DATA DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT


      This DATA DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") dated the 17th day of
May, 2001, by and between Instinet Global Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation
located at 3 Times Square, New York, New York 10036 ("Instinet"), and Reuters
America Inc., a Delaware corporation with offices at 3 Times Square, New York,
New York 10036 ("Reuters") (Instinet and Reuters are sometimes referred to
individually as a "Party" and jointly as the "Parties").

      WHEREAS, Instinet has developed certain proprietary data relevant to the
financial industry and is the owner of such data and/or has certain proprietary
rights in such data; and

      WHEREAS, Reuters desires to obtain a limited exclusive right and license
to use, market and distribute Instinet's proprietary data to its authorized
subscribers and on the Reuters Site (as defined below); and

      WHEREAS, Instinet and Reuters desire that Instinet provide its proprietary
data to Reuters in exchange for the branding described in this Agreement.

      NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein
and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which
are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1.    DEFINITIONS

AFFILIATE, with respect to any Person, shall mean any other Person directly or
indirectly Controlling, Controlled by or under common Control with, such Person.

AUTHORIZED SUBSCRIBER shall mean a Person who receives any Reuters Service under
a valid subscription or trial agreement with a member of the Reuters Group.

CLICK-THROUGH shall mean a visible graphic or textual indication located within
the Reuters Site which, when explicitly selected by a user, results in the
presentation within the user's browser window of the Instinet.com website, the
Instinet.net website or any other successor Instinet web site. Such presentation
may be either in the current browser window or in a new browser window, at the
sole discretion of Reuters.

CONTROL over a Person shall mean possession, directly or indirectly, of the
power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such
Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or partnership
interests, representation on its board of directors or similar governing body,
by contract or otherwise.

DATA shall mean only the Instinet security and market-based proprietary
information and content described in Exhibit A.
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DATA SET shall mean any of the categories of Data described in Exhibit A (e.g.,
Top of Book Data, Last Sale Data, Full Book Data, Most Actives), and any other
category of Data delivered to Reuters pursuant to this Agreement.

DELIVERY SYSTEM shall mean the method(s) by which Instinet delivers the Data to
the Reuters Group, as set forth and more fully described in Exhibit B.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OR ECN shall mean an any electronic system
that widely disseminates to third parties orders entered therein by an exchange
market maker or OTC market maker, and permits such orders to be executed against
in whole or in part.

INSTINET COMPETITOR shall mean any of the entities whose names are set forth on
Exhibit E. Exhibit E may be amended from time to time in Instinet's reasonable
discretion by written notice to Reuters.

INSTINET MARKS shall mean all trademarks, service marks, logos and other
distinctive brand features of Instinet, including, without limitation, the
trademarks, service marks and logos described in Exhibit F.

INSTINET MATADOR LOGO shall mean the logo as depicted below or any future logo
that Instinet may designate to replace the current logo. In the event that
Instinet modifies its logo, Reuters will adopt the new logo within thirty (30)
days after its receipt of written notice from Instinet.


[INSTINET MATADOR LOGO]


INSTINET SUBSCRIBER shall mean any entity approved by Instinet to obtain access
to Instinet's securities order entry and trade reporting services or analytic
services that include the Data.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY shall mean: 1) trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans,
brand names, domain names, certification marks, trade dress, trade names, words,
symbols and other indications of origin and the goodwill associated therewith;
and all registrations of and renewals or extensions of the foregoing; 2)
software; original works of authorship, copyrights and all renewals and
translations thereof and any moral rights relating thereto; and 3) patents,
utility models, industrial designs, inventors' certificates and inventions.

MARKET DATA VENDOR shall mean any of the entities whose names are set forth on
Exhibit G. Exhibit G may be amended from time to time in Reuters reasonable
discretion by written notice to Instinet.


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PERSON shall mean any natural person, corporation, partnership, limited
liability company, firm, joint venture, association, joint-stock company, trust,
unincorporated organization, governmental body, or other entity.

REUTERS GROUP shall mean, at any time, Reuters and all Affiliates of Reuters
Group PLC and their respective successors and assigns that are engaged in the
supply of Data to Authorized Subscribers or over the Reuters Site.

REUTERS SERVICE shall mean any Reuters product or service (including news, data
and other information, whether real-time or historical, as well as software and
consulting services) provided from time to time by the Reuters Group.

REUTERS SITE shall collectively refer to reuters.com, any subsite within
reuters.com (such as finance.reuters.com), any related non-US websites (such as
finanzen.reuters.de and reuters.co.uk) and any other website that is from time
to time owned and operated by the Reuters Group; provided, however, that any
non-US websites contain the following language:

      The displayed information does not constitute investment advice or a
      proposal to buy or sell securities. Instinet makes no representations
      about the accuracy or timeliness of the displayed information.

RTTS shall mean the Instinet real-time trading system which allows clients to
enter orders on-screen to trade with fund managers, brokers, market makers, and
exchange specialists around the world, to see live orders coming through
Instinet and to negotiate or execute any order electronically, and shall include
any successor system thereto.

