MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT
                                     between
                             GENERAL ELECTRIC- ARIS


        This Master Services Agreement (the "Agreement") is between ARIS
        Corporation with its principal place of business at 2229 112th Avenue
        NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 ("ARIS") and General Electric Company with its
        principal place of business at 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield,
        Connecticut 06431 ("GE" as further defined herein). The provisions of
        this Agreement shall apply to Services provided to GE, globally, under
        this Agreement. When completed and executed by both parties, a Statement
        of Work ("SOW") shall evidence the Services to be provided and GE's
        payment obligation for same.

1)      DEFINITIONS

        a)      "Deliverables" shall mean the software, documentation, reports,
                programs, work product or other deliverable items specifically
                identified in a SOW and delivered to GE.

        b)      "GE" shall mean all General Electric subsidiaries, affiliates,
                and joint-venture partners worldwide under the common control of
                GE where GE has at least a 30% equity interest, provided,
                however, that the term "GE" shall not include any entity that GE
                invests in if GE does not exercise management and control over
                the operations of such entity.

        c)      "GE Business" shall mean an individual operating business or
                division of GE, which operating divisions at the time of this
                Agreement include, but are not limited to: Aircraft Engines,
                Appliances, Aviation Services, Capital Services, Capital
                Corporate, Commercial Equipment Financing, Commercial Finance,
                Employers Reinsurance Corporation (ERC), Financial Assurance, GE
                Equity, GE Information Services "GEIS", GE GlobaleXchange
                Services "GeX", Global Consumer Finance, Industrial Systems,
                Lighting, Medical Systems, Mortgage Insurance Corporation, NBC,
                Plastics, Power Systems, Real Estate, Structured Finance Group,
                Supply, Transportation Systems, Vendor Financial Services and GE
                Corporate (which includes GE Corporate Research & Development,
                and all other Corporate and support components which components
                provide, among other things, international trade support, market
                development, licensing and investments for various GE
                businesses).

        d)      "Services" shall mean work performed including the Deliverables
                by ARIS for GE agreed to by the parties pursuant to an SOW under
                this Agreement.

        e)      "Statement of Work (SOW)" shall mean any mutually agreed upon
                form, an example of which is attached herewith as Exhibit B,
                specifying particular Services, applicable fees (including
                whether such fees shall be on a time & materials ("T&M"), time &
                materials not-to-exceed ("T&M NTE") or on a fixed price ("FP")
                basis), scope of work, project milestones and dates, specific
                project performance and acceptance criteria, as well as any
                other project-specific requirements. Each SOW shall be governed
                by the terms of this Agreement and shall reference the Effective
                Date specified below.

        f)      "Third Party Content" shall mean any commercial off-the-shelf
                software, and other intellectual property content owned by third
                parties whether or not such property is fixed in a tangible
                medium including, but not limited to content elements such as
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                databases, musical works, sound recordings, images, audiovisual
                works, noncommercial software, other digital media audio,
                visual, graphical or other content elements, and content
                authoring platforms for such elements, either: 1) specifically
                identified in an SOW; or 2) utilized in the course of
                performance of Services under an SOW by ARIS, and owned by a
                company or individual other than ARIS or GE.

2)      SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT

        This Agreement governs the provisions of Services by ARIS to GE and
        shall apply to GE wherever situated. This Agreement may be used by GE
        and its officers and employees engaged in work on behalf of GE, whether
        on or off GE premises, worldwide.

3)      RESOURCE AND RESOURCE CHANGES

        a)      GE, prior to the commencement of any SOW, may request from ARIS
                resumes and/or skill sets or other relevant information (via
                telephone interview, teleconferences, etc.).

        b)      GE, in its reasonable discretion, may request that ARIS remove a
                particular consultant who is providing Services under this
                Agreement if GE reasonably believes that such consultant is not
                providing Services as warranted and ARIS, after notice, has been
                unable to quickly resolve performance issues relative to such
                consultant. ARIS shall pay the costs of familiarizing the
                replacement consultant with the project and take such other
                appropriate steps to ensure that GE does not incur additional
                project costs or missed project deadlines in accordance with an
                SOW. GE may request to interview and approve any replacement
                consultant prior to such consultant's commencement of Services
                for GE. GE's approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

        c)      GE may at any time, in writing, make reasonable changes in the
                scope of work described in a SOW. If any such changes cause an
                increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for
                the performance of any work under a SOW, an equitable adjustment
                shall be made in ARISs fee or the delivery schedule, or both.
                Any claim by ARIS for such an adjustment must be asserted within
                thirty (30) days from the date of receipt by ARIS of the
                notification of change, and must be approved by GE in a duly
                executed written amendment ("CHANGE ORDER").

4)      INFRINGEMENT

        Each PARTY ("PROVIDER") will defend and indemnify the other party
        ("RECIPIENT") against a claim that any information, design,
        specification, instruction, software, data, or material furnished by the
        Provider including but not limited to Deliverables, ARIS Property, GE
        Property as defined herein ("Material") and used by the Recipient in
        connection with either the provision or the receipt of the Services
        infringes a copyright or patent provided that: (a) the Recipient
        notifies the Provider in writing within thirty (30) days of the claim;
        (b) the Provider has sole control of the defense and all related
        settlement negotiations; and (c) the Recipient provides the Provider
        with the assistance, information, and authority reasonably necessary to
        perform the above; reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the
        Recipient in providing such assistance will be reimbursed by the
        Provider.

        The Provider shall have no liability for any claim of infringement
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        (a)     the Recipient's use of a superseded or altered release of some
                or all of the Material if infringement would have been avoided
                by the use of a subsequent unaltered release of the Material
                which is provided to the Recipient and for which the Recipient
                was provided notice in accordance with Section 21.; or

        (b)     any information, design, specification, instruction, software,
                data, or material not furnished by the Provider.

In the event that some or all of the Material is held or is believed by the
Provider to infringe, the Provider shall have the option, at its expense, (a) to
modify the Material to be noninfringing; (b) to obtain for the Recipient a
license to continue using the Material; or (c) to require return of the
infringing Material and all rights thereto from the Recipient. If ARIS is the
Provider and such return materially affects ARIS's ability to meet its
obligations under this Agreement and applicable SOW, then GE may, at its option
and upon thirty days' prior written notice to ARIS, terminate the applicable SOW
and shall be entitled to recover the fees paid by GE for that portion of the
Material and for those Services provided to develop the Material which GE cannot
reasonably use as a consequence of ARIS's provision of infringing Material and
any costs incurred as a result of seeking an alternative service provider. If GE
is the Provider and such return materially affects ARIS's ability to meet its
obligations under this Agreement and applicable SOW, then ARIS may, at its
option and upon thirty (30) days' prior written notice to GE, terminate the
applicable SOW and GE shall pay ARIS for the Services rendered through the date
of termination on a T&M or percent of completion basis as applicable under the
SOW.

5)      WARRANTIES

        a)      ARIS represents and warrants that it is the sole owner of, or
                has obtained appropriate license, use and/or transfer rights
                from the rightful owner of all elements including Third Party
                Content incorporated into all Services and Deliverables prepared
                by ARIS for GE pursuant to this Agreement and any SOW and/or
                Change Order.

        b)      b.) ARIS further represents and warrants that such rights have
                been obtained (or will be obtained, as appropriate) for all
                elements incorporated into all Services and Deliverables under
                all applicable laws for such enforceable legal and intellectual
                property rights including, but not limited to copyrights, patent
                rights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, privacy rights
                and publicity rights-whether such elements are text, databases,
                musical works, sound recordings, images, audiovisual works,
                software or other digital audio, visual, graphical or other
                content elements. In each case SUCH RIGHTS TO ALL ELEMENTS AND
                THIRD PARTY CONTENT WILL BE OBTAINED BY ARIS FOR GE FOR THE
                KNOWN, ANTICIPATED, AND REASONABLY FORESEEABLE USE BY GE
                CONTEMPLATED BY ANY SOW AND/OR CHANGE ORDER PURSUANT TO THIS
                AGREEMENT. ARIS, and not GE, shall be responsible for any costs,
                license fees, royalties, or other charges ("Hidden Fees") not
                identified to GE and accepted by GE in writing during the course
                of performance of Services pursuant to this Agreement and any
                SOW and/or Change Order, even if GE discovered or should have
                discovered such Hidden Fees before, during or after performance
                of such Services.

        c)      ARIS warrants that its Services hereunder will be performed by
                qualified individuals in a professional and workmanlike manner
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                standards and practices, and that the Deliverables will
                substantially conform to any specific specifications set forth
                in the applicable SOW for those Deliverables.

        d)      In order to make a valid breach of warranty claim under this
                Section 5.0 and to receive warranty remedies, GE shall report a
                deficiency in the Services and/or Deliverables to ARIS in
                writing within ninety (90) days of performance of T&M Services
                or, in the case of T&M NTE or FP Services, within ninety (90)
                days of acceptance of the Deliverables. However, where GE could
                not have known of such deficiency within the respective
                aforementioned specified periods, ARIS, GE will have a ninety
                (90) day warranty period from the date of actual knowledge of
                the deficiency, provided that in no event shall a valid warranty
                claim be made more than three hundred sixty (360)days from the
                date of delivery or acceptance, as applicable, of the
                Deliverables. For any breach of the above warranties, GE's
                exclusive remedy, and ARIS's entire liability, shall be the
                timely reperformance of the Services. If ARIS is unable to
                re-perform the Services as warranted, GE shall be entitled to
                recover the fees paid to ARIS under the applicable SOW for the
                deficient Services.

6)      YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE WARRANTY

        a.      In addition to any other warranties and representations provided
                by Licensor to Licensee, whether pursuant to this Agreement, by
                law, equity, or otherwise, Licensor represents and warrants that
                (a) all Products and Services, without limitation, provided by
                Licensor or their agents or assignees hereunder, shall be Year
                2000 Compliant at the time of delivery and at all times
                thereafter and in all subsequent updates or revisions of any
                kind, and (b) Licensor's supply of the Products and Services to
                Licensee shall not be interrupted, delayed, decreased, or
                otherwise affected by dates prior to, on, after or spanning
                January 1, 2000.

        b.      For purposes of this Agreement, "Year 2000 Compliant" means that
                (i) the Products/Services accurately process, calculate, provide
                and/or receive date data (including without limitation
                calculating, comparing, and sequencing), within, from, into, and
                between centuries (including without limitation the twentieth
                and twenty-first centuries), including leap year calculations;
                (ii) neither the performance, functionality nor the supply to
                Licensee of the Products and Services will be affected by dates
                prior to, on, after, or spanning January 1, 2000; (iii) date
                data of any kind will not cause any error, interruption, or
                decreased performance in the operation of such Product and
                Service; and (iv) where any date element is represented without
                a century, the correct century will be determined in an
                unambiguous manner for all manipulations involving that element.



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        c.      If at any time the Products or Services are found, by Licensee
                or any other of Licensor's customers, not to be Year 2000
                Compliant, then, in addition to any other obligation of Licensor
                under the law, pursuant to this Agreement, at equity, or
                otherwise, at no additional charge to Licensee, Licensor shall,
                by no later than thirty (30) days after receipt of a repeatable
                and verifiable report of noncompliance repair or replace the
                non-conforming Product or Service.

        d.      Any statute of limitations that might be applicable to
                Licensor's Year 2000 Compliant warranty and representation shall
                not accrue or begin to run until the later of January 1, 2000 or
                the time when such statute of limitations would otherwise accrue
                or begin to run, and, with respect to any claim based on any
                failure of the Software/Support to be Year 2000 Compliant,
                Licensor shall not assert any defense based on or alleging the
                passage of time from the Effective Date of this Agreement to
                January 1, 2000.

        e.      Licensor is not responsible for, and accepts no liability for,
                Year 2000-related interruptions caused by GE or Third Party
                Content, hardware, databases, data or back-end systems
                integrated with or that are used in connection with the Software
                that are not Year 2000 compliant.

