Employment Agreement - Gillette Co. and Peter Klein


                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

AGREEMENT, dated as of the 21st day of March, 2001 (this "Agreement"), by and
between The Gillette Company, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Peter
Klein (the "Executive").

                  WHEREAS, the Company has determined that it is in its best
interests and that of its stockholders to assure that the Company will have the
continued dedication of the Executive, notwithstanding the possibility, threat
or occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined herein). The Company believes
it is imperative to diminish the inevitable distraction of the Executive by
virtue of the personal uncertainties and risks created by a pending or
threatened Change of Control and to encourage the Executive's full attention and
dedication to the current Company and in the event of any threatened or pending
Change of Control, and to provide the Executive with compensation and benefits
arrangements upon a Change of Control that ensure that the compensation and
benefits expectations of the Executive will be satisfied and that are
competitive with those of other corporations. Therefore, in order to accomplish
these objectives, the Company has entered into this Agreement.

                  NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

                  Section 1. Certain Definitions. (a) "Effective Date" means the
 first date during the Change of Control Period (as defined herein) on which a 
Change of Control occurs. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the 
contrary, if a Change of Control occurs and if the Executive's employment with
the Company is terminated prior to the date on which the Change of Control
occurs, and if it is reasonably demonstrated by the Executive that such
termination of employment (1) was at the request of a third party that has taken
steps reasonably calculated to effect a Change of Control or (2) otherwise arose
in connection with or anticipation of a Change of Control, then "Effective Date"
means the date immediately prior to the date of such termination of employment.

                  (b) "Change of Control Period" means the period commencing on
the date hereof and ending on the third anniversary of the date hereof;
provided, however, that, commencing on the date one year after the date hereof,
and on each annual anniversary of such date (such date and each annual
anniversary thereof, the "Renewal Date"), unless previously terminated, the
Change of Control Period shall be automatically extended so as to terminate
three years from such Renewal Date, unless, at least 60 days prior to the
Renewal Date, the Company shall give notice to the Executive that the Change of
Control Period shall not be so extended.

                  (c)      "Affiliated Company" means any company controlled by,
 controlling or under common control with the Company.

                  (d)      "Change of Control" means:

                  (1) The acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within
the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act")) (a "Person") of beneficial ownership
(within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or
more of either (A) the then-outstanding shares of common stock of the Company
(the "Outstanding Company Common Stock") or (B) the combined voting power of the
then-outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in
the election of directors (the "Outstanding Company Voting Securities");
provided, however, that, for purposes of this Section 1(d)(1), the following
acquisitions shall not constitute a Change of Control: (i) any acquisition
directly from the Company, (ii) any acquisition by the Company, (iii) any
acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or
maintained by the Company or any Affiliated Company or (iv) any acquisition by
any corporation pursuant to a transaction that complies with Sections
1(d)(3)(A), 1(d)(3)(B) and 1(d)(3)(C).

                  (2) Individuals who, as of the date hereof, constitute the
Board (the "Incumbent Board") cease for any reason to constitute at least a
majority of the Board; provided, however, that any individual becoming a
director subsequent to the date hereof whose election, or nomination for
election by the Company's stockholders, was approved by a vote of at least a
majority of the directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be
considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but
excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of
office occurs as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with
respect to the election or removal of directors or other actual or threatened
solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the
Board.

                  (3) Consummation of a reorganization, merger, consolidation or
sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the
Company (a "Business Combination"), in each case, unless, following such
Business Combination, (A) all or substantially all of the individuals and
entities that were the beneficial owners of the Outstanding Company Common Stock
and the Outstanding Company Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business
Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 60% of the
then-outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the
then-outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of
directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business
Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation that, as a result of
such transaction, owns the Company or all or substantially all of the Company's
assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the
same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such Business
Combination of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and the Outstanding Company
Voting Securities, as the case may be, (B) no Person (excluding any corporation
resulting from such Business Combination or any employee benefit plan (or
related trust) of the Company or such corporation resulting from such Business
Combination) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more of,
respectively, the then-outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation
resulting from such Business Combination or the combined voting power of the
then-outstanding voting securities of such corporation, except to the extent
that such ownership existed prior to the Business Combination, and (C) at least
a majority of the members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting
from such Business Combination were members of the Incumbent Board at the time
of the execution of the initial agreement or of the action of the Board
providing for such Business Combination; or

                  (4)      Approval by the stockholders of the Company of a 
complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

                  (e) "Recent Annual Bonus Percentage" means the highest actual
annual bonus percentage awarded to the Executive under the Company's annual
incentive plans, or any comparable bonus under any predecessor or successor
plan, for the last three full fiscal years prior to the Effective Date (and
equal to 65% in the event that the Executive was not employed by the Company for
one full fiscal year prior to the Effective Date).