2.    GRANT OF LICENSE

2.1 License to Data. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, Instinet hereby
grants to Reuters on behalf of the Reuters Group, and Reuters on behalf of the
Reuters Group hereby accepts from Instinet for the term of this Agreement, a
limited exclusive (subject to Paragraph 2.8), non-transferable, worldwide
license during the term of this Agreement to:

      (a)   use, copy, compile, collect, input, store, distribute and otherwise
            market the Data (i) in conjunction with or as part of any Reuters
            Service for provision to Authorized Subscribers, or (ii) on the
            Reuters Site; provided, however, that Reuters may only distribute
            Data with all of the other Data included in the relevant Data Set,
            except that (x) this proviso shall not apply to stored Data and (y)
            in the case of Full Book Data, Reuters shall be permitted to limit
            its display to the top ten prices on the relevant security if
            necessary due to capacity constraints.

      (b)   adapt, translate and modify the format of the Data for the sole
            purpose of distributing the Data as part of a Reuters Service for
            provision to Authorized Subscribers or on the Reuters Site; provided
            that such


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            adaptation, translation or modification does not alter, modify or
            materially delay the content or meaning of the Data. Reuters shall
            at a minimum, include the best price at any given time on all
            composite ECN and broker-dealer data displays, where such best price
            at any given time is applicable and relevant to such display,
            subject to technical feasibility in the case of the Reuters Site;
            and

      (c)   create the following derivative works based on the Data or any Data
            Set, provided that Instinet shall not have any liability for such
            derivative works or calculations:

            (i)   high, low, year high, year low, 52 week rolling high and low,
                  price earnings ratio and yield volume calculations;

            (ii)  any ECN index provided that (A) such index also includes
                  similar data from at least three (3) other ECNs, at least two
                  (2) of which are each ranked as one of the top three (3) ECNs
                  according to the most recently published ranking in the Tower
                  Group Report at the time the index is created, or (B) four
                  other ECNs, each of which is ranked as one of the top seven
                  (7) ECNs according to the most recently published ranking in
                  the Tower Group Report at the time the index is created;

            (iii) most actives by volume and most actives by number of trades;

            (iv)  money flow; and

            (v)   Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP).

      Reuters understands and agrees that, without Instinet's prior written
      consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed),
      Reuters may not create any derivative work based on the Data or any Data
      Set, or include any Data or any Data Set in any derivative work, except as
      specifically provided in this Section 2.1(c), or refer to Instinet as a
      contributor to any derivative work except for a derivative work permitted
      by this Section 2.1(c).

2.2 License to Instinet Marks. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof,
Instinet hereby grants to Reuters on behalf of the Reuters Group a
non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce and display the
Instinet Marks (i) in connection with the presentation of the Data and (ii) in
connection with the marketing and promotion of the Data solely as part of any
Reuters Service or on the Reuters Site.

2.3 No Redistribution by Authorized Subscribers. The Parties understand that
Reuters permits Authorized Subscribers to certain Reuters Services (such as
Reuters Investor and certain media products) to redistribute the information and
data which is part of that Reuters Service to unrelated third parties. Reuters
agrees to obtain Instinet's prior written consent to include the Data in any
such Reuters Service. Should Instinet in its


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sole discretion, provide such consent to Reuters, Instinet may opt, in its sole
discretion, to require a separate agreement and/or direct relationship with such
Authorized Subscribers. Nothing contained in this Section 2.3 shall be deemed to
restrict the ability of any Authorized Subscriber to distribute information and
data included in any Reuters Service within its organization, including to its
majority-owned subsidiaries, in accordance with such Authorized Subscriber's
subscription agreement in effect at the time

2.4 Attribution to Instinet. Reuters shall use commercially reasonable efforts
to ensure that, where technically feasible, attribution to Instinet shall appear
in a prominent position on the first display of the non-archived Data on Reuters
privately operated telecommunications network, and that such attribution shall
include one or more of the following attribution ("Instinet Attribution") in
Reuters sole discretion: (i) the name "Instinet" in its entirety, (ii) the
Instinet Matador Logo or (iii) a three letter symbol approved in writing by
Instinet; provided, however, that in the case of elementized Data, such
attribution shall be deemed to be satisfied if the full quote display for the
Data, as presented by the Reuters Group to Authorized Subscribers, includes the
Instinet Attribution referred to in subclause (iii) above. In all cases,
Instinet Attribution shall be at least as favorable, with regard to placement,
ease of access by Authorized Subscribers and style of attribution, as
attribution to any Instinet Competitor. Instinet shall have the right to approve
in advance the language for any attribution made pursuant to this Section 2.4,
which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

2.5 Most Favoured Nations. During the term of this Agreement, within thirty (30)
days of execution of an agreement for Instinet to provide to a third party which
is not an Instinet Subscriber (acting in its capacity as an Instinet Subscriber
) (i) any Data on terms more favorable than contained herein (including with
respect to redistribution rights and frequency of updates), or (ii) any other
equity data, Instinet shall offer, by providing written notice to the Director
of Content of Reuters, the right to license the same content under the same
terms and conditions as agreed by Instinet and such third party. In the event
that Reuters becomes aware that an Instinet Subscriber not acting in its
capacity as an Instinet Subscriber has the right to license any Data on more
favorable terms and/or any other equity data, Reuters shall advise Instinet and
the Parties shall work together to determine whether such offering is subject to
this Section 2.5. This Section 2.5 shall not apply to any access to any third
party if and to the extent that such access is mandated by any regulatory
authority of competent jurisdiction.