7)      LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

        IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY
        INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR
        LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, OR USE, INCURRED BY EITHER PARTY OR ANY
        THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF THE OTHER
        PARTY OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
        DAMAGES. ARIS'S AND GE'S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES HEREUNDER SHALL NOT
        EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID AND PAYABLE BY GE UNDER AN APPLICABLE SOW
        FOR THE RELEVANT SERVICES.

        IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FOREGOING LIMITATION LIMIT EITHER PARTY'S
        LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE
        FOLLOWING: (I) ANY VIOLATION BY ONE PARTY OF THE OTHER PARTY'S
        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR (II) EITHER PARTY'S DISCLOSURE OF THE
        OTHER PARTY'S CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, OR (III) BREACH OF THE YEAR 2000
        COMPLIANCE WARRANTY, OR (IV) PERSONAL INJURY, OR (V) TANGIBLE PROPERTY
        DAMAGE, OR (VI) PROVIDER'S INDEMNITY OBLIGATION UNDER INFRINGEMENT.

8)      INSURANCE

        During the performance of Services under this Agreement, ARIS shall
        provide and maintain minimum insurance coverage as follows, and upon
        GE's request shall provide GE with a certificate of insurance completed
        by its insurance carrier certifying that minimum insurance coverages as
        required below are in effect:

        (a)     Worker's Compensation and employees liability, per statutory
                requirements;



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        (b)     Comprehensive General Liability insurance including contractual
                liability coverage with the following limits in equivalent units
                of the local currency:



                                                            
            Bodily Injury:               Each Person               $3,000,000 USD

                                         Each Occurrence           $4,000,000 USD

            Property Damage:             Each Accident             $3,000,000 USD

            Aggregate                                              $4,000,000 USD



        Such minimum insurance levels are not intended to limit, or imply any
        limitation of liability of ARIS to the coverage levels identified above
        and ARIS expressly acknowledges and agrees that it will apply the
        protection of a general program of selfinsurance or risk assumption
        beyond the minimum levels set forth above.

9)      TERM AND TERMINATION

        This Agreement shall commence on its Effective Date and shall remain in
        effect for a period of two years.

        GE may terminate this Agreement if ARIS is in material breach of this
        Agreement after having failed to perform ("Failure to Perform" shall
        mean on one or more occasions) to materially perform the Services
        defined in one or more SOWs in a manner required by this Agreement or a
        SOW; provided that GE has given ARIS written notice upon the occurrence
        of any such failure, which notice shall specify each such failure, and
        provided further that ARIS has not cured any such failure within thirty
        (30) days of each notice. GE may also terminate this Agreement if ARIS
        is in material breach for any other reason and has not cured the breach
        within thirty (30) days' written notice specifying the breach.

        Either party may terminate a specific SOW as to a particular major
        Business Unit if the other party is in material breach of the SOW and
        has not cured the breach within thirty (30) days' written notice
        specifying the breach. Except for any material breach by ARIS for
        Failure to Perform, consent to extend the cure period shall not be
        unreasonably withheld by either party, so long as the breaching party
        has commenced cure during the thirty-day notice period and pursues cure
        of the breach in good faith.

        Termination of this Agreement shall not limit either party from pursuing
        any other remedies available to it, including injunctive relief, nor
        shall termination relieve GE of its obligation to pay all charges that
        have accrued prior to such termination. Any provisions which by their
        terms contemplate survival will survive any termination of this
        Agreement. After termination and upon request by one PARTY, THE OTHER
        PARTY shall RETURN TO THE REQUESTING PARTY ALL ARIS OR GE PROPERTY (AS
        THE case may be), Confidential Information, Materials and all other
        data, records, or other materials of the requesting party.

10)     RIGHTS TO DELIVERABLES



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        a)      GE PROPERTY. GE may provide to ARIS for incorporation into or
                use with the Deliverables, GE Property owned or licensed by GE.
                "GE Property" shall mean all GE intellectual property prepared
                by GE, or for GE by a third party and which is identified in the
                applicable SOW and provided to ARIS by GE for use hereunder. GE
                retains all ownership rights in and to GE Property at all times.

        b)      ARIS PROPERTY. ARIS may incorporate into Deliverables, and/or
                provide to GE for use with Deliverables, ARIS Property owned or
                licensed by ARIS. "ARTS Property" shall mean all preexisting
                ARIS intellectual property which is provided to GE by ARIS for
                use in or with Deliverables hereunder. ARIS hereby grants to GE
                a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to
                use, execute, reproduce, display, perform, modify and create
                derivative works thereof, solely and exclusively for GE internal
                use with and as part of Deliverables. ARIS retains all ownership
                rights in and to ARIS Property at all times; provided, however,
                that such grant shall only be effective to the extent GE has
                paid in full all outstanding invoices related to the ARIS
                Property in question; provided, further, that nothing in this
                paragraph shall interfere with the ability of ARIS to charge GE
                its usual and customary fees for rights to use software sold by
                ARIS Software (e.g., Noetix Views).

        c)      NEWLY-DEVELOPED MATERIALS. Each party's rights in and to
                material prepared by ARIS for GE during the term of and in the
                performance of Services under SOW(s) issued hereunder shall be
                as follows:

                        TYPE I MATERIALS - TYPE I Materials developed, authored
                        or prepared for GE, including but not limited to all
                        documents, documentation, designs, computer programs,
                        computer systems, data compilations, and other tangible
                        materials by ARIS, shall be considered works made for
                        hire, are the sole and exclusive property of GE, and
                        shall include all newly developed materials including,
                        but not limited to, the Deliverables (but excluding ARIS
                        Property, Type II Materials, Inventions of ARIS, and
                        Third Party Content as these terms are defined herein).

                        In the event that the Deliverables, Type 1 Materials and
                        any other newly developed materials do not fall within
                        the specifically enumerated works that constitute works
                        made for hire under the United States Copyright laws,
                        ARIS hereby agrees to assign and, upon its authorship or
                        creation, expressly assigns all copyrights, proprietary
                        rights, trade secrets and other right, title and
                        interest in and to such Deliverables, Type 1 Materials
                        and other newly-developed materials to GE. ARIS agrees
                        that such assignment shall be automatic under this
                        Agreement.

                        ARIS further agrees that in conjunction with such
                        aforementioned assignment that it will on a timely basis
                        sufficiently identify to GE the specific design,
                        elements, distinguishing characteristics, structure,
                        sequence, operation, method, and specifications of
                        Deliverables, Type 1 Materials, and any other
                        newly-developed material(s) and will render all required
                        assistance to protect GE's aforementioned rights in such
                        Deliverables, Type 1 Materials, and any other
                        newly-developed materials.

                        Classification of a Type I Material shall be mutually
                        determined prior to the commencement of any Services by
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                        SOW. Failure to designate a particular Deliverable as a
                        Type I Material or a Type II Material in a SOW shall
                        mean that the Deliverable is owned by GE, unless ARIS
                        can demonstrate that it had separately, and not as a
                        result of any GE disclosure to ARIS or SOW pursuant to
                        this Agreement, specific plans to or had already
                        commenced developing similar materials.

                        In the event that ARIS can demonstrate that such
                        independent specific plans, ARIS may decline to enter
                        into any SOW for a Deliverable which GE desires to claim
                        as a Type I Material. Upon creation of any such Type I
                        Materials, ARIS automatically assigns and agrees to
                        assign without further consideration, the copyright and
                        all other rights, except rights to Inventions and/or
                        patents as more specifically addressed in Section 10.d.
                        below, in and to all such Type I Materials. Type I
                        Materials shall be those GE-unique (i.e., specific items
                        that express or embody GE Property or GE's proprietary
                        processes, techniques and/or information). Upon written
                        agreement by GE, at GE's sole and exclusive discretion,
                        and for such consideration as GE and ARIS may agree to
                        in writing, ARIS may request to acquire the nonexclusive
                        right to use and distribute Type I Materials.
                        Notwithstanding the foregoing, GE acknowledges that its
                        ownership of Type I Materials will not preclude ARIS
                        from utilizing in other projects any general ideas,
                        concepts, techniques, or generic tools or software
                        components learned by ARIS in connection with the
                        performance of Services for GE, provided that the
                        foregoing are not specific and unique to GE and provided
                        further that ARIS promptly discloses to GE all methods,
                        processes and know-how developed under an SOW which
                        constitutes Type I Materials.

                        TYPE II MATERIALS - Notwithstanding, ARIS retains title,
                        including ownership of copyright, to materials: i)
                        identified in an SOW as Type II Materials, and/or ii)
                        any ARIS high-level macro language or CASE generated
                        subroutines, scripts, objects (such as EJB components)
                        or other tools, utilities or components which are not
                        specific and unique to GE (excluding any GE Confidential
                        Information). GE's license to Type II Materials is as
                        set forth in Section 10 (b) above.

        (d)     INVENTIONS. The term "INVENTION" shall mean any idea, concept,
                know-how or technique that either party first conceives or
                reduces to practice while in performance of Services during the
                term of an SOW, whether or not eligible for patent protection.
                Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Inventions will
                be treated as follows:

                1) if made by GE personnel, it shall be GE's property.

                2) if made by ARIS personnel, it shall be ARIS's property. ARIS
                grants GE a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide and paid up
                license under such Invention, patent application and all patents
                issued thereon in order for GE to utilize the Deliverable(s) as
                set forth herein. GE shall have the right to grant licenses
                within the scope of the foregoing license in order for third
                parties to use the Deliverable, or assign its rights therein
                without the consent of ARIS; and

                3) if made by the personnel of both parties, it and all patent
                applications filed therefor and all patents issuing thereon
                shall be jointly owned by the parties without accounting. Each
                party shall have the right to grant licenses to third parties or
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        Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to grant any license
        under any patent or patent applications arising out of any other
        inventions of either party.

11)     NONDISCLOSURE

        By virtue of this Agreement, the parties may have access to information
        that is confidential to one another ("CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION").
        Confidential Information shall include but not be limited to GE
        Property, ARIS Property, the Deliverables, and all information that
        would reasonably be considered confidential, including but not limited
        to GE's employees, organization, activities, policies, or software
        developed for GE, or Third Party Content licensed by GE, GE product
        proprietary information or technical data, and any written reports,
        findings, conclusions, recommendations, or reporting data and analysis
        prepared by ARIS and provided to GE under this Agreement.

        Each party recognizes and acknowledges the confidential and proprietary
        nature of any Confidential Information and acknowledges the irreparable
        harm that could result to the other party if it is disclosed to a third
        party, or used for unauthorized purposes, without other party's prior
        written consent. Each party agrees to use any Confidential Information
        only for the purposes of conducting business with the other party in a
        manner contemplated by this Agreement, acknowledges the other party's
        intent to make such disclosures only in conjunction with such services
        objectives, and agrees that it will not provide the other party
        Confidential Information except as required to perform any Services.

        A party's Confidential Information shall not include information that
        (a) is or becomes a part of the public domain through no act or omission
        of the other party; or (b) was in the other party's lawful possession
        prior to the disclosure and had not been obtained by the other party
        either directly or indirectly from the disclosing party; or (c) is
        lawfully disclosed to the other party by a third party without
        restriction on disclosure; or (d) is independently developed by the
        other party.

        The parties agree, both while the Services are being performed under the
        applicable SOW and for a period of three years after the earlier of
        cessation of Services under or termination of the applicable SOW, to
        hold each other's Confidential Information in confidence. The parties
        agree not to make each other's Confidential Information available in any
        form to any third party or to use each other's Confidential Information
        for any purpose other than the implementation of this Agreement. Each
        party agrees to use the same degree of care that it uses to protect its
        own confidential information of a similar nature and value, but in no
        event less than a reasonable standard of care, to ensure that
        Confidential Information is not disclosed or distributed by its
        employees or agents in violation of the provisions of this Agreement.
        Each party represents that it has, with each of its employees who may
        have access to any Confidential Information, an appropriate agreement
        sufficient to enable it to comply with all of the terms of this Section
        11.

