Employment Agreement - NetCreations Inc. and Mitchell York


                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

                  This Employment Agreement ('Agreement') is made and entered
into as of the 6th day of January, 2000 (the 'Commencement Date') by and between
NETCREATIONS, INC., a New York corporation (the 'Company'), and Mitchell York
(hereinafter called the 'Executive').

                                 R E C I T A L S

                  A. The Executive desires to be employed as the President and
Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

                  B. The Company desires to employ the Executive as the
President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

                                    AGREEMENT

                  NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual
covenants set forth herein, the parties agree as follows:

                  1. EMPLOYMENT.

                           1.1 EMPLOYMENT. The Company hereby agrees to employ
the Executive and the Executive hereby agrees to serve the Company on the terms
and conditions set forth herein.

                           1.2 DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE. During the Term of
Employment under this Agreement, the Executive shall serve as the President and
the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, shall diligently perform all
services as may reasonably be assigned to the Executive by the Chief Executive
Officer of the Company and by the Board of Directors (the 'Board') of the
Company, and shall exercise such power and authority as may from time to time be
delegated to the Executive by the Board. Without limiting the generality of the
foregoing, the Executive duties shall include, among other things, the
following:

                           Managing the Company's day-to-day operations.

                           Maintaining reporting and supervisory responsibility
for all departments of the Company provided, that the Chief Executive Officer of
the Company shall maintain such involvement with departments and individuals as
the Chief Executive may deem to be necessary and appropriate.

                           Working with the Chief Executive Officer to establish
strategy and goals for the Company and for its operations, including overseeing
the establishment of goals for individuals within departments.

                           Such general business development activities as the
Chief Executive Officer may assign from time to time.




The Executive acknowledges and agrees that the Company may assign some of the
foregoing specific duties to other persons as the Company's management team
expands, provided that such assignments of duties to other persons do not
constitute a material or unreasonable diminution in the Executive's office,
title, and duties and responsibilities hereunder. The Executive shall devote the
Executive's full business time and attention to the business and affairs of the
Company, render such services to the best of the Executive's ability, and use
the Executive's best efforts to promote the interests of the Company. It shall
not be a violation of this Agreement for the Executive to (i) serve on
corporate, civic or charitable boards or committees, (ii) deliver lectures,
fulfill speaking engagements or teach at educational institutions, or (iii)
manage personal investments, so long as such activities do not significantly
interfere with the performance of the Executive's responsibilities to the
Company in accordance with this Agreement. The Executive's duties will require
the Executive's regular presence during normal working hours on business days
Monday through Friday at the Company's principal executive offices, currently
located at 379 West Broadway, New York, New York, but the Executive's duties
will also involve some business travel.

                  2. TERM.

                           2.1 INITIAL TERM. The initial Term of Employment
under this Agreement, and the employment of the Executive hereunder, shall
commence on the (the 'Commencement Date') and shall expire at midnight New York
City time on January 6, 2003, unless sooner terminated in accordance with
Section 5 hereof (the 'Initial Term').

                           2.2 RENEWAL TERMS. At the end of the Initial Term,
the Term of Employment automatically shall renew for successive one year terms
(subject to earlier termination as provided in Section 5 hereof), unless the
Company or the Executive delivers written notice to the other at least 90 days
prior to the last day of the Initial Term or any such applicable renewal period
(in either case, the 'Expiration Date') of its or the Executive's election not
to renew the Term of Employment. For purposes of this Agreement, if the Term of
Employment expires as a result of the Company delivering written notice to the
Executive stating its intention not to renew the Term of the Employment pursuant
to this Section 2.2, the Executive shall be treated as if the Executive was
terminated by the Company without Cause, in accordance with Section 5.4 hereof,
upon the Expiration Date. In addition, if the Term of Employment expires as a
result of the Executive delivering written notice to the Company stating the
Executive's intention not to renew the Term of Agreement pursuant to this
Section 2.2, the Executive shall be treated as if the Executive had terminated
the Executive's employment with the Company without Good Reason, in accordance
with Section 5.5(b) hereof, upon the Expiration Date.

                           2.3 TERM OF EMPLOYMENT. The period during which the
Executive shall be employed by the Company pursuant to the terms of this
Agreement is sometimes referred to in this Agreement as the 'Term of
Employment.'