2.6 Instinet Branding. Reuters shall comply with the applicable branding
requirements set forth in Exhibits C and D whenever the Data is displayed on the
Reuters Site.

2.7 Restricted Access. Reuters agrees that during the term of this Agreement,
the Reuters Group will not distribute any Data or Data Set to any Instinet
Competitor unless such Instinet Competitor has a signed agreement to receive
such Data or Data Set with Instinet, as confirmed by Instinet in its sole
discretion. The Parties agree that if an existing Authorized Subscriber becomes
or is determined by Instinet to be an Instinet Competitor, Reuters shall
terminate distribution of the Data to that Authorized Subscriber as soon as
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, Instinet understands and agrees that Reuters
cannot prohibit access, on a technological basis, to historically archived data
to any Authorized Subscriber, where "historically archived" means Data which has
been stored for more than 12 hours after receipt by Reuters. Should Reuters
become able to prohibit access to historically archived data to Authorized
Subscribers, the restrictions in this Section 2.7 shall apply. The restrictions
set forth in this Section 2.7 shall not apply to any Data or Data Set
distributed or otherwise accessible on the Reuters Site.

2.8 Limited Exclusive. For the term of this Agreement, Instinet shall not
provide the Data to any Market Data Vendor without the prior written consent of
Reuters or intentionally permit any Person to redistribute the Data to any
Market Data Vendor. For purposes of this Section 2.8, the term Market Data
Vendor specifically excludes any Instinet Subscriber acting in its capacity as
an Instinet Subscriber. This Section 2.8 shall not apply to any access to any
third party if and to the extent such access is mandated by any regulatory
authority of competent jurisdiction. Nothing contained in this Section 2.8 shall
restrict Instinet from permitting any Instinet Subscriber (acting in its
capacity as such) to access the Data through the order management, front end or
other trading system operated by any third party (including a Market Data
Vendor) provided that (i) the Data or Data Set is delivered directly to the
Instinet Subscriber (and not to the Market Data Vendor) for integration into
such Market Data Vendor's system, and (ii) the Market Data Vendor agrees with
Instinet in writing not to access or use the Instinet services which may contain
the Data for any other purpose.

2.9 Joint Marketing Policy Committee; Relationship Manager. Instinet and Reuters
agree to appoint at least one person each to a Joint Marketing Policy Committee.
Instinet shall notify the Joint Marketing Policy Committee of its intent to
provide the Data to any entity other than an Instinet Subscriber. Upon the
specific request of Instinet, the Joint Marketing Policy Committee shall provide
advice to Instinet regarding similar arrangements that Reuters may have entered
into. The Joint Marketing Policy Committee shall not in any way delay or
interfere with any data relationship in which Instinet chooses to enter into,
other than relationships with Market Data Vendors as provided herein. In
addition, the Parties shall each appoint a Relationship Manager, whose duties
shall include, among other things, acting as the single point of contact with
Reuters for, among other things, the various approvals required regarding
Reuters redistribution of the Data. The Relationship Manager shall be the person
listed in Section 14.2 (Notices) herein and may be changed from time to time by
the appointing Party upon notice to the other.

2.10 Consideration. In consideration of the license granted hereunder wherein
Instinet agrees to provide the Data set forth in Exhibit A, Reuters agrees to
provide branding, hypertext links and Click-throughs on the Reuters Site as
described in Exhibit C and elsewhere in this Agreement. The Parties agree that
if in the future (i) there is an Instinet retail brokerage website, then the
Reuters Site will provide hypertext links and Click-throughs to such Instinet
retail brokerage website (A) as set forth on Exhibits C and D, if such website
first becomes operational within 18 months of the date of this Agreement, or (B)
as are substantially similar to the hypertext links and click-throughs that the
Reuters Site provides to other retail brokerage sites, if such Instinet website
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operational more than 18 months after the date of this Agreement, and (ii) the
Reuters Site provides hypertext links and/or click-throughs to the corporate
websites of any ECNs or broker-dealers, then the Reuters Site will provide
substantially similar hypertext links and/or click-throughs to Instinet's
corporate website.