12)     FEES FOR SERVICES

        Services will be provided either on a T&M basis at rates and applicable
        discounts in accordance with Exhibit A during the term thereof, on a T&M
        not-to-exceed basis (in which case, the aforementioned T&M rates shall
        be utilized up to a project limit), or on a Fixed Price basis, at the
        fixed price stated in the applicable SOW. All fixed price proposals
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        incorporate rates and applicable discounts in accordance with Exhibit A
        during the term thereof.

        If a dollar limit is stated in the applicable SOW for T&M Services, the
        limit shall be deemed a best estimate by ARIS using commercially
        reasonable judgement, and for GE's budgeting and ARIS's resource
        scheduling purposes. In the event that any T&M best estimate limit is
        approached during the course of performance of an SOW and the Services
        appear unlikely to be completed prior to reaching such limit, ARIS will
        continue to provide the Services on a T&M basis, but only after a Change
        Order or new SOW for continuation of the Services is signed by the
        parties.

13)     MINIMUM FIRST-YEAR SERVICE-LEVEL COMMITMENT

        In consideration for the GE-specific discounted rates as specified in
        Exhibit A of this Agreement, GE agrees to a minimum firstyear
        service-level commitment of $6,000,000 in fees paid to Aris for
        consulting services, calculated as commencing with all invoicing
        pertaining to services on and after the first day of the month
        coinciding with the Effective Date of the agreement, but in no event
        commencing later than April 1, 2000.

        Should GE terminate services of Aris within the first twelve months of
        this agreement, except as stipulated in Section Nine (9) of this
        agreement "TERM AND TERMINATION", and/or not provide demand for services
        within the first twelve months that satisfies the $6,000,000 firstyear
        minimum commitment, GE agrees to pay Aris the difference between the
        total of amount paid for services and the $6,000,000 minimum; provided,
        however, that if any such services are in process at the close of the
        minimum first-year service-level commitment term, the first year term
        for the purposes of determining the attainment of the minimum commitment
        shall be automatically extended for an additional three (3) month
        period, after which additional period the determination shall be made as
        to whether the $6,000,000 firstyear minimum commitment has been
        satisfied.

14)     INVOICING AND PAYMENT

        ARIS shall invoice GE monthly, unless otherwise expressly specified in
        the applicable SOW. Charges shall be payable within forty five (45) days
        of receipt of a correct invoice. Note: the signed statement of work
        should be sufficient as a promise to pay.

15)     INCIDENTAL EXPENSES

        Upon prior written agreement of the parties, appropriate travel,
        administrative, and out-of-pocket expenses incurred by ARIS in
        connection with the Services performed shall be invoiced and reimbursed
        by GE to ARIS. ARIS acknowledges that, when approved by GE, any such
        incidental expenses incurred by ARIS for which ARIS will be reimbursed
        by GE shall be in accordance with GE's general policies for such
        expenses. A copy of such policies are attached herewith as Exhibit C.

16)     LICENSE FEES FOR THIRD PARTY CONTENT

        In each SOW, GE shall set forth all GE standard software and hardware
        platforms that may be relevant to the preparation and/or deployment of
        the Deliverable, including all Third Party



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        Content licenses relating thereto. ARIS shall work with GE to ensure
        that, whenever possible, such standard software and platforms will be
        utilized. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ARIS may also utilize other
        Third Party Content in Deliverables provided that the following
        requirements are met:

        (a)     Third Party Content for which the anticipated initial license
                fees will be ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more in the
                aggregate for a particular SOW:

                -       GE, upon notification by ARIS, shall verify to the
                        extent commercially practicable, that GE has an existing
                        license to such Third Party Content, or that GE will
                        acquire such license.

                -       If GE does not already have an existing license to such
                        Third Party Content, or does not intend to acquire such
                        license itself, then ARIS shall acquire such license and
                        the terms of the license and any maintenance, support,
                        and/or royalty provisions thereto shall be first
                        approved in writing by GE prior to any execution of the
                        license by ARIS on GE's behalf. ARIS shall have no
                        responsibility or liability for such fees; or,

        (b)     THIRD PARTY CONTENT FOR WHICH THE LICENSE, MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT,
                AND/OR royalty fees are less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000)
                in the aggregate for a particular SOW:

                -       GE shall be responsible for Third Party Content license,
                        maintenance, support, and/or royalty fees which are less
                        than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in the aggregate
                        only when ARIS has acquired such Third Party Content for
                        specifically GE, or where ARIS will incur incremental
                        cost (e.g. license fees, royalties, etc.) as a result of
                        utilizing such Third Party Content under an SOW.

17)     TAXES

        The charges do not include taxes. If ARIS is required to pay any
        federal, state, country or local taxes based on the Services provided
        under this Agreement, the taxes shall be billed to and paid by GE; this
        shall not apply to taxes based on ARIS's income.

18)     COMPLIANCE WITH GE's POLICIES

        a)      Safety Policies. ARIS agrees to use reasonable efforts to cause
                any consultant who provides Services under this Agreement to
                comply when on GE's premises with GE's reasonable standard
                safety policies that GE communicates to such consultant, to the
                extent that such policies are applicable to the site where such
                consultant is providing Services.

        b)      Drug Abuse Policies. ARIS will advise any consultant who
                provides Services under this Agreement of GE's policy,
                exclusively when providing services where drug screening is
                mandatory pursuant to governmental regulations, to require an
                initial drug screen prior to the commencement of the assignment
                and, further, to require a drug screen at any time during the
                assignment either (i) if GE believes in good faith that the
                consultant is under the influence of an illegal substance, or
                (ii) as a consequence of an accident caused by or involving the
                consultant on GE's premises during the performance of this
                Agreement and likely to have been related to the consultant's
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                substance. Any drug screens shall be performed by GE (or a
                company hired by GE) at GE's expense.

        c)      The Spirit & The Letter. ARIS agrees to use reasonable efforts
                to cause any consultant who provides Services under this
                Agreement to comply with GE's Policy Handbook, Integrity: The
                Spirit & The Letter of Our Commitment and agrees to comply with
                its Policies 20.2, Equal Employment Opportunity; 20.4, Ethical
                Business Practices; 20.5, Complying with the Antitrust Laws; and
                30.5, Avoiding Conflicts of Interest. A copy of such policies
                are attached herewith as Exhibit D.

19)     RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PARTIES

        ARIS is an independent contractor; nothing in this Agreement shall be
        construed to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship
        between the parties. Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted or
        construed as creating or establishing the relationship of employer and
        employee between GE and either ARIS or any employee or agent of ARIS.
        Each party will be solely responsible for payment of all compensation
        owed to its employees, as well as federal and state income tax
        withholding, Social Security taxes, and unemployment insurance
        applicable to such personnel as employees of the applicable party. Each
        party shall bear sole responsibility for any health or disability
        insurance, retirement benefits, or other welfare or pension benefits (if
        any) to which such party's employees may be entitled. Each party agrees
        to defend and indemnify the other against any claims that the
        indemnified party has failed to pay compensation, tax, insurance, or
        benefits for employees of the indemnifying party; provided that (a) the
        indemnified party notifies the indemnifying party in writing within
        thirty (30) days of the claim; (b) the indemnifying party has sole
        control of the defense and all related settlement negotiations; and (c)
        the indemnified party provides the indemnifying party with the
        assistance, information, and authority reasonably necessary to perform
        the above; reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the indemnified
        party in providing such assistance will be reimbursed by the
        indemnifying party.

        Anything to the contrary in this Agreement notwithstanding, the parties
        hereby acknowledge and agree that GE shall have no right to control the
        manner, means, or method by which ARIS performs Services pursuant to
        this Agreement. Rather, GE shall be entitled only to direct ARIS with
        respect to the elements of services to be performed by ARIS and the
        results to be derived by GE, to inform ARIS as to where and when such
        services shall be performed, and to review and assess the performance of
        such Services by ARIS for the limited purposes of assuring that such
        Services have been performed in accordance with this Agreement.

20)     NON-SOLICITATION

        Customer shall not solicit employment from any of ARIS' employees whose
        work relates to this Agreement, during the term of this Agreement and
        for a period of six (6) months after termination of this Agreement,
        without ARIS' prior written consent.

21)     PUBLICITY

        As a material obligation of this Agreement with the exception noted
        below, and except as otherwise required by law, neither party shall
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        existence or terms of this Agreement or an amendment or any other
        document thereto or use the name, logo, trademarks, or any reference
        either direct or indirect of the other in publicity releases,
        advertising, case studies, or references. GE does not contemplate
        providing any such consent and is under no obligation, express or
        implied, to provide any such consent, and, in the event that any such
        consent should be granted for a particular communication, GE shall not
        be under any further obligation to provide consent in any future
        request.

22)     NONEXCLUSIVITY

        This Agreement is nonexclusive, and GE may contract with other entities
        to perform services.

23)     NOTICE

        All notices, including notices of address change, required to be sent
        hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given
        when mailed by first class mail to the GE Project Manager at the address
        in the applicable SOW, with a copy to GE Company, Corporate Initiatives
        Group Manager, Technology, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut
        06431 (if to GE), or to the ARIS Project Manager at the address in the
        applicable SOW, with a copy to ARIS at 2229 NE 112th Avenue, Bellevue,
        WA 98004, ATTN: General Counsel (if to ARIS).

24)     WAIVER

        The waiver by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement
        shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default or
        breach.

25)     FORCE MAJEURE

        Neither party shall be in default or otherwise liable for any delay in
        or failure of its performance under this Agreement where such delay or
        failure arises by reason of any Act of God, or any government or any
        governmental body, acts of the common enemy, the elements, strikes or
        labor disputes, or other similar or dissimilar cause beyond the control
        of such party.

26)     EXPORT ADMINISTRATION

        Each party agrees to comply with all relevant export laws and
        regulations of the United States ("Export Laws") to assure that neither
        any software deliverable, if any, nor any direct product thereof is (1)
        exported, directly or indirectly, in violation of Export Laws or (2) is
        intended to be used for any purposes prohibited by the Export Laws,
        including without limitation, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons
        proliferation.

27)     ASSIGNMENT

        Neither party may assign any rights or delegate any duties under this
        Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, which
        consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. Notwithstanding, in the
        event of an assignment and delegation to a successor in interest to
        substantially all of ARIS's stock or assets, GE may terminate this
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        (30) days notice provided that such notice occurs within one hundred
        days (180) of any such assignment and delegation. This Agreement shall
        be binding upon the heirs, successors, legal representatives and valid
        assigns of the parties.

28)     DISPUTE RESOLUTION

        Before either party initiates any legal action against the other arising
        from this Agreement, the matter in controversy will first be referred to
        the chief information officers or other appropriate officers of the
        parties. Such officers shall take all reasonable steps to attempt to
        resolve the matter within two (2) weeks of the date of referral.

29)     GOVERNING LAW

        The terms of this Agreement will be governed by, construed and enforced
        in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its
        conflict-of-laws rules. The invalidity, in whole or in part, or any
        provision hereof shall in no way offset, impair or invalidate any other
        provision of this Agreement.

30)     COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

        ARIS warrants that its Services hereunder will be performed in strict
        accordance with all applicable law, regulations, codes and standards of
        government agencies or authorities having jurisdiction.

31)     PRECEDENCE OF AGREEMENT AND SOWS

        In the event of conflict between the provisions of the Agreement and any
        SOW pursuant to the Agreement, the Agreement shall control.
        Notwithstanding, the SOW shall control specifically for timelines and
        particular performance elements of the Deliverables as contemplated by
        performance of the Services under the SOW.

32)     ENTIRE AGREEMENT

        This Agreement constitutes the complete agreement between the parties
        and supersedes all previous agreements or representations, written or
        oral, with respect to the Services and Deliverables described herein.
        This Agreement may not be modified or amended except in a writing signed
        by a duly authorized representative of each party. Where the terms of a
        purchase order or SOW are in conflict with the terms of this Agreement
        which existed prior to the purchase order or SOW, the pre-existing terms
        of the Agreement shall prevail except to the extent that the purchase
        order or SOW expressly provides that the terms of the Agreement are to
        be modified.

