, Texas.

Maker promises to pay to the order of Payee at the place for payment and
according to the terms of payment set forth above, the principal amount set
forth above plus interest at the rates stated above. All unpaid amounts shall be
due by the final scheduled payment date.

If Maker defaults in the payment of this note or in the performance of any
obligation in any instrument securing or collateral to it, and the default
continues after Payee gives Maker notice of the default and the time within
which it must be cured, as may be required by law or by written agreement, then
Payee may declare the unpaid principal balance and earned interest on this note
immediately due. Maker and each surety, endorser, and guarantor waive all
demands for payment, presentations for payment, notices of intention to
accelerate maturity, notices of acceleration of maturity, protests and notices
of protest, to the extent permitted by law.

If this note or any instrument securing or collateral to it is given to an
attorney for collection or enforcement, or if such is brought for collection or
enforcement, or if it is collected or enforced through probate, bankruptcy, or
other judicial proceeding, then Maker shall pay Payee all costs of collection
and enforcement, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, in
addition to other amounts due. Reasonable attorney's fees shall be 10% of all
amounts due unless either party pleads otherwise.

Interest on the debt evidenced by this note shall not exceed the maximum amount
of nonusurious interest that may be contracted for, taken, reserved, charged, or
received under law; any interest in excess of that maximum amount shall be
credited on the principal of the debt or, if that has been paid, refunded. On
any acceleration or required or permitted prepayment, any such excess shall be
canceled automatically as of the acceleration or prepayment or, if already paid,
credited on the principal of the debt or, if the principal of the debt has been
paid, refunded. This provision overrides other provisions in this and all other
instruments concerning the debt.

The Maker is responsible for all obligations represented by this note.

When the context requires, singular nouns and pronouns include the plural.

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          If Maker ceases to be employed by Payee or its affiliates, Payee may,
at its option, require immediate payment in full of this Note.

                                                       /s/ ROBERT J. DINICOLA
                                                       ROBERT J. DINICOLA