2.11 Compliance with Regulatory Agencies. In the event that either party is
advised, directed or instructed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or
any other regulatory agency (foreign or domestic) having authority over either
party, that performance under this Agreement is in violation of any applicable
law, rule or regulation, either party shall have the unencumbered right to
immediately cease such performance which is allegedly resulting in the violation
(including, without limitation, immediately halting the display of certain
Data), and shall provide written notice to the other party promptly thereafter.
Any failure to perform under this Agreement by either party in accordance with
this Section 2.11 shall not be considered a breach of the Agreement.

2.12 Instinet Access to Data. The Parties understand and agree that Instinet
shall in all cases be entitled to access, redistribute, or use in any manner any
Data and/or Data Set contained in any Reuters Service to which Instinet is an
Authorized Subscriber.

2.13 Certification of Compliance. On the first business day of each May and
November during the term of this Agreement (or such other time upon Instinet's
reasonable request in order for Instinet to comply with any regulation, order or
other request of any regulatory authority of competent jurisdiction), Reuters
will provide a report to Instinet certifying as to its compliance with the
provisions of Section 2.7. The report shall be directed to the attention of the
Instinet Relationship Manager.

3.    UPDATES; DELIVERY SYSTEM; SUPPORT

3.1 Updates to Data, Frequency. Instinet shall provide the Data to Reuters in
the format and frequency described in Exhibit A. Instinet may amend, change,
modify and/or reformat the Data and/or change the frequency from time to time in
its sole discretion, upon not less than 90 days' prior notice to Reuters (unless
the giving of such notice is not possible due to regulatory reasons or system
problems, in which case Instinet will give Reuters as much notice as is
possible), provided that in the event of a substantial change in the Data and/or
frequency objected to in good faith by Reuters, if the Parties cannot come to
mutual agreement regarding such changes, Reuters shall have the right to
terminate the Agreement upon 30 days written notice to Instinet. Reuters and
Instinet will negotiate in good faith any additional equity data and/or a
different frequency that Reuters seeks to license from Instinet.

3.2 Delivery System. Reuters shall be responsible for any and all costs and
expenses incurred in the development and testing of an interface to the Delivery
System, as defined in Exhibit B. Reuters shall test the Delivery System with
Instinet until Instinet, in its reasonable discretion, has certified Reuters for
connection to the Delivery System, provision, quality, accuracy and timeliness
of the Data and correctness. Reuters shall be responsible for all costs
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not limited to the set up and maintenance costs of any data lines (e.g., two T1
lines) and routers. Reuters and Instinet may agree on an alternative delivery
system for provision of the Data to the Reuters Site.

3.3 Upgrades to Delivery System. Instinet may upgrade and/or alter the Delivery
System, in its reasonable discretion, from time to time during the term of this
Agreement. As promptly as practicable, Instinet shall notify Reuters of such
upgrade and/or alteration, provide to Reuters revised specifications reflecting
such upgrade and/or alteration and consult with Reuters regarding the same, and
Reuters shall implement any such upgrade and/or alteration as promptly as
practicable or as otherwise mutually agreed, but in no event will Instinet be
delayed in providing such upgrade to Instinet Subscribers.

3.4 Support; Notice of Errors. Instinet shall make available a reasonable number
of support personnel to assist Reuters with questions or problems regarding the
Data and Delivery System during normal business hours. Reuters agrees to notify
Instinet promptly of any error, omission or delay in the Data or problem with
the Delivery System. Instinet shall use commercially reasonable efforts to
correct any error, omission or delay in the Data and any problem with the
Delivery System as soon as possible. Reuters agrees to display and transmit an
appropriate notice regarding errors, omissions or delays to the Data as promptly
as practicable after Instinet's reasonable request to do so.

3.5 Monitoring of Data. Reuters shall provide Instinet, at no charge, with one
access to those Reuters Services necessary to view the Data and Data Sets (but
not any other Reuters Services), for the exclusive purpose of and only to the
extent necessary to monitor the Data and Data Sets, including the accuracy and
timeliness of the Data and Data Sets. Instinet shall be responsible for all
telecommunications and network charges relating to the access provided pursuant
to this Section 3.5.

4.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

4.1   Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights. As between Instinet and
Reuters,

      (a)   Instinet shall retain ownership of the Data and Data Sets, including
            all Intellectual Property rights subsisting in or relating to the
            Data and Data Sets (subject to Reuters rights under Section 2);

      (b)   the Reuters Group shall own all Intellectual Property rights
            subsisting in or relating to the process of including the Data
            and/or the Data Sets in a Reuters Service or on the Reuters Site
            (but not the Data or Data Sets themselves), including search,
            navigation and the form of presentation relating to the Data and/or
            Data Sets and to any collection or compilation in which the Data,
            Data Sets and/or any part thereof is included or any other work
            which is created by or on behalf of the Reuters Group;


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      (c)   all goodwill arising from the provision of any Reuters Service
            (whether or not containing any Data), including goodwill arising
            from the use of any words, logos or devices (other than the Instinet
            Marks), shall inure to the benefit of the Reuters Group; and

      (d)   all goodwill arising from the use of the Instinet Marks shall inure
            to the benefit of Instinet.