                  3. COMPENSATION.

                           3.1 BASE SALARY. The Executive shall receive a base
salary at the annual rate (prorated for any applicable period of less than one
year) of $250,000 (the 'Base Salary') during the Term of Employment, with such
Base Salary payable in installments consistent with the Company's normal payroll
schedule, subject to applicable withholding and other taxes. The Base Salary
shall be reviewed, at least annually, for merit increases and may, by action and
in the discretion of the Board, be increased (but not decreased) at any time or
from time to time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Base Salary shall increase
by not less than 7% on January 6, 2001 and by not less than an additional 7% on
January 6, 2002.

                           3.2 BONUSES. During the term of this Agreement, the
Executive shall be eligible to receive performance and annual incentive awards
(the 'Bonuses') of up to a maximum potential limit of $37,500 per fiscal quarter
of the Company during the Term of employment under this Agreement (each such
quarter hereinafter called a 'Bonus Period') as described below. Bonuses shall
be reviewed, at least annually, for merit increases and, by action and in the
discretion of the Board, the limit on the potential size of Bonuses can be
increased, but not decreased, at any time or from time to time. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, the maximum potential limit of the Bonuses per Bonus Period shall
increase by not less than 7% on January 6, 2001 and by not less than an
additional 7% on January 6, 2002.

                  The amount of the Bonuses that may be awarded for any period,
if any, shall be determined prior to the commencement of the relevant Bonus
Period by the Board, in its sole and absolute discretion. However, any bonus
plan for the Executive shall be predicated on the establishment of quarterly
goals, referred to as Key Initiatives, to be mutually developed and signed-off
on between the Executive and the Company's Board/Representative of the Company
prior to and/or adjusted during a quarter. Key Initiatives will comprise, among
other things, specific sales and earnings objectives, business development
goals, Company results and performance of the common stock ('Common Stock') of
the Company. For purposes of this Agreement, the term 'Representative of the
Company' means the Company's Chief Executive Officer. All Bonuses shall be
payable to the Executive quarterly in cash and/or to the extent determined by
the Board and agreed upon by the Executive, with Common Stock of the Company by
no later than ten (10) business days after the Company has completed its
financial statements, approved by the Company's Chief Financial Officer and its
Chief Executive Officer, for the preceding fiscal period. Bonuses shall be
subject to proration for periods of less than one fiscal quarter. Any Bonuses
payable pursuant to this Section 3.2 are sometimes hereinafter referred to as
'Incentive Compensation.'

                  4. EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT AND OTHER BENEFITS.

                           4.1 REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES. Upon the submission of
proper substantiation by the Executive, and subject to such rules and guidelines
as the Company may from time to time adopt applicable generally to its executive
employees, the Company shall reimburse the Executive for all reasonable expenses
actually paid or incurred by the Executive during the Term of Employment in the
course of and pursuant to the business of the Company including, without



limitation, meals and hotel expenses or car service to the Executive's home when
the Executive is engaged in Company business beyond 9:00 pm at the Company's
offices and appropriate travel and entertainment expenses. During the period
commencing on February 1, 2000 and ending on July 1, 2000 the Company will
reimburse the Executive up to $1,250 per month for hotel expenses in Manhattan,
temporary apartment lease expenses in Manhattan, and car service to the
Executive's home in Bayville, Long Island.

                           4.2 COMPENSATION/BENEFIT PROGRAMS. During the Term of
Employment, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in all medical,
dental, hospitalization, accidental death and dismemberment, disability, travel
and life insurance plans applicable to the Company's senior executives
generally, and any and all other plans as are presently and hereinafter offered
by the Company generally to its executives, including, without limitation,
savings, pension, profit-sharing and deferred compensation plans, subject to the
general eligibility and participation provisions set forth in such plans. The
Company will use its best commercial efforts to obtain an administrative
exception to permit the Executive to participate in the Company's 401K Plan
effective January 1, 2000. The Company shall pay or reimburse the Executive for
any and all reasonable expenses the Executive incurs to maintain health care
continuation coverage under Section 4980B of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended ('COBRA') for the Executive, the Executive's spouse, and the
Executive's dependents under any and all health care plans of the Executive's
prior employer through May 2, 2000.

                           4.3 TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE. Except as set forth in
Section 4.1, the Executive will not be entitled to reimbursement for his
expenses in commuting to and from the Company's offices.