                  (f) "Highest Annual Bonus Percentage" means the higher of (i)
the Executive's Recent Annual Bonus Percentage and (ii) sixty-five percent
(65%).

                  (g) "Highest Annual Bonus" means an amount equal to the
product of (i) the Executive's Annual Base Salary at the Date of Termination and
(ii) the Highest Annual Bonus Percentage.

                   (h) "Bonus Payment Amount" means the amount actually paid to
the Executive pursuant to Section 13 of the Company's Incentive Bonus Plan or
any comparable provision of any successor annual bonus plan.

                  Section 2. Employment Period. The Company hereby agrees to
continue the Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain
in the employ of the Company, subject to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the
second anniversary of the Effective Date (the "Employment Period").

                  Section 3. Terms of Employment. (a) Position and Duties. (1)
During the Employment Period, (A) the Executive's position (including status,
offices, titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties and
responsibilities shall be at least commensurate in all material respects with
the most significant of those held, exercised and assigned at any time during
the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date and (B) the
Executive's services shall be performed at the office or location where the
Executive was employed immediately preceding the Effective Date or at any other
location less than 35 miles from such office.

                  (2) During the Employment Period, and excluding any periods of
vacation and sick leave to which the Executive is entitled, the Executive agrees
to devote reasonable attention and time during normal business hours to the
business and affairs of the Company and, to the extent necessary to discharge
the responsibilities assigned to the Executive hereunder, to use the Executive's
reasonable best efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently such
responsibilities. During the Employment Period, it shall not be a violation of
this Agreement for the Executive to (A) serve on corporate, civic or charitable
boards or committees, (B) deliver lectures, fulfill speaking engagements or
teach at educational institutions and (C) manage personal investments, so long
as such activities do not significantly interfere with the performance of the
Executive's responsibilities as an employee of the Company in accordance with
this Agreement. It is expressly understood and agreed that, to the extent that
any such activities have been conducted by the Executive prior to the Effective
Date, the continued conduct of such activities (or the conduct of activities
similar in nature and scope thereto) subsequent to the Effective Date shall not
thereafter be deemed to interfere with the performance of the Executive's
responsibilities to the Company.

                  (b) Compensation. (1) Base Salary. During the Employment
Period, the Executive shall receive an annual base salary (the "Annual Base
Salary"), which Annual Base Salary shall be paid at a monthly rate at least
equal to 12 times the highest monthly base salary paid or payable, including any
base salary that has been earned but deferred, to the Executive by the Company
and the Affiliated Companies in respect of the 12-month period immediately
preceding the month in which the Effective Date occurs. During the Employment
Period, the Annual Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually, beginning no
more than 12 months after the last salary increase awarded to the Executive
prior to the Effective Date. Any increase in the Annual Base Salary shall not
serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this
Agreement. The Annual Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase
and the term "Annual Base Salary" shall refer to the Annual Base Salary as so
increased.

                  (2) Annual Bonus. In addition to the Annual Base Salary, the
Executive shall be awarded, for each fiscal year ending during the Employment
Period, an annual bonus (the "Annual Bonus") in cash, determined as a percentage
of Annual Base Salary which shall not be less than the Recent Annual Bonus
Percentage. Each such Annual Bonus shall be paid no later than the end of the
third month of the fiscal year next following the fiscal year for which the
Annual Bonus is awarded, unless the Executive shall elect to defer the receipt
of such Annual Bonus.

                  (3) Incentive, Savings and Retirement Plans. During the
Employment Period, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in all
incentive, savings and retirement plans, practices, policies, and programs
applicable generally to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated
Companies, but in no event shall such plans, practices, policies and programs
provide the Executive with incentive opportunities (measured with respect to
both regular and special incentive opportunities, to the extent, if any, that
such distinction is applicable), savings opportunities and retirement benefit
opportunities, in each case, less favorable, in the aggregate, than the most
favorable of those provided by the Company and the Affiliated Companies for the
Executive under such plans, practices, policies and programs as in effect at any
time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if
more favorable to the Executive, those provided generally at any time after the
Effective Date to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated
Companies.