The Effective Date of this Agreement shall be April 1, 2000.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY:                      ARIS:



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Authorized                                 Authorized

Signature: /s/ [Signature Illegible]       Signature: /s/ [Signature Illegible]
          ---------------------------                -------------------------

Name:   MARK MASTRIANNI                    Name:  PAUL SONG
     --------------------------------           ------------------------------


Title: MGR, TECHNOLOGY                     Title:  PRESIDENT AND CEO
     --------------------------------            -----------------------------

Date:  April 25, 2000                      Date:  April 21, 2000
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                                    EXHIBIT A

                                     to the

                            MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT


The Discount Term for this Agreement shall be two [2] years from the effective
date of the Master Services Agreement between GE and ARIS Corporation. During
the Discount Term of this Agreement, GE may purchase T&M Services from ARIS at
the applicable discount off ARIS's list price T&M Rates, said discount
stipulated below as "GE Hourly Rates". This discount was established based on a
* minimum level of service to be delivered by Aris Corporation in support of
GE.com. For the discount term of this agreement, should the monthly invoices for
services for an SOW (project) or related SOWs (projects) except for those
services delivered in support of GE.com, reach an aggregate monthly amount of *
per month, or greater, an additional * discount from the GE Hourly Rates
specified below shall be applied to the total amount(s) of the invoice(s).
Should GE.com exceed the * minimum service level within the term of this
Agreement, during the term of the agreement (calculated as commencing with all
invoicing pertaining to services on and after the first day of the month
coinciding with the Effective Date of the agreement, but in no event commencing
later than April 1, 2000) then all invoiced amounts in excess of the * minimum
will receive an additional * discount from the GE Hourly Rates as specified
below.


                     TABLE 1 -- LIST AND DISCOUNT T&M RATES



                                                                                      List              GE
                                                                                      Hourly           Hourly
    Title                          Service                                            Rates            Rates
    -----                          -------                                           -------           ------
                                                                                             
Director                           Strategic/Operation Consulting                    $300.00            $*

PM Technology                      Technical Consulting: Project Architecture        $350.00             *
PM Development                     Technical Consulting: Application Development     $300.00             *
Principal Consultant               Application Development                           $225.00             *
SR Consultant                      Application Development                           $205.00             *
Consultant                         Application Development                           $195.00             *
Developer/Analyst                  Application Development                           $175.00             *
Systems Administrator              Application Development                           $205.00             *

PM Creative Director               Creative Consulting: Project Definition           $300.00             *
Art Director                       Creative Consulting: Application Creative         $225.00             *
Interactive Designer               Application Creative Production                   $195.00             *
SR Interface Engineer              Application Creative Production                   $175.00             *
Interface Engineer                 Application Creative Production                   $150.00             *

PM Business Strategy               Strategic and Operation Consulting                $400.00             *
PM Online Strategic Consulting     Strategic and Operation Consulting Online         $300.00             *
SR Strategic Consultant            Strategic Consulting: Project/Area Specific       $225.00             *
Strategic Consultant               Strategic Consulting: Project/Area Specific       $195.00             *

PM Project Management              Operational Consulting & Project Management       $300.00             *
Principal Project Manager          Project Management                                $225.00             *
SR Project Manager                 Project Management                                $195.00             *
Project Manager                    Project Management                                $175.00             *
Project Coordinator                Project Management                                $150.00             *

Quality Assurance Manager          QA Process                                        $225.00             *
QA Staff                           QA Process                                        $145.00             *

SR Technical Writer                Advance Technical Documentation                   $175.00             *
Technical Writer                   Technical Documentation                           $145.00             *



*       Portions of this agreement have been omitted pursuant to an amended
        request for confidential treatment pursuant to SEC Rule 24b-2,
        previously filed on July 19, 2001.



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                                    EXHIBIT C
                        TO THE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

                          GE TRAVEL and LIVING POLICIES


Travel & Living Guidelines for Corporate Employees

Receipts are required for all corporate card items and for cash items of $15 or
more.

Air Travel

Coach class is required for all flights within North America, within Europe, and
within Asia-Pacific

(for flights originating in those respective regions).

Coach class is strongly recommended for all flights between North America and
Europe and

between North America and the northern portion of South America.

For these flights, because of the combination of longer distances and the
potential for unusual timing or circumstances, the ultimate decision between
coach and business class remains with the traveler. It is expected that the
choice of business class will be limited.

Business class is allowed for flights beyond the above "coach zone", e.g., North
America to Asia Pacific.

-       Officer pre-approval is required for any exception to the above service
        class guidelines.

-       Employees may retain credits from frequent traveler programs. However,
        travel plans, routing requirements, etc., should not result in
        additional expense to the Company nor require an increase in travel time
        during regularly assigned working hours.

-       The cost of upgrading an airline ticket to another class is not
        reimbursable.

-       Make your own travel reservations and when possible schedule meetings to
        allow for travel during offpeak hours.

-       Take the "best buy" air fare recommended by the agent.

-       Book tickets as early as possible.

-       Use teleconferencing and/or videoconferencing to minimize travel costs.

-       Minimize number of employees taking same trip, e.g., to trade shows,
        conferences, etc.

-       Consider non-refundable fare for frequent trips to the same location.

-       Consider staying over on Saturday night to obtain lower air fare
        (Company will reimburse hotel and meal costs if the total cost is
        lower).


Ground Transportation

-       Use hotel/airport shuttle services when practical.

-       Book smallest rental car practical for traveler's purpose.

-       When using your personal vehicle, you will be reimbursed @ $.31 per
        mile, which covers depreciation, insurance, and gas.

-       For New York airports private limos are not allowable expenses, except:

-       When traveling outside normal working hours (very early in the morning
        or late in the evening) or when there is a safety concern;

-       When there are at least two passengers and a private limo would be a
        lower cost option than other alternatives such as a rental car or
        scheduled limo service with Red Dot.

-       From Fairfield use Hertz or Red Dot Limo Service.

-       Minimize Company costs on rental cars by: declining Collision Damage
        Waiver in the U.S. (covered under GE contract programs); returning
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LIVING, MEALS & OTHER EXPENSES

-       Meals are reimbursable provided you are on Company business away from
        your normal place of business with an overnight stay.

-       On a day trip, meals eaten outside your regularly assigned work hours
        are reimbursable.


OTHER REIMBURSABLES

-       Nominal gifts in lieu of meals and/or lodging at friends' or relatives'
        residences are reimbursable as long as the cost to GE is lower.

-       Gratuities for bellhop, taxi, meals, etc.

-       Highway tolls and parking fees.

-       Laundry and dry cleaning services if the employee is away for five
        consecutive days.

-       Telephone and fax expenses incurred on behalf of the Company, including
        essential calls to home.

-       Use your Dial Comm Key Card for all long distance phone calls.

-       Review "in lieu of situations with your financial representative.


Expenses Not Reimbursable

The following items are considered to be of a personal nature, and therefore are
not normally reimbursable by the Company.

-       Airline club membership fees

-       Clothing or toiletries, except if caused by airline delay or overbooking
        of airplane reservations

-       Cost of an employee's family member traveling with the employee, except
        when the family member's presence serves a business purpose and the
        costs have Corporate Officer approval

-       Cost of a circuitous or side trip for personal convenience or benefit

-       Fines for traffic violations

-       Gifts to employees or their families of flowers, money, merchandise, or
        services

-       Insurance on personal property; personal travel insurance

-       Items for personal use, such as: hairstyling, shoe shine, magazines,
        newspapers, movies (including in-room movies), shows, and sporting
        events (unless for entertainment on behalf of the Company) and other
        similar items

-       Loss or theft of personal property (e.g., clothes, jewelry, etc.), cash
        advance, personal funds, or tickets

-       Maintenance or repair of personal property (e.g., home and grounds)
        while out of town on Company business

-       Parking or garage charges at the employee's regularly assigned place of
        business

-       Personal credit card fees or charges incurred as a result of third-party
        misuse of lost credit cards

-       Traveling expense between home and regularly assigned place of business



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                                    EXHIBIT D
                                     TO THE
                            MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

                    GE INTEGRITY PROGRAM FOR CONTRACT WORKERS


-------------------------------


                          ----------------------------
                            COMPLIANCE EDUCATION FOR
                              GE SERVICE PROVIDERS
                          ----------------------------

                                   Sharing The

                                   Commitment

                                       to

                                    Integrity

                              Your Responsibilities
                            While On a GE Assignment


        ----------------------------------------------------------
        This document provides an overview of policies for service
        providers to GE. It is not intended to create any
        contractual rights, including employment with GE.
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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHILE ON A GE ASSIGNMENT

-       During your assignment at GE, you are required to maintain the same high
        level of integrity that GE demands of its own employees. The purpose of
        this document is to inform you of GE's code of conduct and provide you
        with an overview of the policies and procedures which support that code.

-       Please review this document. You will be asked to sign the
        acknowledgment form which includes an agreement to comply with the
        policies in this document.

-       If you have questions or concerns about any of the policies, contact
        your primary GE contact, the GE Business Integrity Helpline (see list on
        page 12), or the GE Ombudsperson's office (page 12).


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A SOLID BASE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Integrity is the rock upon which GE builds its business success. GE's quest for
competitive excellence begins and ends with its commitment to ethical conduct.
As noted by Jack Welch, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for
GE: "No matter how hard we compete - here and around the world not one foot
must ever step outside the line of absolute integrity."

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GE's CODE OF CONDUCT

GE's Code of Conduct states the broad principles supporting its ethical
commitment. The Code calls for individuals to:

-       OBEY APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

-       BE HONEST, FAIR AND TRUSTWORTHY IN ALL GE ACTIVITIES.

-       AVOID ALL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

-       EXTEND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO THE DIVERSE GE COMMUNITY.

-       STRIVE FOR A SAFE WORKPLACE AND PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT.

-       RECOGNIZE, VALUE AND EXEMPLIFY ETHICAL CONDUCT.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


INTEGRITY: THE 11 GE POLICIES



                                                                                             PAGE
                                                                                         
WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS & SUPPLIERS

Includes those policies that guide conduct when buying or selling products,
materials, resources, etc.

-     Ethical Business Practices                                                               4
-     Following International Trade Controls                                                   4
-     Supplier Relationships                                                                   5

Government Business

Includes the policy that specifically applies to government contracts and
interactions with government officials.

-     Working With Government Agencies                                                         5

FAIR COMPETITION

Focuses on antitrust laws.
-     Complying With Antitrust Laws                                                            6

WHILE IN THE GE ASSIGNMENT

Spells out those policies that affect the work environment and responsibilities
to the community.
-     Health, Safety & Environmental Protection                                                7
-     Participation in Hazardous Business                                                      7

PERSONAL INTEGRITY

Addresses those personal, day-to-day activities that have an impact on work
integrity.

-     Avoiding Conflicts of Interest                                                           8
-     Financial Controls and Records                                                           8
-     Insider Trading & Stock Tipping                                                          9
-     Equal Employment Opportunity                                                             9

PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION                                                       10

HOW TO HANDLE AN INTEGRITY CONCERN                                                             11

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT                                                                             11

INTEGRITY HELPLINES                                                                            12




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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES (POLICY 20.4)

-       NEVER OFFER, GIVE, OR ACCEPT BRIBES OR KICKBACKS.

-       USE GOOD JUDGMENT TO AVOID EVEN THE APPEARANCE OF AN IMPROPER PAYMENT.

-       GE HIRES ONLY REPUTABLE FIRMS AND REPRESENTATIVES.

-       NO MORE THAN ORDINARY AND REASONABLE ENTERTAINMENT OR BUSINESS
        COURTESIES.

-       NO CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES OR CANDIDATES ON BEHALF OF GE.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       Individuals who represent the company before customers or the
        government.

-       Individuals who work with sales reps, agents or represent GE in any way.


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FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONTROLS

-       IF THE DUTIES YOU PERFORM FOR GE INVOLVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, LEARN
        AND FOLLOW THE LAWS THAT GOVERN INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

-       DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN TRANSACTIONS, INCLUDING SERVICES, PROHIBITED BY
        U.S. LAW.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       Individuals who are involved in international activities.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

-       BE LAWFUL, FAIR AND EFFICIENT IN ALL SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS.