4.2 Other Intellectual Property Provisions. Except for the licenses granted
pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.2, nothing herein shall be construed as an
assignment or grant to the Reuters Group of any Intellectual Property owned by
Instinet. Use of any Instinet Mark shall inure to the benefit of Instinet.
Reuters will not knowingly adopt any marks that are confusingly similar to the
Instinet Marks. If either Party becomes aware of any infringement of any
Intellectual Property rights relating to the Data or any Data Set, then such
Party will so notify the other Party in writing and the Parties will use their
reasonable commercial efforts to cooperate in addressing such infringement.

5.    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING APPROVAL

5.1 Public Announcements. The Parties will cooperate to create any and all
appropriate public announcements relating to the relationship set forth in this
Agreement. Neither Party shall make any public announcement regarding the
existence or content of this Agreement without the other Party's prior written
approval and consent, which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

5.2 Marketing and Advertising Approval. Reuters shall submit to Instinet, for
prior approval, all advertising, and other material on which the Instinet mark
or Data appears or is intended to be used in relation to the content. Such
advertising and other material shall be sent to the attention of Calvin
Mitchell, Senior Vice President of External Communications, Three Times Square,
New York, New York 10036 or other person so designated by Instinet from time to
time. Instinet agrees to examine such material as promptly as feasible. If
Reuters has not yet been notified of an adverse examination within ten (10)
business days after dispatch of the material to Instinet, such material shall be
deemed satisfactory (for purposes of this subparagraph "dispatch" shall mean
facsimile delivery, overnight courier delivery or mailed - air mail, postage
prepaid). Should Instinet notify Reuters that any of the material is
unacceptable, Reuters undertakes to amend to the satisfaction of Instinet such
material not approved by Instinet. Final approval will be granted based on
Instinet's receipt of final hard copy version of any marketing and advertising
material and subsequent review. Without detracting from the generality of the
foregoing, the marketing legends for use in association with the licensed
content which Instinet considers appropriate in the circumstances would read as
follows:

            This information is provided by Instinet, a subsidiary of Reuters.
            For further information, please contact Instinet at
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            INSTINET and the Instinet Logo are service marks of Instinet
            Corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.

5.3 Notices. All notices for approval pursuant to this provision shall be in
accordance with Section 14.2 herein and shall be sent to the address listed in
Section 14.2 hereof.

6.    CONFIDENTIALITY

6.1 Provision of Confidential Matter. During the term of this Agreement, the
Parties may provide and/or disclose to each other certain information, which may
be written or oral, that the Parties, their respective affiliates or their
customers deem confidential and proprietary (including know how and trade
secrets), whether or not such information is labeled as confidential or
proprietary at the time it is provided or disclosed ("Confidential Matter").
Confidential Matter also shall include information relating to third party
vendors or information that is proprietary to the disclosing Party's customers
or Affiliates. (The Party providing Confidential Matter is referred to in this
Section 6 as the "Providing Party," and the Party receiving Confidential Matter
is referred to in this Section 6 as the "Receiving Party").

For purposes of this Agreement, Confidential Matter shall not include (a)
information that was in the Receiving Party's possession, without restriction,
prior to its disclosure to the Receiving Party by the Providing Party, (b)
information that lawfully enters the public domain without violation of this
Section 6 by the Receiving Party, (c) information that the Receiving Party
lawfully receives from a third party without restriction and without violation
of any duty of confidentiality owed to the Providing Party, and (d) information
that is independently developed by the Receiving Party without use of or
reference to the Confidential Matter.

6.2 Non-Disclosure. Except (i) as set forth in Section 6.4, and (ii) as may be
required by law or any regulatory body or court (but only after compliance with
Section 6.6), the Receiving Party shall maintain as confidential and shall not
disclose Confidential Matter in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to any
other individual, firm, corporation or government authority.

6.3 Use of Confidential Matter. Following the receipt of Confidential Matter,
the Receiving Party shall (i) use at least the same degree of care, but in no
event less than reasonable care, to protect such Confidential Matter as the
Receiving Party uses with respect to its own confidential and proprietary
information; and (ii) use such Confidential Matter only to fulfill its
obligations under this Agreement and only in accordance with the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.

6.4 Representatives of the Receiving Party. Notwithstanding the restrictions set
forth in Section 6.2, the Receiving Party may furnish the Confidential Matter to
any of its directors, officers and employees (collectively, "Representatives")
who need to know such information for the purposes set forth in Section 6.3;
provided, however, that such Representatives are instructed to keep such
information confidential in accordance with this Section 6. The Receiving Party
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by any of its Representatives and agrees, at its sole expense, to take all
reasonable measures (including but not limited to court proceedings) to restrain
its Representatives from prohibited or unauthorized disclosure or use of any
Confidential Matter.

6.5 No Other Rights. Nothing contained in this Section 6 shall be construed as
granting or conferring any rights by license or otherwise to the Receiving Party
in any Providing Party's Confidential Matter.