                  (4) Welfare Benefit Plans. During the Employment Period, the
Executive and/or the Executive's family, as the case may be, shall be eligible
for participation in and shall receive all benefits under the Company's
Executive Life Insurance Plan and Estate Preservation Plan, and any other
welfare benefit plans, practices, policies and programs provided by the Company
and the Affiliated Companies (including, without limitation, medical,
prescription, dental, disability, employee/spouse/dependent life insurance and
travel accident insurance plans and programs) to the extent applicable generally
to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies, but in no
event shall such plans, practices, policies and programs provide the Executive
with benefits that are less favorable, in the aggregate, than the most favorable
of such plans, practices, policies and programs in effect for the Executive at
any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or,
if more favorable to the Executive, those provided generally at any time after
the Effective Date to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated
Companies.

                  (5) Expenses. During the Employment Period, the Executive
shall be entitled to receive prompt reimbursement for all reasonable expenses
incurred by the Executive in accordance with the most favorable policies,
practices and procedures of the Company and the Affiliated Companies in effect
for the Executive at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding
the Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect
generally at any time thereafter with respect to other peer executives of the
Company and the Affiliated Companies.

                  (6) Fringe Benefits. During the Employment Period, the
Executive shall be entitled to fringe benefits, including, without limitation,
tax and financial planning services, parking benefits and fitness center
membership, in accordance with the most favorable plans, practices, programs and
policies of the Company and the Affiliated Companies in effect for the Executive
at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date
or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect generally at any time
thereafter with respect to other peer executives of the Company and the
Affiliated Companies.

                  (7) Office and Support Staff. During the Employment Period,
the Executive shall be entitled to an office or offices of a size and with
furnishings and other appointments, and to exclusive personal secretarial and
other assistance, at least equal to the most favorable of the foregoing provided
to the Executive by the Company and the Affiliated Companies at any time during
the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if more
favorable to the Executive, as provided generally at any time thereafter with
respect to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies.

                  (8) Vacation. During the Employment Period, the Executive
shall be entitled to paid vacation in accordance with the most favorable plans,
policies, programs and practices of the Company and the Affiliated Companies as
in effect for the Executive at any time during the 120-day period immediately
preceding the Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in
effect generally at any time thereafter with respect to other peer executives of
the Company and the Affiliated Companies.

                  (9) Effect of Termination. Notwithstanding anything in this
Agreement to the contrary, upon termination of employment for any reason, the
Employment Period shall cease and the Executive shall have no further right to
any of the payments or benefits described in Sections 2 and 3.

                  Section 4. Termination of Employment. (a) Death or Disability.
The Executive's employment shall terminate automatically if the Executive dies
during the Employment Period. If the Company determines in good faith that the
Disability (as defined herein) of the Executive has occurred during the
Employment Period (pursuant to the definition of "Disability"), it may give to
the Executive written notice in accordance with Section 11(b) of its intention
to terminate the Executive's employment. In such event, the Executive's
employment with the Company shall terminate effective on the 30th day after
receipt of such notice by the Executive (the "Disability Effective Date"),
provided that, within the 30 days after such receipt, the Executive shall not
have returned to full-time performance of the Executive's duties. "Disability"
means the absence of the Executive from the Executive's duties with the Company
on a full-time basis for 180 consecutive business days as a result of incapacity
due to mental or physical illness that is determined to be total and permanent
by a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and acceptable to the
Executive or the Executive's legal representative.

                  (b)      Cause.  The Company may terminate the Executive's 
employment during the Employment Period for Cause.  "Cause" means:

                  (1) the willful and continued failure of the Executive to
         perform substantially the Executive's duties with the Company or any
         Affiliated Company (other than any such failure resulting from
         incapacity due to physical or mental illness), after a written demand
         for substantial performance is delivered to the Executive by the Board
         or the Chief Executive Officer of the Company that specifically
         identifies the manner in which the Board or the Chief Executive Officer
         of the Company believes that the Executive has not substantially
         performed the Executive's duties, or

                  (2) the willful engaging by the Executive in illegal conduct
         or gross misconduct that is materially and demonstrably injurious to
         the Company.