-       SAFEGUARD ANY INFORMATION GE HOLDS AS CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY.

-       RESPECT LICENSING AGREEMENTS AND COPYRIGHT LAWS, INCLUDING THOSE
        COVERING COMPUTER SOFTWARE.

Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

- All individuals with direct supplier contact.


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WORKING WITH U.S. AND NON- U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

-       MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF HONESTY IN ALL CONTACTS WITH
        GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

-       AVOID EVEN THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPER CONDUCT IN DEALING WITH GOVERNMENT
        REPRESENTATIVES.

-       WHENEVER THE GOVERNMENT IS THE CUSTOMER, FOLLOW DETAILED LAWS AND
        PROCEDURES THAT REGULATE EVERY STAGE OF THE WORK.

Even if the government is not the customer, individuals must be truthful and
accurate in all communications with government representatives.

Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       Any individual who comes in contact with government officials or works
        on government contracts.

-       Any individual who works in a government-regulated industry or business.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


COMPLYING WITH THE ANTITRUST LAWS

-       NEVER DISCUSS PRICES, COSTS, PROFIT MARGINS OR OTHER COMPETITIVE TOPICS
        WITH A REPRESENTATIVE OF A GE COMPETITOR; OR PROPOSE OR MAKE AN
        AGREEMENT WITH A COMPETITOR RELATING TO ANY ASPECT OF THE COMPETITION,
        WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL OF GE COUNSEL.

-       AVOID CREATING THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPER AGREEMENTS OR UNDERSTANDINGS.
        KEEP COMMUNICATIONS WITH COMPETITORS TO A MINIMUM. MAKE SURE THERE IS
        LEGITIMATE BUSINESS REASON FOR ALL SUCH COMMUNICATIONS.

-       NEVER PROPOSE OR ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENTS OR UNDERSTANDINGS WITH GE
        CUSTOMERS RESTRICTING PRICES OR TERMS FOR RESALE OF GE PRODUCTS.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals are responsible for complying with the antitrust laws
        and this policy.

-       If your job involves contacts with competitors, setting prices or other
        terms or conditions of sale, marketing, purchasing, participating in
        trade associations or standards-setting groups, working on acquisitions,
        divestitures or joint ventures, you should have a detailed familiarity
        with the policy and with the GE business component's guidelines relating
        to antitrust and competitive contacts.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

-       COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS AND
        REGULATIONS.

-       CREATE AND MAINTAIN A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

-       PREVENT WORK-RELATED INJURIES.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals.


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PARTICIPATION IN HAZARDOUS BUSINESS

-       HAZARDOUS BUSINESS IS ONLY ENTERED L CONTINUED IF RISKS CAN BE
        CONTROLLED AND INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC AND GE ARE SERVED.

Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       Those who have any contact with or knowledge of this type of material or
        process.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


AVOIDING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

-       AVOID ANY ACTIVITIES OR RELATIONSHIPS THAT COULD CONFLICT OR APPEAR TO
        CONFLICT WITH YOUR WORK ON YOUR GE ASSIGNMENT.

-       DON'T USE GE RESOURCES AS PART OF YOUR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.

-       DON'T DISCREDIT GE'S NAME OR REPUTATION.

-       IF YOU ARE AN OFFICER OR DIRECTOR WITH A NON-GE BUSINESS AND YOU COULD
        INFLUENCE GE'S DEALINGS WITH THAT BUSINESS, YOU MUST BRING IT TO GE'S
        ATTENTION.

-       IF A POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVES YOU, REPORT IT IN WRITING
        TO YOUR PRIMARY GE CONTACT.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals.


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FINANCIAL CONTROLS AND RECORDS

-       FOLLOW ALL GE ACCOUNTING, REPORTING AND CONTROL PROCEDURES RELATING TO
        YOUR GE ASSIGNMENT.

-       KEEP AND REPORT YOUR TIME RECORDS AND OTHER GE RECORDS IN AN ACCURATE,
        TIMELY, COMPLETE AND CONFIDENTIAL MANNER.

-       PROTECT THE SECURITY OF COMPANY ASSETS AND THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF
        COMPANY INFORMATION. DO NOT RELEASE GE RECORDS OUTSIDE THE COMPANY
        UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY GE MANAGEMENT.

-       ALLOW COMPANY AUDITORS ACCESS TO RECORDS YOU MAINTAIN WHILE ON YOUR GE
        ASSIGNMENT.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


INSIDER TRADING AND STOCK TIPPING

-       NEVER BUY, SELL, OR SUGGEST THAT SOMEONE ELSE BUY OR SELL ANY COMPANY'S
        STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES WHILE YOU ARE AWARE OF INSIDE INFORMATION
        ABOUT THAT COMPANY'S BUSINESS.

"Inside information" is defined as:

-       Information that is material (i.e., a reasonable investor might consider
        it important in deciding whether to buy or sell a security).

-       Information that is non-public (i.e., it has not been reported in the
        media and investors have not had access to it).

        Assume that information is "inside information" if it is non-public and
        it would affect in any way your own consideration of whether to buy or
        sell the security in question.

Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals.

-       Individuals with early access to market-sensitive information (contract
        awards or acquisitions, for example).


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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

-       EXTEND EQUAL TREATMENT TO ALL INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR,
        RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS OR OTHER
        CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY LAW.

-       MAINTAIN A WORK ENVIRONMENT FREE OF HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING
        SEXUAL HARASSMENT. SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS PROHIBITED UNDER THIS POLICY.


Who Should Be Particularly Aware Of The Policy?

-       All individuals.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

-       DON'T PUBLISH OR DISCLOSE (EXCEPT AS YOUR GE ASSIGNMENT MAY REQUIRE)
        CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION OR DATA OF GE, OR OF OTHERS
        WHICH GE IS OBLIGATED TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL.

-       INFORMATION, IDEAS, OR INVENTIONS MADE OR CONCEIVED WHILE ON A GE
        ASSIGNMENT ARE THE PROPERTY OF GE.

-       AT THE END OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT, DELIVER PROMPTLY ALL ITEMS BELONGING TO
        GE, INCLUDING MATERIALS OF A PROPRIETARY OR CONFIDENTIAL NATURE.

-       IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED PROPRIETARY OR CONFIDENTIAL, ASK
        YOUR PRIMARY GE CONTACT FOR CLARIFICATION.


If you have an individual contract or consulting agreement with GE, you may have
further obligations concerning proprietary or confidential information.



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                             COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY


HOW TO HANDLE AN INTEGRITY CONCERN

If you suspect that there has been a violation of law or of GE policy, report it
promptly:

-       GET THE INFORMATION TO DEFINE YOUR CONCERN (WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE).

-       RAISE THE CONCERN WITH YOUR PRIMARY GE CONTACT, THE GE BUSINESS
        INTEGRITY HELPLINE (SEE LIST ON PAGE 12), OR THE GE CORPORATE
        OMBUDSPERSON AT 1-800-227-5003.

Note:

-       You may report anonymously. The important thing is not to let a concern
        be swept under the rug.

-       GE policy forbids retribution against any person for reporting or
        supplying information about an integrity or compliance concern.


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THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT
YOUR PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY

-       YOUR SIGNATURE MEANS THAT YOU:

        -       received this document on GE policies;

        -       understand that compliance is every individual's responsibility;

        -       agree not to misuse proprietary or confidential information; and

        -       agree to report concerns to the GE Business Integrity Helpline
                or the GE Corporate Ombudsperson, or ask questions if you would
                like further information regarding the policies.



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                               INTEGRITY HELPLINES


GE Business Integrity Helplines



BUSINESS                                          TOLL-FREE NUMBER
                                              
GE CORPORATE                                        800 227-5003
GE AIRCRAFT ENGINES                                 800 443-3632
GE APPLIANCES                                       800 925-9559
GE CAPITAL                                          800 882-4322
GE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS - PLAINVILLE                  800 831-9236
GE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS - FT. WAYNE                   800 831-9508
GE INFORMATION SERVICES                             800 257-8832
GE LIGHTING                                         800 257-8929
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS                                  800 438-8072
GE PLASTICS                                         800 643-1614
GE POWER SYSTEMS                                    800 443-1391
GE SUPPLY                                           800 952-8639
GE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS                           800 682-5845
NBC                                                 800 622-6221



If you need a direct dial number for a GE Business Integrity Helpline, contact
the GE Ombudsperson's Office at 1-800-227-5003 or (203) 373-2343.



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                                                   For discussion purposes only


                     ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR GE SERVICE PROVIDERS


I hereby acknowledge that I have received the document entitled: "Commitment to
Integrity; Your Responsibilities While On A GE Assignment." I understand that I
am required to comply with the policies described herewith while on assignment
at General Electric Company or any affiliate thereof (hereafter "GE").

Also, in consideration of my assignment at GE, I agree not to use, publish or
otherwise disclose to anyone (except as my GE assignment may require), either
during or after my assignment at GE, any confidential or proprietary information
or data of GE, or any information or data of others which GE is obligated to
maintain in confidence. I understand that any information, ideas, or inventions
made or conceived by me while on my GE assignment are the property of GE.*

At the end of my assignment I agree to deliver to GE promptly all items which
belong to GE, including, without limitation, all written and other materials
which are of a confidential or a proprietary nature relating to the business of
GE.

I understand that if I am unsure what information is considered proprietary or
confidential, or if I am unsure of my obligations under this agreement, I will
ask my primary GE contact for clarification.

I agree to report any policy concerns to the GE Business Integrity Helpline or
to the GE Corporate Ombudsperson.

I confirm that I have no agreements with or obligations to others in conflict
with the above.


----------------------------------       ------------------------------------
Signature                                Date

----------------------------------       ------------------------------------
Name                                     GE Assignment Location (City, State)

----------------------------------       ------------------------------------
Witness                                  Date

* If you have an individual contract I consulting agreement with the Company,
you may have further obligations. Please refer to your individual Agreement for
specific details.

Please remit to your agency or (if none) your primary GE contact.



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THIS WARRANT AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON THE EXERCISE HEREOF HAVE NOT BEEN
REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "ACT"), OR ANY
STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THEY MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED,
HYPOTHECATED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTRATION STATEMENT
IN EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO THE SECURITIES UNDER SUCH ACT OR UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT
TO AN EXEMPTION TO SUCH ACT.


                          COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT

                                ARIS CORPORATION


THIS CERTIFIES that, for value received, General Electric Company ("GE"), or
registered assigns ("Holder"), is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the
conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time on or after the date hereof and at
or prior to 5:00 p.m., Pacific time, on April 20, 2003 (the "Expiration Time"),
but not thereafter, to acquire from ARIS Corporation, a Washington corporation
(the "Company"), 150,000 fully paid and nonassessable shares of common stock of
the Company (subject to adjustment as provided in this paragraph and Sections 9
and 10 hereof ("Warrant Stock")), for a purchase price per share equal to
$6.4375, (the "Exercise Price"). Such number of shares of Warrant Stock, type of
security and the Exercise Price are subject to adjustment as provided herein,
and all references to "Warrant Stock" and "Exercise Price" herein shall be
deemed to include any such adjustment.

1. EXERCISE OF WARRANT. The purchase rights represented by this Warrant are
exercisable by the registered Holder hereof, in whole or in part, at any time
and from time to time at or prior to the Expiration Time by the surrender of
this Warrant and the Notice of Exercise form attached hereto duly executed to
the principal corporate offices of the Company indicated on the signature page
of this Warrant (or such other office or agency of the Company as it may
designate by notice in writing to the registered Holder hereof at the address of
such Holder appearing on the books of the Company), and upon payment of the
Exercise Price for the shares thereby purchased (by cash or by check or bank
draft payable to the order of the Company, or by cancellation of indebtedness of
the Company to the Holder hereof if any, at the time of exercise in an amount
equal to the purchase price of the shares thereby purchased or as provided in
Section 2); whereupon the Holder of this Warrant shall be entitled to receive
from the Company a stock certificate in proper form representing the number of
shares of Warrant Stock so purchased.