6.6 Required Disclosure. If a Receiving Party is requested or required in any
judicial or administrative proceeding or by any regulatory body or court to
disclose any Confidential Matter, such Receiving Party shall (i) use its
reasonable efforts to give the Providing Party prompt notice of such request so
that it may seek an appropriate protective order or other remedy and (ii)
consult with the Providing Party as to the advisability of taking legally
available steps to resist or narrow such request or requirement. The Receiving
Party shall cooperate fully with the Providing Party in obtaining such an order
or other remedy. If in the absence of an appropriate protective order or other
remedy the Receiving Party is nonetheless legally required to disclose
Confidential Matter, the Receiving Party may make such disclosure without
liability hereunder; provided, however, that the Receiving Party shall use its
reasonable efforts to give the Providing Party written notice of the information
to be disclosed as far in advance of its disclosure as is practicable and, upon
the Providing Party's request and at its expense, use its reasonable efforts to
obtain reasonable assurances that confidential treatment will be accorded to
such Confidential Matter.

7.    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES BY INSTINET

Instinet hereby represents, warrants and covenants to Reuters that:

      (a)   Instinet has full, exclusive and unencumbered right, title and
            interest in and to the Data, the Data Sets and the Instinet Marks,
            that it has the right, power and authority to enter into this
            Agreement and to grant the licenses, rights and privileges granted
            herein, and that there are no outstanding assignments, grants,
            licenses, obligations or agreements by Instinet which are
            inconsistent with the rights granted to Reuters herein;

      (b)   to the best of its knowledge, the use of the Data, the Data Sets and
            the Instinet Marks by Reuters in accordance with this Agreement
            shall not infringe any rights, trademarks, personal or proprietary
            rights, Intellectual Property rights or any other rights of any
            third party under United States statutory or common laws;

      (c)   the execution and delivery by Instinet of this Agreement and the
            performance of its obligations hereunder have been authorized by all
            necessary action, corporate and otherwise, and this Agreement
            constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Instinet
            enforceable in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that
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            limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws relating to the
            enforcement of creditor's rights;

      (d)   the execution and delivery by Instinet of this Agreement and the
            performance of its obligations hereunder do not breach any laws,
            rules or regulations to which Instinet is subject or any agreement,
            obligation or restriction by which Instinet is bound and Instinet
            will not enter into or assume any agreement, obligation or
            restriction that will interfere with any of its obligations
            hereunder or the rights granted herein; and

      (e)   the content, quality and timeliness of the Data and the Data Sets
            will at all times during the term of this Agreement be substantially
            similar to that supplied by Instinet to any third party, other than
            an Instinet Subscriber (in its capacity as an Instinet Subscriber)
            or as required by regulatory authority.

8.    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES BY REUTERS

Reuters hereby represents, warrants and covenants to Instinet that:

      (a)   Reuters has the right to offer the Reuters Services in the manner in
            which they are currently offered, that it has the right, power and
            authority to enter into this Agreement, and to grant the rights and
            privileges granted herein, and that there are no outstanding
            assignments, grants, licenses, obligations or agreements by Reuters
            which are inconsistent with the rights granted to Instinet herein;

      (b)   the execution and delivery by Reuters of this Agreement and the
            performance of its obligations hereunder have been authorized by all
            necessary action, corporate and otherwise, and that this Agreement
            constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Reuters
            enforceable in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that
            such enforceability is subject to or limited by bankruptcy,
            insolvency or similar laws relating to the enforcement of creditor's
            rights;

      (c)   the execution and delivery by Reuters of this Agreement and the
            performance of its obligations hereunder do not breach any laws,
            rules or regulations to which Reuters is subject or any agreement,
            obligation or restriction by which Reuters is bound, and Reuters
            will not enter into or assume any agreement, obligation or
            restriction that will interfere with any of its obligations
            hereunder or the rights granted herein; and

      (d)   Reuters will treat the Data and the Data Sets in a manner
            substantially similar to the manner in which it treats substantially
            similar data obtained from exchanges and other ECNs. In addition, if
            Reuters receives written notice from Instinet stating that Reuters
            is treating data obtained from another US broker-dealer and that is
            substantially similar to the Data in a


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            manner more favorable and not substantially similar to the manner in
            which Reuters treats the Data and Data Sets hereunder, then Reuters
            will use reasonable commercial efforts to treat the Data and Data
            Sets in such more favorable manner.

9.    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

9.1   No Consequential Damages.

IN NO EVENT SHALL INSTINET, ANY INSTINET AFFILIATE OR ANY MEMBER OF THE REUTERS
GROUP BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS OR
PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER BASED ON
CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INSTINET, THE INSTINET
AFFILIATES OR THE REUTERS GROUP MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY
REMEDY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM FOR
WHICH THE PARTY SUFFERING THE LOSS IS ENTITLED TO BE INDEMNIFIED BY THE OTHER
PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

9.2 Liability Cap. The aggregate amount of liability of one Party to the other
pursuant to this Agreement (excluding such Party's liability, if any, for any
third party claim) shall be limited to Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars.