For purposes of this Section 4(b), no act, or failure to act, on the part of the
Executive shall be considered "willful" unless it is done, or omitted to be
done, by the Executive in bad faith or without reasonable belief that the
Executive's action or omission was in the best interests of the Company. Any
act, or failure to act, based upon authority given pursuant to a resolution duly
adopted by the Board or upon the instructions of the Chief Executive Officer of
the Company or a senior officer of the Company or based upon the advice of
counsel for the Company shall be conclusively presumed to be done, or omitted to
be done, by the Executive in good faith and in the best interests of the
Company. The cessation of employment of the Executive shall not be deemed to be
for Cause unless and until there shall have been delivered to the Executive a
copy of a resolution duly adopted by the affirmative vote of not less than
three-quarters of the entire membership of the Board at a meeting of the Board
called and held for such purpose (after reasonable notice is provided to the
Executive and the Executive is given an opportunity, together with counsel for
the Executive, to be heard before the Board), finding that, in the good faith
opinion of the Board, the Executive is guilty of the conduct described in
Section 4(b)(1) or 4(b)(2), and specifying the particulars thereof in detail.

                  (c)      Good Reason.  The Executive's employment may be 
terminated by the Executive for Good Reason.  "Good Reason" means:

                  (1) the assignment to the Executive of any duties inconsistent
         in any respect with the Executive's position (including status,
         offices, titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties or
         responsibilities as contemplated by Section 3(a), or any other action
         by the Company that results in a diminution in such position,
         authority, duties or responsibilities, excluding for this purpose an
         isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith
         and that is remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice
         thereof given by the Executive;

                  (2) any failure by the Company to comply with any of the
         provisions of Section 3(b), other than an isolated, insubstantial and
         inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and that is remedied by
         the Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof given by the
         Executive;

                  (3) the Company's requiring the Executive to be based at any
         office or location other than as provided in Section 3(a)(1)(B) or the
         Company's requiring the Executive to travel on Company business to a
         substantially greater extent than required immediately prior to the
         Effective Date;

                  (4)      any purported termination by the Company of the 
Executive's employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement;
or

                  (5)      any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy
Section 10(c).

                  For purposes of this Section 4(c), any good faith
determination of Good Reason made by the Executive shall be conclusive. Anything
in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, a termination by the
Executive for any reason during the 30-day period immediately following the
first anniversary of the Effective Date shall be deemed to be a termination for
Good Reason for all purposes of this Agreement.

                  (d) Notice of Termination. Any termination by the Company for
Cause, or by the Executive for Good Reason, shall be communicated by Notice of
Termination to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 11(b).
"Notice of Termination" means a written notice that (1) indicates the specific
termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (2) to the extent
applicable, sets forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed
to provide a basis for termination of the Executive's employment under the
provision so indicated, and (3) if the Date of Termination (as defined herein)
is other than the date of receipt of such notice, specifies the Date of
Termination (which Date of Termination shall be not more than 30 days after the
giving of such notice). The failure by the Executive or the Company to set forth
in the Notice of Termination any fact or circumstance that contributes to a
showing of Good Reason or Cause shall not waive any right of the Executive or
the Company, respectively, hereunder or preclude the Executive or the Company,
respectively, from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing the
Executive's or the Company's respective rights hereunder.

                  (e) Date of Termination. "Date of Termination" means (1) if
the Executive's employment is terminated by the Company for Cause, or by the
Executive for Good Reason, the date of receipt of the Notice of Termination or
any later date specified in the Notice of Termination, as the case may be, (2)
if the Executive's employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause
or Disability, the Date of Termination shall be the date on which the Company
notifies the Executive of such termination, and (3) if the Executive's
employment is terminated by reason of death or Disability, the Date of
Termination shall be the date of death of the Executive or the Disability
Effective Date, as the case may be.

                  Section 5.        Obligations of the Company upon Termination.
(a)  Good Reason; Other Than for Cause, Death or Disability.  If, during the 
Employment Period, the Company terminates the Executive's employment other than
 for Cause or Disability or the Executive terminates employment for Good Reason:

                  (1) the Company shall pay to the Executive, in a lump sum in
         cash within 30 days after the Date of Termination, the aggregate of the
         following amounts:

                           (A) the sum of (i) the Executive's Annual Base Salary
                  through the Date of Termination to the extent not theretofore
                  paid, (ii) the product of (x) the Highest Annual Bonus and (y)
                  a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in
                  the current fiscal year through the Date of Termination and
                  the denominator of which is 365, reduced (but not below zero),
                  if the Date of Termination occurs in the same fiscal year as
                  the Change of Control, by the Executive's Bonus Payment
                  Amount, (iii) if elected by the Executive, any compensation
                  previously deferred by the Executive under the Company's
                  Supplemental Savings Plan, Incentive Bonus Plan and/or Stock
                  Equivalent Unit Plan (together with any accrued interest or
                  earnings thereon), and (iv) any accrued vacation pay, in each
                  case to the extent not theretofore paid (the sum of the
                  amounts described in subclauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), the
                  "Accrued Obligations"); and

                           (B)      the amount equal to the product of (i) three
                  and (ii) the sum of (x) the Executive's Annual Base Salary and
                 (y) the Executive's Highest Annual Bonus; and

                           (C) if elected by the Executive within 60 days
                  following execution of this Agreement and prior to the
                  Effective Date, in lieu of and substitution for the applicable
                  portion of the Executive's monthly benefit otherwise payable
                  under the final paragraph of Article IV, Section 1 or
                  paragraph (a) of Article V, Section 3 of the Company's
                  Retirement Plan and the final paragraph of Section 3 of
                  Supplemental Retirement Plan (collectively, the "Retirement
                  Plans"), an amount equal to the excess of (i) the lump sum
                  actuarial equivalent (utilizing the interest rate and
                  mortality table in effect for lump sum distributions under the
                  Retirement Plan immediately prior to the Effective Date, and
                  determined assuming benefit commencement as of the Date of
                  Termination) of the benefit under the Retirement Plans that
                  the Executive would receive if the Executive's employment
                  continued for three years after the Date of Termination,
                  assuming for this purpose that all accrued benefits are fully
                  vested and assuming that the Executive's compensation in each
                  of the three years is the Annual Base Salary and Highest
                  Annual Bonus, over (ii) the lump sum actuarial equivalent
                  (determined in the same manner as in clause (i) above) of the
                  Executive's actual benefit (paid or payable), if any, under
                  the Retirement Plans as of the Date of Termination without
                  regard to such three years' compensation and service;

                  (2) for three years after the Executive's Date of Termination,
         or such longer period as may be provided by the terms of the
         appropriate plan, program, practice or policy, the Company shall
         continue welfare benefits to the Executive and/or the Executive's
         family at least equal to those that would have been provided to them in
         accordance with the plans, programs, practices and policies described
         in Section 3(b)(4) if the Executive's employment had not been
         terminated or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect
         generally at any time thereafter with respect to other peer executives
         of the Company and the Affiliated Companies and their families,
         provided, however, that, if the Executive becomes reemployed with
         another employer and is eligible to receive medical or other welfare
         benefits under another employer provided plan, the medical and other
         welfare benefits described herein shall be secondary to those provided
         under such other plan during such applicable period of eligibility. For
         purposes of determining the Executive's eligibility for retiree
         benefits pursuant to such welfare plans, practices, programs and
         policies, the Executive shall be considered to have remained employed
         until three years after the Date of Termination, provided, however,
         that the Executive's commencement of such retiree benefits shall not be
         any sooner than the Executive's earliest retirement date under the
         Retirement Plans;

                  (3) the Company shall, at its sole expense as incurred,
         provide the Executive with outplacement services the scope and provider
         of which shall be selected by the Executive in the Executive's sole
         discretion; and

                  (4) to the extent not theretofore paid or provided, the
         Company shall timely pay or provide to the Executive any other amounts
         or benefits required to be paid or provided or that the Executive is
         eligible to receive under any plan, program, policy or practice or
         contract or agreement of the Company and the Affiliated Companies (such
         other amounts and benefits, the "Other Benefits").

                  (b) Death. If the Executive's employment is terminated by
reason of the Executive's death during the Employment Period, the Company shall
have no further obligations to the Executive's legal representatives under this
Agreement, except for payment of the Accrued Obligations and the timely payment
or provision of the Other Benefits. The Accrued Obligations shall be paid to the
Executive's estate or beneficiary, as applicable, in a lump sum in cash within
30 days of the Date of Termination. With respect to the provision of the Other
Benefits, the term "Other Benefits" as utilized in this Section 5(b) shall
include, without limitation, and the Executive's estate and/or beneficiaries
shall be entitled to receive, benefits at least equal to the most favorable
benefits provided by the Company and the Affiliated Companies to the estates and
beneficiaries of peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies
under such plans, programs, practices and policies relating to death benefits,
if any, as in effect with respect to other peer executives and their
beneficiaries at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the
Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive's estate and/or the
Executive's beneficiaries, as in effect on the date of the Executive's death
with respect to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated
Companies and their beneficiaries.