2. RIGHT TO CONVERT WARRANT. The registered Holder hereof shall have the right
(but not the obligation) to require the Company to convert this Warrant, in
whole or in part, at any time and from time to time at or prior to the
Expiration Time, by the surrender of this Warrant and the Notice of Conversion
form attached hereto duly executed to the office of the Company at the address
referred to in Section 1 hereof (or such other office or agency of the Company
as it may designate by notice in writing to the registered Holder hereof at the
address of such Holder appearing on the books of the Company), into shares of
Warrant Stock as provided in this Section 2. Upon exercise of this conversion
right (and without payment by the Holder of the Exercise Price), the Holder
hereof shall be entitled to receive that number of shares of Warrant Stock of
the Company equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A - B)(X) by (A), where:

                A  =    the Current Market Price (as defined in Section 10
                        below) of one share of Warrant Stock on the date of
                        conversion of this Warrant;



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                B  =    the Exercise Price for one share of Warrant Stock
                        under this Warrant; and

                X  =    the number of shares of Warrant Stock being
                        surrendered pursuant to the executed Notice of
                        Conversion.

        If the above calculation results in a negative number, then no shares of
Warrant Stock shall be issued or issuable upon conversion of this Warrant.

        Upon conversion of this Warrant in accordance with this Section 2, the
registered Holder hereof shall be entitled to receive a certificate for the
number of shares of Warrant Stock determined in accordance with the foregoing.

3. REGULATORY DELAY; ISSUANCE OF SHARES; NO FRACTIONAL SHARES OR SCRIP.

        (a) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if in connection with the exercise of
the Warrant or acquisition of shares of Common Stock, any regulatory approval
shall be required, including expiration of any applicable waiting period, then,
if the Warrant is exercised prior to such approval, the Expiration Time shall be
extended while any such regulatory approval or waiting period is pending and,
upon such surrender of this Warrant, any payment of the Exercise Price shall be
paid promptly following receipt of such approval.

        (b) Certificates for shares purchased hereunder or issuable upon
conversion hereof shall be delivered to the Holder hereof by the Company's
transfer agent at the Company's expense within seven days after the date on
which this Warrant shall have been exercised or converted in accordance with the
terms hereof. Each certificate so delivered shall be in such denominations as
may be requested by the Holder and shall be registered in the name of such
Holder or, subject to applicable laws, other name as shall be requested by such
Holder. If, upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant, fewer than all of the
shares of Warrant Stock evidenced by this Warrant are purchased prior to the
Expiration Time, one or more new warrants substantially in the form of, and on
the terms in, this Warrant will be issued for the remaining number of shares of
Warrant Stock not purchased upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant. The
Company hereby represents and warrants that all shares of Warrant Stock which
may be issued upon the exercise or conversion of this Warrant will, upon such
exercise or conversion, be duly and validly authorized and issued, fully paid
and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges in respect of the
issuance thereof (other than liens or charges created by or imposed upon the
Holder of the Warrant Stock). The Company agrees that the shares so issued shall
be and be deemed to be issued to such Holder as the record owner of such shares
as of the close of business on the date on which this Warrant shall have been
surrendered for exercise or conversion in accordance with the terms hereof. No
fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon
the exercise or conversion of this Warrant. With respect to any fraction of a
share called for upon the exercise or conversion of this Warrant, an amount
equal to such fraction multiplied by the then current price at which each share
may be purchased hereunder shall be paid in cash to the Holder of this Warrant.

4. CHARGES, TAXES AND EXPENSES. Issuance of certificates for shares of Warrant
Stock upon the exercise or conversion of this Warrant shall be made without
charge to the Holder hereof for any issue or transfer tax or other incidental
expense in respect of the issuance of such certificate, all of which taxes and
expenses shall be paid by the Company, and such certificates shall be issued in
the name of the Holder of this Warrant or in such name or names as may be
directed by the Holder of this Warrant; provide , however, that in the event
certificates for shares of Warrant Stock are to be issued in a name other than
the name of the Holder of this Warrant, this Warrant when surrendered for
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conversion shall be accompanied by the Assignment Form attached hereto duly
executed by the Holder hereof.

5. NO RIGHTS AS SHAREHOLDER. This Warrant does not entitle the Holder hereof to
any voting rights or other rights as a shareholder of the Company prior to the
exercise or conversion hereof.

6. EXCHANGE AND REGISTRY OF WARRANT. This Warrant is exchangeable, upon the
surrender hereof by the registered Holder at the above-mentioned office or
agency of the Company, for a new Warrant of like tenor and dated as of such
exchange. The Company shall maintain at the above-mentioned office or agency a
registry showing the name and address of the registered Holder of this Warrant.
This Warrant may be surrendered for exchange, transfer, exercise or conversion,
in accordance with its terms, at such office or agency of the Company, and the
Company shall be entitled to rely in all respects, prior to written notice to
the contrary, upon such registry.

7. LOSS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR MUTILATION OF WARRANT. Upon receipt by the
Company from any Holder of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the
ownership of and the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant and
indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it (it being understood that the written
agreement of General Electric Company or an affiliate who is the Holder shall be
sufficient indemnity), and in case of mutilation upon surrender and cancellation
hereof, the Company will execute and deliver in lieu hereof of a new Warrant of
like tenor to such Holder; provide, in the case of mutilation, no indemnity
shall be required if this Warrant in identifiable form is surrendered to the
Company for cancellation.

8. SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS. If the last or appointed day for the taking
of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall be
a Saturday or a Sunday or shall be a legal holiday in the State of New York or
Washington, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the
next succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday.

9. CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, OR SALE of Assets. In case of any consolidation of the
Company with, or merger of the Company into, any other Person, any merger of
another Person into the Company (other than a merger which does not result in
any reclassification, conversion, exchange or cancellation of outstanding shares
of Common Stock) or any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the
assets of the Company or of the Person formed by such consolidation or resulting
from such merger or which acquires such assets, as the case may be, the Holder
shall have the right thereafter to exercise this Warrant for the kind and amount
of securities, cash and other property receivable upon such consolidation,
merger, sale or transfer by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for
which this Warrant may have been exercised immediately prior to such
consolidation, merger, sale or transfer, assuming (i) such holder of Common
Stock is not a Person with which the Company consolidated or into which the
Company merged or which merged into the Company or to which such sale or
transfer was made, as the case may be ("CONSTITUENT PERSON"), or an Affiliate of
a constituent Person and (ii) in the case of a consolidation merger, sale or
transfer which includes an election as to the consideration to be received by
the holders, such holder of Common Stock failed to exercise its rights of
election, as to the kind or amount of securities, cash and other property
receivable upon such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer (provided that if
the kind or amount of securities, cash and other property receivable upon such
consolidation, merger, sale or transfer is not the same for each share of Common
Stock held immediately prior to such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer by
other than a constituent Person or an Affiliate thereof and in respect of which
such rights of election shall not have been exercised ("NON-ELECTING SHARE"),
then for the purpose of this Section 10 the kind and amount of securities, cash
and other property receivable upon such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer
by each non-electing share shall be deemed to be the kind and amount so
receivable per share by a plurality of the non-electing shares). Adjustments for
events subsequent to the effective date of such a consolidation, merger and sale
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equivalent as may be practicable to the adjustments provided for in this
Warrant. In any such event, effective provisions shall be made in the
certificate or articles of incorporation of the resulting or surviving
corporation, in any contract of sale, conveyance, lease or transfer, or
otherwise so that the provisions set forth herein for the protection of the
rights of the Holder shall thereafter continue to be applicable; and any such
resulting or surviving corporation shall expressly assume the obligation to
deliver, upon exercise, such shares of stock, other securities, cash and
property. The provisions of this Section 9 shall similarly apply to successive
consolidations, mergers, sales, leases or transfers.

10. ANTI-DILUTION PROVISIONS.

        (a) In case the Company shall at any time after the date hereof (i)
declare a dividend or make a distribution on Common Stock payable in Common
Stock, (ii) subdivide or split the outstanding Common Stock, (iii) combine or
reclassify the outstanding Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (iv)
issue any shares of its capital stock in a reclassification of Common Stock
(including any such reclassification in connection with a consolidation or
merger in which the Company is the continuing corporation), the Exercise Price
in effect at the time of the record date for such dividend or distribution or of
the effective date of such subdivision, split, combination or reclassification
shall be proportionately adjusted so that, giving effect to Section 10(i), the
exercise of this Warrant after such time shall entitle the holder to receive the
aggregate number of shares of Common Stock or other securities of the Company
(or shares of any security into which such shares of Common Stock have been
reclassified pursuant to subsection 10(a)(iii) or 10(a)(iv) above) which, if
this Warrant had been exercised immediately prior to such time, such holder
would have owned upon such exercise and been entitled to receive by virtue of
such dividend, distribution, subdivision, split, combination or
reclassification. Such adjustment shall be made successively whenever any event
listed above shall occur.

        (b) In case the Company shall issue or sell any Common Stock (other than
Common Stock issued (i) upon exercise of the Warrants, (ii) pursuant to the
Company's Stock Option Plan or pursuant to any similar Common Stock related
employee compensation plan of the Company approved by the Company's Board of
Directors, (iii) issuances to effect an arms' length acquisition of a business
from a nonaffiliate of the Company approved by the Company's Board of Directors
or (iv) upon exercise or conversion of any security the issuance of which caused
an adjustment under Section 10(c) or 10(d) hereof) without consideration or for
a consideration per share less than the Current Market Price Per Common Share
(as defined in Section 10(f)), the Exercise Price to be in effect after such
issuance or sale shall be determined by multiplying the Exercise Price in effect
immediately prior to such issuance or sale by a fraction, the numerator of which
shall be the sum of (x) the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding
immediately prior to the time of such issuance or sale multiplied by the
Exercise Price immediately prior to such issuance or sale and (y) the aggregate
consideration, if any, to be received by the Company upon such issuance or sale,
and the denominator of which shall be the product of the aggregate number of
shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such issuance or sale and
the Exercise Price immediately prior to such issuance or sale. In case any
portion of the consideration to be received by the Company shall be in a form
other than cash, the fair market value of such noncash consideration shall be
utilized in the foregoing computation. Such fair market value shall be
determined by the Board of Directors of the Company; provided that if the Holder
shall object to any such determination, the Holder may retain an independent
appraiser reasonably satisfactory to the Board of Directors to determine such
fair market value. The Holder shall be notified promptly of any consideration
other than cash to be received by the Company and furnished with a description
of the consideration and the fair market value thereof, as determined by the
Board of Directors.

        (c) In case the Company shall fix a record date for the issuance of
rights, options or warrants to the holders of its Common Stock or other
securities entitling such holders to subscribe for or purchase for a period
expiring within 60 days of such record date shares of Common Stock (or
securities



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convertible into share of Common Stock) at a price per share of Common Stock (or
having a conversion price per share of Common Stock, if a security convertible
into shares of Common Stock) less than the Current Market Price Per Common Share
on such record date, the maximum number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon
exercise of such rights, options or warrants (or conversion of such convertible
securities) shall be deemed to have been issued and outstanding as of such
record date and the Exercise Price shall be adjusted pursuant to Section 10(b)
hereof, as though such maximum number of shares of Common Stock had been so
issued for an aggregate consideration payable by the holders of such rights,
options, warrants or convertible securities prior to their receipt of such
shares of Common Stock. In case any portion of such consideration shall be in a
form other than cash, the fair market value of such noncash consideration shall
be determined as set forth in Section 10(b) hereof. Such adjustment shall be
made successively whenever such record date is fixed; and in the event that such
rights, options or warrants are not so issued or expire unexercised, or in the
event of a change in the number of shares of Common Stock to which the holders
of such rights, options or warrants are entitled (other than pursuant to
adjustment provisions therein comparable to those contained in this Section 10),
the Exercise Price shall again be adjusted to be the Exercise Price which would
then be in effect if such record date had not been fixed, in the former event,
or the Exercise Price which would then be in effect if such holder had initially
been entitled to such changed number of shares of Common Stock, in the latter
event.