9.3 Limits on Indemnification. Neither Party shall be responsible for or
indemnify (or defend) the other Party for losses to the extent they are caused
by (i) a material breach by the other Party of its obligations under this
Agreement, or (ii) any errors by the other Party in transmission of the Data.

10.   DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

There are no warranties, conditions, guarantees, or representations as to
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or other warranties,
conditions, guarantees, or representations, whether express or implied, in law
or in fact, oral or in writing, except as expressly stated in this Agreement.

11.   INSTINET INDEMNIFICATION

11.1 Intellectual Property Matters. Instinet will (a) defend and/or handle at
its own expense, any third-party claim, action, suit or proceeding against any
member of the Reuters Group and its officers, directors, partners, employees,
agents and representatives, for actual or alleged infringement by the Data or
any Data Set of any copyright, trademark or other Intellectual Property right;
and (b) pay any final judgment entered or settlement against Reuters.


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11.2 Other Matters. Instinet agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Reuters and
its Affiliates, from and against all expenses and costs and damages (including
any legal fees and expenses), claims, demands, proceedings, suits, and actions,
and all liabilities (collectively, "Damages") resulting from, in connection
with, or arising out of (i) any failure by Instinet, for any reason, fraudulent,
negligent, or otherwise, to comply with its obligations under this Agreement;
and/or (ii) any errors or omissions by Instinet for any reason, fraudulent,
negligent, or otherwise, in connection with distributing and/or transmitting the
Data and/or any Data Set to Reuters.

11.3 Procedures. Instinet will have no obligation to the Reuters Group pursuant
to this Article 11 unless (i) Reuters provides Instinet with prompt written
notice of the relevant claim, action, suit or proceeding; (ii) Instinet is given
the sole right, if it elects, to control and direct the investigation,
preparation, defense and settlement of the claim, action, suit or proceeding;
and (iii) Reuters gives Instinet reasonable assistance and information.

12.   REUTERS INDEMNIFICATION

12.1 Reuters Indemnification. Reuters agrees to indemnify and hold harmless
Instinet and its Affiliates, from and against all Damages resulting from, in
connection with, or arising out of (i) the display by Reuters of any inaccurate
Data or Data Set due to the unauthorized modification of Data or any Data Set by
Reuters; (ii) any failure by Reuters, for any reason, fraudulent, negligent, or
otherwise, to comply with its obligations under this Agreement; (iii) any errors
or omissions by Reuters for any reason, fraudulent, negligent, or otherwise, in
connection with distributing and/or transmitting the Data and/or any Data Set;
and/or (iv) any actual or alleged infringement of any copyright, trademark or
other Intellectual Property right by a Reuters Service that includes any Data,
except to the extent that such Damages relate to such Data.

12.2 Procedures. Reuters will have no obligation to Instinet pursuant to this
Article 12 unless (i) Instinet provides Reuters with prompt written notice of
the relevant claim, action, suit or proceeding; (ii) Reuters is given the sole
right, if it elects, to control and direct the investigation, preparation,
defense and settlement of the claim, action, suit or proceeding; and (iii)
Instinet gives Reuters reasonable assistance and information.

13.   TERM; TERMINATION; RIGHTS UPON TERMINATION; SURVIVAL

13.1 Term. The term of this Agreement shall be for an initial period of three
(3) years (the "Initial Term") and shall automatically renew for subsequent
additional one (1) year terms (each a "Renewal Term"), unless notice of
non-renewal is served upon the other Party no less than ninety (90) days prior
to the end of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term.

13.2 Termination by Instinet for Cause. Instinet may terminate this Agreement at
any time, without prior notice and without any liability to Instinet as a
consequence thereof, in the event that:


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      (a)   Reuters has breached any material obligation under this Agreement
            and such breach has not been cured within fifteen (15) days of
            receipt of written notice of such breach;

      (b)   Reuters is in violation of any applicable law or regulation in
            connection with its use of the Data except for any violation that
            would not have a material adverse effect on the ability of Reuters
            to perform its obligations under this Agreement; or

      (c)   a proceeding seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief is
            commenced by or against Reuters or Reuters is adjudged as bankrupt
            or insolvent under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law,
            or Reuters executes and delivers a general assignment for the
            benefit of its creditors.

13.3 Termination by Reuters For Cause. Reuters may terminate this Agreement at
any time, without prior notice and without any liability to Reuters as a
consequence thereof, in the event that:

      (a)   Instinet has breached any material obligation under this Agreement
            and such breach has not been cured within fifteen (15) days of
            receipt of written notice of such breach;

      (b)   Instinet is in violation of any applicable law or regulation in
            connection with its provision of the Data, except for any violation
            that would not have a material adverse effect on the ability of
            Instinet to perform its obligations under this Agreement; or

      (c)   A proceeding seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief is
            commenced by or against Instinet or Instinet is adjudged as bankrupt
            or insolvent under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law,
            or Instinet executes and delivers a general assignment for the
            benefit of its creditors.