                  (c) Disability. If the Executive's employment is terminated by
reason of the Executive's Disability during the Employment Period, the Company
shall have no further obligations to the Executive under this Agreement, except
for payment of the Accrued Obligations and the timely payment or provision of
the Other Benefits. The Accrued Obligations shall be paid to the Executive in a
lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of Termination. With respect to the
provision of the Other Benefits, the term "Other Benefits" as utilized in this
Section 5(c) shall include, and the Executive shall be entitled after the
Disability Effective Date to receive, disability and other benefits at least
equal to the most favorable of those generally provided by the Company and the
Affiliated Companies to disabled executives and/or their families in accordance
with such plans, programs, practices and policies relating to disability, if
any, as in effect generally with respect to other peer executives and their
families at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the
Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive and/or the Executive's
family, as in effect at any time thereafter generally with respect to other peer
executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies and their families.

                  (d) Cause; Other Than for Good Reason. If the Executive's
employment is terminated for Cause during the Employment Period, the Company
shall have no further obligations to the Executive under this Agreement, except
for payment to the Executive of (1) the Executive's Annual Base Salary through
the Date of Termination, (2) the amount of any compensation previously deferred
by the Executive, and (3) the Other Benefits, in each case, to the extent
theretofore unpaid. If the Executive voluntarily terminates employment during
the Employment Period, excluding a termination for Good Reason, the Company
shall have no further obligations to the Executive under this Agreement, except
for payment of the Accrued Obligations and the timely payment or provision of
the Other Benefits. In such case, all the Accrued Obligations shall be paid to
the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of Termination.

                  Section 6. Non-exclusivity of Rights. Nothing in this
Agreement shall prevent or limit the Executive's continuing or future
participation in any plan, program, policy or practice provided by the Company
or the Affiliated Companies and for which the Executive may qualify, nor,
subject to Section 11(f), shall anything herein limit or otherwise affect such
rights as the Executive may have under any other contract or agreement with the
Company or the Affiliated Companies. Amounts that are vested benefits or that
the Executive is otherwise entitled to receive under any plan, policy, practice
or program of or any contract or agreement with the Company or the Affiliated
Companies at or subsequent to the Date of Termination shall be payable in
accordance with such plan, policy, practice or program or contract or agreement,
except as explicitly modified by this Agreement.

                  Section 7. Full Settlement. The Company's obligation to make
the payments provided for in this Agreement and otherwise to perform its
obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off, counterclaim,
recoupment, defense, or other claim, right or action that the Company may have
against the Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to
seek other employment or take any other action by way of mitigation of the
amounts payable to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement,
and such amounts shall not be reduced whether or not the Executive obtains other
employment. The Company agrees to pay as incurred, to the full extent permitted
by law, all legal fees and expenses that the Executive may reasonably incur as a
result of any contest (regardless of the outcome thereof) by the Company, the
Executive or others of the validity or enforceability of, or liability under,
any provision of this Agreement or any guarantee of performance thereof
(including as a result of any contest by the Executive about the amount of any
payment pursuant to this Agreement), plus, in each case, interest on any delayed
payment at the applicable federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").

                  Section 8.        Certain Additional Payments by the Company.

                  (a) Anything in this Agreement to the contrary
notwithstanding, in the event it shall be determined that any payment or
distribution by the Company or the Affiliated Companies to or for the benefit of
the Executive (whether paid or payable or distributed or distributable pursuant
to the terms of this Agreement or otherwise but determined without regard to any
additional payments required under this Section 8) (the "Payment") would be
subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code, or any interest
or penalties are incurred by the Executive with respect to such excise tax (such
excise tax, together with any such interest and penalties, collectively, the
"Excise Tax"), then the Executive shall be entitled to receive an additional
payment (the "Gross-Up Payment") in an amount such that after payment by the
Executive of all taxes (including any interest or penalties imposed with respect
to such taxes), including, without limitation, any income taxes (and any
interest and penalties imposed with respect thereto) and Excise Tax imposed upon
the Gross-Up Payment, the Executive retains an amount of the Gross-Up Payment
equal to the Excise Tax imposed upon the Payments.