        (d) In case the Company shall issue rights, options (other than options
issued pursuant to a plan described in subsection 10(b)(i)) or warrants
entitling the holders thereof to subscribe for or purchase Common Stock (or
securities convertible into shares of Common Stock) or shall issue convertible
securities, and the price per share of Common Stock of such rights, options,
warrants or convertible securities (including, in the case of rights, options or
warrants, the pace at which: they may be exercised) is less than the Current
Market Price Per Common Share, the maximum number of shares of Common Stock
issuable upon exercise of such rights, options or warrants or upon conversion of
such convertible securities shall be deemed to have been issued and outstanding
as of the date of such sale or issuance, and the Exercise Price shall be
adjusted pursuant to Section 10(b) hereof as though such maximum number of
shares of Common Stock had been so issued for an aggregate consideration equal
to the aggregate consideration paid for such rights, options, warrants or
convertible securities and the aggregate consideration payable by the holders of
such rights, options, warrants or convertible securities prior to their receipt
of such shares of Common Stock. In case any portion of such consideration shall
be in a form other than cash, the fair market value of such noncash
consideration shall be determined as set forth in Section 10(b) hereof. Such
adjustment shall be made successively whenever such rights, options, warrants or
convertible securities are issued; and in the event that such rights, options or
warrants expire unexercised, or in the event of a change in the number of shares
of Common Stock to which the holders of such rights, options, warrants or
convertible securities are entitled (other than pursuant to adjustment
provisions therein comparable to those contained in this Section 10), the
Exercise Price shall again be adjusted to be the Exercise Price which would then
be in effect if such rights, options, warrants or convertible securities had not
been issued, in the former event, or the Exercise Price which would then be in
effect if such holders had initially been entitled to such changed number of
shares of Common Stock, in the latter event. No adjustment of the Exercise Price
shall be made pursuant to this Section 10(d) to the extent that the Exercise
Price shall have been adjusted pursuant to Section 10(c) upon the setting of any
record date relating to such rights, options, warrants or convertible securities
and such adjustment fully reflects the number of shares of Common Stock to which
the holders of such rights, options, warrants or convertible securities are
entitled and the price payable therefor.

        (e) In case the Company shall fix a record date for the making of a
distribution to holders of Common Stock (including any such distribution made in
connection with a consolidation or merger in which the Company is the continuing
corporation) of evidences of indebtedness, assets or other property (other than
dividends payable in Common Stock or rights, options or warrants referred to in,
and for which an adjustment is made pursuant to, Section 10(c) hereof), the
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such record date shall be determined by multiplying the Exercise Price in effect
immediately prior to such record date by a fraction, the numerator of which
shall be the Current Market Price Per Common Share on. such record date, less
the fair market value (determined as set forth in Section 10(b) hereof) of the
portion of the assets, other property or evidence of indebtedness so to be
distributed which is applicable to one share of Common Stock, and the
denominator of which shall be such Current Market Price Per Common j Share. Such
adjustments shall be made successively whenever such a record date is fixed; and
in the event that such distribution is not so made, the Exercise Price shall
again be adjusted to be the Exercise Price. which would then be in effect if
such record date had not been fixed.

        (f) For the purpose of any computation under Section 2, 9 or 10 hereof,
on any determination date the Current Market Price Per Common Share shall be
deemed to be the average (weighted by daily trading volume) of the Daily Prices
(as defined below) per share of the applicable class of Common Stock for the 20
consecutive trading days immediately prior to such date. "Daily Price" means
(A), the last reported sale price on such day on the National Market of the
National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Automated Quotation System
("NASDAQ"); (B) if the shares of such class of Common Stock then are not listed
and traded on the NASDAQ but are then and traded on the New York Stock Exchange,
Inc. ("NYSE"), the closing price of the principal trading session of such
exchange; (C) if the shares of such class of Common Stock then are not listed
and traded on the NASDAQ or NYSE, the closing price on such day as reported by
the principal national securities exchange on which the shares are listed and
traded; or (D) if the shares of such class of Common Stock then are not traded
on the markets referred to in clauses (A) - (C), the average of the highest
reported bid and lowest reported asked price on such in the over-the-counter
market as furnished by the NASDAQ or the National Quotation Bureau, Inc.. If on
any determination date the shares of such class of Common Stock are not quoted
by any such organization, the Current Market Price Per Common Share shall be the
fair market value of such shares on such determination date as determined by the
Board of Directors. If the Holder shall object to any determination by the Board
of Directors of the Current Market Price Per Common Share, the Current Market
Price Per Common Share shall be the fair market value per share of the
applicable class of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser
retained by the Company and reasonably acceptable to the Holder, the expense of
which shall be divided equally between the Company and the. requesting Holder.
For purposes of any computation under this Section 10, the number of shares of
Common Stock outstanding at any given time shall not include shares owned or
held by or for the account of the Company.

        (g) No adjustment in the Exercise Price shall be required unless such
adjustment would require an increase or decrease of at least one percent in such
price; provided that any adjustments which by reason of this subsection 10(g)
are not required to be made shall be carried forward and taken into account in
any subsequent adjustment. All calculations under this Section 10 shall be made
to the nearest one tenth of a cent or to the nearest hundredth of a share, as
the case may be.

        (h) In the event that, at any time as a result of the provisions of this
Section 10, the holder of this Wan-ant upon subsequent exercise shall become
entitled to receive any shares of capital stock of the, Company other than
Common Stock, the number of such other shares so receivable upon exercise of
this Wan-ant shall thereafter be subject to adjustment from time to time in a
manner and on terms as nearly equivalent as practicable to the provisions
contained herein.

        (i) Upon each adjustment of the Exercise Price as a result of the
calculations made in Section 10(a), (b), (e), (d) or (e) hereof, the number of
shares for which this Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to the making of
such adjustment shall thereafter evidence the right to purchase, at the adjusted
Exercise Price, that number of shares of Common Stock obtained by (i)
multiplying the number of shares covered by this Warrant immediately prior to
this adjustment of the number of shares by the Exercise Price in effect
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product so obtained by the Exercise Price in effect immediately after such
adjustment of the Exercise Price.

11. NOTICE OF ADJUSTMENTS. Whenever an adjustment to this Warrant is made
pursuant to Section 9, or 10, the Company shall promptly deliver to each Holder
a certificate executed by the chief financial officer of the Company setting
forth, in reasonable detail, the event requiring the adjustment and the method
by which such adjustment was calculated, specifying the number of shares of
common stock for which this Warrant is exercisable and (if such adjustment was
made pursuant to Section 9) describing the number and kind of any other shares
of stock or other securities or property for which this Warrant is exercisable,
and any change in the purchase price or prices thereof, after giving effect to
such adjustment or change. The Company shall keep at its office or agency
referred to in Section 1 copies of all such certificates and cause the same to
be available for inspection at said office during normal business hours by any
Holder or any prospective purchaser of a Warrant designated by a Holder thereof.

12. TRANSFERABILITY; COMPLIANCE WITH ACT

        (a) Prior to the Expiration Time and subject to compliance with
applicable laws, this Warrant and all rights hereunder are transferable by the
Holder hereof, in whole or in part. Any such transfer shall be made at the
office or agency of the Company referred to in Section 1 hereof in person, by
the Holder's duly authorized attorney, upon surrender or delivery by mail of
this Warrant together with the Assignment Form attached hereto properly
endorsed. Each transferee of all or a part of this Warrant in compliance with
the terms hereof shall be deemed a Holder as such term is used herein.

        (b) Each certificate representing the Warrant Stock or other securities
issued in respect of the Warrant Stock upon any stock split, stock dividend,
recapitalization, merger, consolidation or similar event which have not been
registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), shall be
stamped or otherwise imprinted with a legend substantially in the following form
(in addition to any legend required under applicable state securities laws):

        "These securities have not been registered under the Securities Act of
        1933, as amended (the "Act"), or any state securities laws. They may not
        be sold, offered for sale, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise
        transferred in the absence of a registration statement in effect with
        respect to the securities under such Act or unless sold pursuant to an
        exemption to the registration requirements of such Act."

13. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. The Company hereby represents and warrants
to the Holder hereof that:

        (a) during the period this Warrant is outstanding, the Company has and
will continue to reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock a
sufficient number of shares to provide for the issuance of Common Stock issuable
upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant;

        (b) the issuance of this Warrant shall constitute full authority to the
Company's officers who are charged with the duty of executing stock certificates
to execute and issue the necessary certificates for the shares of Warrant Stock
issuable upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant;

        (c) the Company is a corporation duly organized under the laws of the
State of Washington has all requisite corporate power and is qualified to
conduct its business as now conducted and has all requisite legal and corporate
power to execute and deliver this Warrant, to sell and issue the Warrant Stock
hereunder and to carry out and perform its obligations under the terms of this
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        (d) all corporate action on the part of the Company, its directors and
shareholders necessary for the authorization, execution, delivery and
performance of this Warrant by the Company, the authorization, sale, issuance
and delivery of the Warrant Stock and the performance of the Company's
obligations hereunder has been taken and the foregoing does not and will not
conflict with the Company's Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws or any
material agreement to which the Company is a party;

        (e) the Warrant Stock when issued in compliance with the provisions of
this Warrant, will be issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and free of all
taxes, liens, or encumbrances with respect to the issue thereof, and will be
issued in compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws;

        (f) the issuance of the Warrant Stock will not be subject to any
preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or similar rights; and

        (g) the authorized and outstanding capital stock, options and other
convertible securities of the Company and rights to acquire the foregoing are
all as disclosed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission as of the date hereof.

14. COOPERATION. The Company will not, by amendment of its Articles of
Incorporation or through any reorganization, recapitalization, transfer of
assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any
other action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the
terms to be observed or performed hereunder by the Company, but will at all
times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all the provisions of this
Warrant and in the taking of all such action as may be necessary or appropriate
in order to protect the rights of the Holder of the Warrant against impairment.

15. PIGGYBACK REGISTRATION.

        (a) If at any time or from time to time after the date hereof, the
Company shall determine to register any of its securities for its own account or
for the account of any other holder of Common Stock or other securities of the
Company other than a registration relating solely to employee benefit plans, or
a registration relating solely to a Rule 145 transaction, a transaction relating
solely to the sale of debt or convertible debt instruments or a registration on
any form (other than Form S-1, S-2 or S-3, or their successor forms) which does
not include substantially similar information as would be required to be
included in a registration statement covering the sale of Warrant Stock, the
Company will:

                (i) give to each Holder written notice thereof as soon as
practicable prior to filing the registration statement; and

                (ii) include in such registration and in any underwriting
involved therein, all the Warrant Stock specified in a written request or
requests, made within 20 days after receipt of such written notice from the
Company, by any Holder or Holders, except as set forth in subsection (b) below.

        (b) If the registration is for a registered public offering involving an
underwriting, the Company shall so advise the Holders as a part of the written
notice given pursuant to subsection 15(a)(i). In such event. the right of any
Holder to registration pursuant to Section 15 shall be conditioned upon such
Holder's participation in such underwriting and the inclusion of such Holder's
stock in the underwriting to the extent provided herein. All Holders proposing
to distribute their securities through such underwriting shall (together with
the Company and the other holders distributing their securities through such
underwriting) enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the
underwriter or underwriters selected for such underwriting by the Company.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 15, if the managing
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be evidenced in writing to the Holder) that the total number of securities which
the Company intends to include in such offering is so large as to adversely
affect the success of such offering, including the price at which such
securities can be sold, the managing underwriter may limit the number of shares
of Warrant Stock to be included in the registration and underwriting to not less
than twenty percent (20%) of the total number of securities to be included in
the registration and underwriting. The Company shall so advise all Holders and
the other holders distributing their securities through such underwriting
pursuant to piggyback registration rights similar to this Section 15, and,
subject to the limitation in the preceding sentence, the number of shares of
stock and other securities that may be included in the registration and
underwriting shall be allocated among all holders in proportion, as nearly as
practicable, to the respective amounts of stock, or other registrable
securities, held by such holders at the time of filing the registration
statement. If any Holder disapproves of the terms of any such underwriting, such
Holder may elect to withdraw therefrom by written notice to the Company and the
managing underwriter. Any shares of Company stock excluded or withdrawn from
such underwriting shall be withdrawn from such registration.