13.4 Rights upon Termination. Upon termination of the Agreement, Reuters shall
discontinue inputting any further Data or Data Set into any Reuters Service,
shall cease advertising availability of the Data and/or Data Sets and shall
discontinue using, displaying, storing and distributing the Data and Data Sets,
provided, however, that Reuters shall not be required to delete or erase any
Data or Data Set from any historical database that is part of a Reuters Service
and is allowed to continue to distribute Data and Data Sets already stored in
any historical database after termination of this Agreement. In addition,
Reuters will promptly deliver to Instinet (or at the request of Instinet
destroy) all copies of confidential information provided to Reuters under this
Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, Instinet shall permit Reuters to
remove from Instinet's premises any Reuters equipment and software furnished
pursuant to Sections 3.2 and 3.5.


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13.5 Survival. The provisions Sections 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 shall survive the
termination of this Agreement.

13.6 Becoming an Exchange. The Parties acknowledge and agree that, if and when
Instinet becomes an exchange registered under the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, they may need to renegotiate certain of the terms of this
Agreement.

14.   MISCELLANEOUS

14.1 Equitable Relief. The Parties agree that the remedy at law for any breach
by either Party of the terms of Section 6 hereof will be inadequate and that,
accordingly, in addition to any remedies either Party may have at law, both
Parties will be entitled to seek equitable relief in any court of competent
jurisdiction to restrain the breach or threatened breach of, or otherwise to
specifically enforce such terms.

14.2 Notices. All notices which are required to be given pursuant to this
Agreement shall be in writing and shall be hand delivered, sent by overnight
courier (such as Federal Express), or sent by facsimile transmission, with a
confirming copy sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested,
to the following address or to such other address as a Party may from time to
time designate by notice. Such notices shall be deemed given upon receipt if
hand delivered, on the next business day if sent by overnight courier, upon
receipt of a confirmation of transmission if sent via facsimile or three (3)
business days after mailing if sent via registered or certified mail:

      IF TO INSTINET:

      Instinet Global Holdings, Inc.
      3 Times Square
      New York, NY  10036
      Attention: Francis Corcoran
      Fax:  212-302-7761

      WITH A COPY TO:

      Office of the General Counsel
      Instinet Global Holdings, Inc.
      3 Times Square - 10th Floor
      New York, NY  10036
      Fax:  (646) 223-9016

      IF TO REUTERS:

      Reuters America Inc.
      3 Times Square
      New York, NY  10036
      Attention: Andrew McLean
      Fax:  (646) 223-4251


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      WITH A COPY TO:

      Office of the General Counsel
      3 Times Square- 20th Floor
      New York, NY  10036
      Fax:  (646) 223-4237

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
      From Instinet:  Francis Corcoran
      From Reuters: Andrew McLean

14.3 Entire Agreement and Amendment. This Agreement, including the Exhibits
contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject
matter hereof and supersedes all other prior or contemporaneous oral or written
communications, proposals, agreements and representations with respect to the
subject matter hereof. No amendment or modification to this Agreement shall be
binding, unless it is in writing and executed by each Party.

14.4 Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit
of the Parties and their respective successors and assigns. Without limiting the
generality of the foregoing sentence, any Person that acquires all or a
substantial part of a business that generates the Data and/or Data Sets shall be
obligated to comply with the requirements of this Agreement with respect to such
Data and Data Sets. This Agreement and the rights granted and obligations
undertaken hereunder may not be transferred, assigned or delegated, by operation
of law or otherwise, in any manner, except that this Agreement may be assigned
by either of the Parties to an Affiliate of that Party. In the event of such
assignment, the assigning Party shall provide the other Party with written
notice within 10 days of such assignment.

14.5 Waiver of Compliance and Severability. Any waiver of any provision of this
Agreement, or any delay by either party in the enforcement of any right
hereunder, shall neither be construed as a continuing waiver nor create an
expectation of non-enforcement of that or any other provision or right. In the
event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall for any reason
be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of
this Agreement shall be unimpaired, and the Parties shall negotiate in good
faith to substitute a provision of like economic intent and effect.

14.6 Governing Law and Choice of Forum. This Agreement is made under and shall
be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New
York, excluding its choice of law provisions. Both parties consent to the
jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in the Borough of Manhattan,
City of New York, and agree to institute any and all actions relating to this
Agreement in such courts.

14.7 Interpretation. The section headings contained in this Agreement are solely
for the purpose of reference, are not part of the agreement between the parties
and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.


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14.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts,
each of which shall be deemed an original, and both of which together shall
constitute one and the same instrument.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the authorized officers of the Parties have executed
this Data Distribution Agreement as of the date first written above.


REUTERS AMERICA INC.                      INSTINET GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC.


By: /s/ Peter J. Job                      By: /s/ Kenneth K. Marshall
   _______________________                   _____________________
   Name: Peter J. Job                        Name: Kenneth K. Marshall
   Title:                                    Title:



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Source: OneCLE Business Contracts.