                  (b) Subject to the provisions of Section 8(c), all
determinations required to be made under this Section 8, including whether and
when a Gross-Up Payment is required and the amount of such Gross-Up Payment and
the assumptions to be utilized in arriving at such determination, shall be made
by KPMG Peat Marwick or such other certified public accounting firm as may be
designated by the Executive (the "Accounting Firm") that shall provide detailed
supporting calculations both to the Company and the Executive within 15 business
days of the receipt of notice from the Executive that there has been a Payment
or such earlier time as is requested by the Company. In the event that the
Accounting Firm is serving as accountant or auditor for the individual, entity
or group effecting the Change of Control, the Executive shall appoint another
nationally recognized accounting firm to make the determinations required
hereunder (which accounting firm shall then be referred to as the Accounting
Firm hereunder). All fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm shall be borne
solely by the Company. Any Gross-Up Payment, as determined pursuant to this
Section 8, shall be paid by the Company to the Executive within five days of the
receipt of the Accounting Firm's determination. Any determination by the
Accounting Firm shall be binding upon the Company and the Executive. As a result
of the uncertainty in the application of Section 4999 of the Code at the time of
the initial determination by the Accounting Firm hereunder, it is possible that
Gross-Up Payments that will not have been made by the Company should have been
made (the "Underpayment"), consistent with the calculations required to be made
hereunder. In the event the Company exhausts its remedies pursuant to Section
8(c) and the Executive thereafter is required to make a payment of any Excise
Tax, the Accounting Firm shall determine the amount of the Underpayment that has
occurred and any such Underpayment shall be promptly paid by the Company to or
for the benefit of the Executive.

                  (c) The Executive shall notify the Company in writing of any
claim by the Internal Revenue Service that, if successful, would require the
payment by the Company of the Gross-Up Payment. Such notification shall be given
as soon as practicable but no later than 10 business days after the Executive is
informed in writing of such claim and shall apprise the Company of the nature of
such claim and the date on which such claim is requested to be paid. The
Executive shall not pay such claim prior to the expiration of the 30-day period
following the date on which the Executive gives such notice to the Company (or
such shorter period ending on the date that any payment of taxes with respect to
such claim is due). If the Company notifies the Executive in writing prior to
the expiration of such period that the Company desires to contest such claim,
the Executive shall:

                  (1)      give the Company any information reasonably requested
          by the Company relating to such
         claim,

                  (2) take such action in connection with contesting such claim
         as the Company shall reasonably request in writing from time to time,
         including, without limitation, accepting legal representation with
         respect to such claim by an attorney reasonably selected by the
         Company,

                  (3)      cooperate with the Company in good faith in order 
         effectively to contest such claim, and

                  (4)      permit the Company to participate in any proceedings 
         relating to such claim;

provided, however, that the Company shall bear and pay directly all costs and
expenses (including additional interest and penalties) incurred in connection
with such contest, and shall indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an
after-tax basis, for any Excise Tax or income tax (including interest and
penalties with respect thereto) imposed as a result of such representation and
payment of costs and expenses. Without limitation on the foregoing provisions of
this Section 8(c), the Company shall control all proceedings taken in connection
with such contest, and, at its sole option, may pursue or forgo any and all
administrative appeals, proceedings, hearings and conferences with the
applicable taxing authority in respect of such claim and may, at its sole
option, either direct the Executive to pay the tax claimed and sue for a refund
or contest the claim in any permissible manner, and the Executive agrees to
prosecute such contest to a determination before any administrative tribunal, in
a court of initial jurisdiction and in one or more appellate courts, as the
Company shall determine; provided, however, that, if the Company directs the
Executive to pay such claim and sue for a refund, the Company shall advance the
amount of such payment to the Executive, on an interest-free basis, and shall
indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an after-tax basis, from any
Excise Tax or income tax (including interest or penalties with respect thereto)
imposed with respect to such advance or with respect to any imputed income with
respect to such advance; and provided, further, that any extension of the
statute of limitations relating to payment of taxes for the taxable year of the
Executive with respect to which such contested amount is claimed to be due is
limited solely to such contested amount. Furthermore, the Company's control of
the contest shall be limited to issues with respect to which the Gross-Up
Payment would be payable hereunder, and the Executive shall be entitled to
settle or contest, as the case may be, any other issue raised by the Internal
Revenue Service or any other taxing authority.