        (c) In addition to the fees and expenses contemplated by subsection
15(d) hereof, all expenses incurred in connection with registrations pursuant to
Section 15 hereof, including without limitation all registration, filing and
qualification fees, printing expenses, fees and disbursements of counsel for the
Company and expenses of any special audits of the Company's financial statements
incidental to or required by such registration, shall be borne by the Company,
except that the Company shall not be required to pay underwriters' fees,
discounts or commissions relating to stock or fees of a separate legal counsel
of a Holder.

        (d) In the case of each registration effected by the Company pursuant to
this Section 15, the Company will keep each Holder participating therein advised
in writing as to the initiation of each registration, the effectiveness thereof
and as to the completion thereof. At its expense the Company will:

                (i) keep such registration effective for a reasonable period as
necessary to permit the Holder or Holders to complete the distribution described
in the registration statement relating thereto;

                (ii) promptly prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "Commission") such amendments and supplements to such
registration statement and the prospectus used in connection therewith as may be
necessary to comply with the provisions of the Act, to keep such registration
statement effective for that period of time specified in subsection 15(d)(i)
above and comply with all applicable securities laws and regulations;

                (iii) furnish such number of prospectuses and other documents
incident thereto as a Holder from time to time may reasonably request;

                (iv) use reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal of any
order suspending the effectiveness of a registration statement, or the lifting
of any suspension of the qualification of any of the Warrant Stock for sale in
any jurisdiction, at the earliest practical moment;

                (v) register or qualify such stock for offer and sale under the
securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as any Holder or underwriter
reasonably requires, and keep such registration or qualification effective
during the period set forth in subsection 15(d)(i) above;

                (vi) cause all stock covered by such registrations to be listed
on each securities exchange, including Nasdaq, on which similar securities
issued by the Company are then listed or, if no such listing exists, use
reasonable efforts to list all stock on one of the New YORK STOCK Exchange, the
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                (vii) cause its accountants to issue to the underwriter, if any,
or the Holders, if there is no underwriter, comfort letters and updates thereof,
in customary form and covering matters of the type customarily covered in such
letters with respect to underwritten offerings;

                (viii) enter into such customary agreements (including
underwriting agreements in customary form) and take all such other actions as
the Holders of a majority of the stock being sold or the underwriters, if any,
reasonably, request in order to expedite or facilitate the disposition of such
stock (including, without limitation, effecting a stock split or a combination
of shares);

                (ix) make available for inspection by any seller of stock, any
underwriter participating in any disposition pursuant to such registration
statement, and any attorney, accountant or other agent retained by any such
seller or underwriter, all financial and other records, pertinent corporate
documents and properties of the Company, and cause the Company's officers,
directors, employees and independent accountants to supply all information
reasonably requested by any such seller; underwriter, attorney, accountant or
agent in connection with such registration statement;

                (x) notify each Holder, at any time a prospectus covered by such
registration statement is required to be delivered under the Act, of the
happening of any event of which it has knowledge as a result of which the
prospectus included in such registration statement, as then in effect, includes
an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact
required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not
misleading in the light of the circumstances then existing; and

                (xi) take such other actions as shall be reasonably requested by
any Holder.

        (e) In the event of a registration of any of the stock under the Act,
the Company will indemnify and hold harmless each Holder of such stock
thereunder, each of its officers, directors and employees, each underwriter of
such stock thereunder and each other person, if any, who controls such Holder or
underwriter within the meaning of the Act, against any losses, claims, damages
or liabilities, joint or several, to which such Holder, underwriter or
controlling person may become subject under the Act or otherwise, insofar as
such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof)
arise out of or are based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement
of any material fact contained in any registration statement under which such
stock were registered under the Act, any final prospectus contained therein, or
any amendment or supplement thereof, or arise out of or are based upon the
omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be
stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, or
any violation by the Company of any rule or regulation promulgated under the Act
or any state securities law applicable to the Company and relating to action or
inaction required of the Company in connection with any such registration, and
will reimburse each such Holder, each of its officers, directors and employees,
and each person controlling such Holder, each such underwriter and each person
who controls any such underwriter, for any reasonable legal and any other
expenses incurred in connection with investigating, defending or settling any
such claim, loss, damage, liability or action, provided that the Company will
not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such claim, loss, damage
or liability arises out of or is based on any untrue statement or omission based
upon information furnished in writing to the Company by such Holder specifically
for use therein.

        (f) Each Holder will, if stock held by or issuable to such Holder are
included in the securities as to which such registration is being effected, (x)
indemnify and hold harmless the Company, each of its directors and officers,
each underwriter, if any, of the Company's securities covered by such a
registration statement, each person who controls the Company and each
underwriter within the meaning of the Act, and each other such holder, each of
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holder, against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and liabilities (or
actions in respect thereof) arising out of or based on any untrue statement (or
alleged untrue statement) of a material fact contained in any such registration
statement, or any omission (or alleged omission) to state therein a material
fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein
not misleading, and (y) will reimburse the Company, such holders, such
directors, officers, partners, persons or underwriters for any reasonable legal
or any other expenses incurred in connection with investigating, defending or
settling any such claim, loss, damage, liability or action, in the case of both
(x) and (y) to the extent, but only to the extent, that (i) such untrue
statement (or alleged untrue statement) or omission (or alleged omission) is
made in such registration statement, in reliance upon and in conformity with
information furnished to the Company in writing by such Holder specifically for
use therein and (ii) such indemnification and reimbursement amounts under this
Section 15(f) do not exceed in the aggregate an amount equal to the net proceeds
to the Holder of the sale of the stock.

        (g) Each party entitled to indemnification under this Section 15 (the
"Indemnified Party") shall give notice to the party required to provide
indemnification (the "Indemnifying Party") promptly after such Indemnified Party
has actual knowledge of any claims as to which indemnity may be sought, and
shall permit the Indemnifying Party to assume the defense of any such claim or
any litigation resulting therefrom, provided that counsel for the Indemnifying
Party, who shall conduct the defense of such claim or litigation, shall be
approved by the Indemnified Party (whose approval shall not be unreasonably
withheld), and the Indemnified Party may participate in such defense at such
party's expense, and provided further that the failure of any Indemnified Party
to give notice as provided herein shall not relieve the Indemnifying Party of
its obligations hereunder, unless such failure resulted in actual detriment to
the Indemnifying Party and then only to the extent of such detriment,. No
Indemnifying Party, in the defense of any such claim or litigation, shall,
except with the consent of each Indemnified Party, consent to entry of any
judgment or enter into any settlement which does not include as an unconditional
term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such indemnified party
of a release from all liability in respect of such claim or litigation.

        (h) Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that the provisions on
indemnification contained in the underwriting agreements entered into among the
selling Holders, the Company and the underwriters in connection with the
underwritten public offering are in conflict with the foregoing provisions, the
provisions in the underwriting agreement shall be controlling as to the Warrant
Stock included in the public offering.

        (i) Except as provided in Section 15(h), the indemnification provided by
this Section 15 shall be a continuing right to indemnification and shall survive
the registration and sale of any securities by any person entitled to
indemnification hereunder and the expiration or termination of this Agreement.

        (j) The Holder or Holders of stock included in any registration shall
promptly furnish to the Company such information regarding such Holder or
Holders and the distribution proposed by such Holder or Holders as the Company
may request in writing and as shall be required in connection with any
registration referred to herein.

        (k) With a view to making available to Holders of Warrant Stock the
benefits of certain rules and regulations of the Commission which may permit the
sale of the Warrant Stock to the public without registration, the Company agrees
to:

                (i) make and keep public information available, as those terms
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                (ii) use its best efforts to file with the Commission in a
timely manner all reports and other documents required of the Company under the
Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

        (l) The rights to cause the Company to register Warrant Stock of a
Holder and the other rights under this Section 15 may be assigned by a Holder to
a transferee or assignee who receives at least 50,000 shares of stock (or a
portion of this Warrant with respect to such amount of Warrant Stock) (as
adjusted pursuant to Section 9 or 10); provided, that the Company is given
written notice by the Holder at the time of or within a reasonable time after
said transfer, stating the name and address of said transferee or assignee and
identifying the securities with respect to which such registration rights are
being assigned.

        (m) The rights of any particular Holder to cause the Company to register
securities under this Section 15 shall terminate with respect to such Holder at
such time as such Holder is able to dispose in the public securities markets of
all of its Warrant Stock in one three-month period pursuant to the provisions of
Rule 144. In addition, all rights of any particular Holder under this Agreement
shall terminate at 5:00 P.M. Pacific time on the date three (3) years after the
date this Warrant is fully exercised or converted.

16. NOTICES. All notices and communications to be given or made under this
Warrant shall be in writing and delivered by hand-delivery, registered first
class mail (return receipt requested), facsimile, or air courier guaranteeing
overnight delivery, addressed as follows, or to such other person or address as
the party named below may designate by notice:

        (a) If to any Holder or holder of Warrant Stock, at its last known
address appearing on the books of Company maintained for such purpose.

        (b) If to Company at the address as referred to in Section 1 hereof.
Each such notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly given
or served on the date on which personally delivered, with receipt acknowledged,
telecopied and confirmed by telecopy answerback, or three business days after
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17. GOVERNING LAW. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of Washington.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed
by its duly authorized officer.


Dated: April 20, 2000                        ARIS CORPORATION
                                             a Washington corporation,


                                             By /s/ PAUL Y. SONG,
                                                -------------------------------
                                                Paul Y. Song,
                                                Chief Executive Officer
                                                Aris Corporation
                                                2229 112th Avenue NE
                                                Bellevue, Washington 98004
                                                Facsimile: (425) 372-2750


ACCEPTED:

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPA

By: /s/ MARK MASTRIANNI
   -------------------------------
Name:  Mark Mastrianni
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Title: Mgr, Technology
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                               NOTICE OF EXERCISE


To: ARIS CORPORATION

        (1) The undersigned hereby elects to purchase shares of common stock (or
equivalent capital stock, however designated) of ARIS Corporation pursuant to
the terms of the attached Warrant, and tenders herewith payment of the purchase
price in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

        (2) Please issue a certificate or certificates representing said shares
in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:


        ---------------------------------
        (Name)

        ---------------------------------
        (Address)


        (3) The undersigned represents that the aforesaid shares are being
acquired for the account of the undersigned for investment and not with a view
to, or for resale in connection with, the distribution thereof and that the
undersigned has no present intention of distributing or reselling such shares.



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                              NOTICE OF CONVERSION


To: ARIS CORPORATION


        (1) The undersigned hereby elects to convert the attached Warrant into
such number of shares of ARIS Corporation as is determined pursuant to such
Warrant, which conversion shall be effected pursuant to the terms of the
attached Warrant.

        (2) Please issue a certificate or certificates representing said shares
in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:

        ---------------------------------
        (Name)

        ---------------------------------
        (Address)

        (3) The undersigned represents that the aforesaid shares are being
acquired for the account of the undersigned for investment and not with a view
to, or for resale in connection with, the distribution thereof and that the
undersigned has no present intention of distributing or reselling such shares.



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         (Date)                                             (Signature)



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                                 ASSIGNMENT FORM


     (To assign the foregoing Warrant, execute this form and supply required
             information. Do not use this form to purchase shares.)


        FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the foregoing Warrant and all rights evidenced
thereby are hereby assigned to


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whose address is
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                              Dated:
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                              Holder's Signature:
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                              Holder's Address:
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Guaranteed Signature:
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NOTE: The signature to this Assignment Form must correspond with the name as it
appears on the face of the Warrant, without alteration or enlargement or any
change whatever, and must be guaranteed by a bank or trust company. Officers of
corporations and those acting in a fiduciary or other representative capacity
should file proper evidence of authority to assign the foregoing Warrant.



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Source: OneCLE Business Contracts.