                  (d) If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount
advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 8(c), the Executive becomes entitled
to receive any refund with respect to such claim, the Executive shall (subject
to the Company's complying with the requirements of Section 8(c)) promptly pay
to the Company the amount of such refund (together with any interest paid or
credited thereon after taxes applicable thereto). If, after the receipt by the
Executive of an amount advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 8(c), a
determination is made that the Executive shall not be entitled to any refund
with respect to such claim and the Company does not notify the Executive in
writing of its intent to contest such denial of refund prior to the expiration
of 30 days after such determination, then such advance shall be forgiven and
shall not be required to be repaid and the amount of such advance shall offset,
to the extent thereof, the amount of Gross-Up Payment required to be paid.

                  Section 9. Confidential Information. The Executive shall hold
in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of the Company all secret or
confidential information, knowledge or data relating to the Company or the
Affiliated Companies, and their respective businesses, which information,
knowledge or data shall have been obtained by the Executive during the
Executive's employment by the Company or the Affiliated Companies and which
information, knowledge or data shall not be or become public knowledge (other
than by acts by the Executive or representatives of the Executive in violation
of this Agreement). After termination of the Executive's employment with the
Company, the Executive shall not, without the prior written consent of the
Company or as may otherwise be required by law or legal process, communicate or
divulge any such information, knowledge or data to anyone other than the Company
and those persons designated by the Company. In no event shall an asserted
violation of the provisions of this Section 9 constitute a basis for deferring
or withholding any amounts otherwise payable to the Executive under this
Agreement.

                  Section 10.       Successors.  (a)  This Agreement is personal
 to the Executive, and, without the prior written consent of the Company, shall
 not be assignable by the Executive other than by will or the laws 
of descent and distribution.  This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and 
be enforceable by the Executive's legal representatives.

                  (b)      This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be 
binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns.

                  (c) The Company will require any successor (whether direct or
indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or
substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company to assume
expressly and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same
extent that the Company would be required to perform it if no such succession
had taken place. "Company" means the Company as hereinbefore defined and any
successor to its business and/or assets as aforesaid that assumes and agrees to
perform this Agreement by operation of law or otherwise.

                  Section 11. Miscellaneous. (a) This Agreement shall be
governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware,
without reference to principles of conflict of laws. The captions of this
Agreement are not part of the provisions hereof and shall have no force or
effect. This Agreement may not be amended or modified other than by a written
agreement executed by the parties hereto or their respective successors and
legal representatives.

                  (b) All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in
writing and shall be given by hand delivery to the other party or by registered
or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as
follows:

                  if to the Executive:
                           Mr. Peter Klein
                           Prudential Tower Building
                           Boston, Massachusetts 02199

                  if to the Company:

                           The Gillette Company
                           Prudential Tower Building
                           Boston, Massachusetts 02199
                           Attention:  General Counsel

or to such other address as either party shall have furnished to the other in
writing in accordance herewith. Notice and communications shall be effective
when actually received by the addressee.

                  (c) The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of
this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other
provision of this Agreement.

                  (d) The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under
this Agreement such United States federal, state or local or foreign taxes as
shall be required to be withheld pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.

                  (e) The Executive's or the Company's failure to insist upon
strict compliance with any provision of this Agreement or the failure to assert
any right the Executive or the Company may have hereunder, including, without
limitation, the right of the Executive to terminate employment for Good Reason
pursuant to Sections 4(c)(1) through 4(c)(5), shall not be deemed to be a waiver
of such provision or right or any other provision or right of this Agreement.

                  (f) The Executive and the Company acknowledge that, except as
may otherwise be provided under any other written agreement between the
Executive and the Company, the employment of the Executive by the Company is "at
will" and, subject to Section 1(a), prior to the Effective Date, the Executive's
employment may be terminated by either the Executive or the Company at any time
prior to the Effective Date, in which case the Executive shall have no further
rights under this Agreement. From and after the Effective Date: (i) this
Agreement shall supersede any other agreement between the parties with respect
to the subject matter hereof, and (ii) if the Executive receives severance
benefits under Section 5(a), the Executive shall not be entitled to receive
severance pay or benefits under any other plan, program, policy or arrangement
of the Company providing severance benefits.

                  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set the
Executive's hand and, pursuant to the authorization from the Board, the Company
has caused these presents to be executed in its name on its behalf, all as of
the day and year first above written.



                                                 /s/ Peter Klein
                                                 Peter Klein

                                                 THE GILLETTE COMPANY



                                          By:    /s/ Robert E. DiCenso
                                                 Robert E. DiCenso 
                                          Title: Senior Vice President,
                                                 Personnel and Administration