                           4.4 STOCK OPTIONS.

                                    a. During the Term of Employment, the
Executive shall be eligible to be granted options (the 'Stock Options') to
purchase the Common Stock of the Company under (and therefore subject to) all
terms and conditions of the Company's Stock Option Plan. The number of Stock
Options and terms and conditions of the Stock Options shall be determined by the
Committee appointed pursuant to the Stock Option Plan, or by the Board of
Directors of the Company, in its discretion and pursuant to the Stock Option
Plan.

                                    b. Upon the execution and delivery of this
Agreement and approval of the same by the Company's Board of Directors, the
Company shall grant to the Executive qualified Stock Options (incentive stock
options) to purchase 500,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock at an initial
exercise price of $33.25 per share provided, that this grant is subject to
shareholder approval of amendments to the Company's Stock Option Plan sufficient
to permit that number of incentive Stock Options to be granted to the Executive;
and further provided, that the Company undertakes to seek to obtain such
shareholder approval no later than at its next annual meeting of shareholders.
All of the Stock Options referred to in this paragraph (b) shall be subject to
the terms and conditions set forth on the form of stock option instrument
attached hereto as Exhibit A. The Company represents and warrants that the stock
option instrument shall evidence a valid and enforceable grant of Stock Options
by the Company upon approval of the grant by the Company's Board of Directors.




                                    c. If the Executive has fulfilled (or, as
determined by the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, in
its sole discretion, substantially attained) performance goals to be established
by the Company's Chief Executive Officer for the period of one year terminating
on the first anniversary of the Commencement Date, and/or has fulfilled (or, as
determined by the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, in
its sole discretion, substantially attained) performance goals to be established
by the Company's Chief Executive Officer for the one year period ending on the
second anniversary of the Commencement Date or the one year period ending on the
third anniversary of the Commencement Date, on any such anniversary on which the
applicable performance goals have been so fulfilled or so substantially attained
additional Stock Options to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock
of the Company's outstanding shares of Common Stock, shall be issued to the
Executive. These Stock Options are in addition to and not in substitution for
any other Stock Options granted to the Executive. These additional Stock Options
shall be exercisable at the average closing trading price of the Company's
common stock on the principal exchange or market on which its stock is traded
for the five (5) business days ending on the date of issuance, shall be vested
immediately upon grant, and shall otherwise be on substantially the same terms
and conditions as the other Stock Options granted to the Executive pursuant to
Section 4.4(b). All such performance goals established hereunder shall be set
forth in writing and delivered to the Executive prior to the one year period to
which they apply except that performance goals for the first year shall be
delivered to the Executive as soon as is reasonably practicable. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, the grant of additional stock options referred to in this
paragraph is subject to shareholder approval of amendments to the Company's
Stock Option Plan sufficient to permit that number of additional incentive Stock
Options to be granted to the Executive. The Company undertakes to seek to obtain
such shareholder approval no later than at its next annual meeting of
shareholders.

                           4.5 VACATION BENEFITS. The Executive shall be
entitled to four (4) weeks of vacation time each calendar year during the Term
of employment under this Agreement, to be taken at such times as the Executive
and the Company shall mutually determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in view
of the Company's current circumstances the Executive will not (i) take more than
one week of vacation time in any 30-day period unless otherwise mutually agreed
with the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Vacation time that is not used
in one year may be carried over to the next year but may not be carried over
beyond that year.

                           4.6 OTHER BENEFITS. The Executive shall receive such
additional benefits, if any, as the Board of the Company shall from time to time
determine. In addition, upon execution of this Agreement the Company shall
reimburse the Executive (upon presentation of reasonable documentation therefor)
for the Executive's reasonable legal fees in connection with the negotiation of
this Agreement, not to exceed $10,000.

                  5. TERMINATION.




                           5.1 TERMINATION FOR CAUSE. The Company shall at all
times have the right, upon written notice (which shall identify the basis for
dismissal per this Section and describe in general terms conduct or
circumstances constituting a basis for dismissal) to the Executive, to terminate
the Term of Employment, for Cause. For purposes of this Agreement, the term
'Cause' shall mean (i) an action or omission of the Executive which constitutes
a willful and material breach of, or failure or refusal (other than by reason of
the Executive's disability) to perform the Executive's duties under, this
Agreement, which is not cured within fifteen (15) days after receipt by the
Executive of written notice of same if such action or omission is capable of
being so cured, (ii) habitual insobriety or illegal use of controlled substances
(other than under the supervision of a licensed physician); (iii) habitual
absenteeism; (iv) fraud, non-disclosed self-dealing, embezzlement or
misappropriation of funds or property or breach of fiduciary duties in
connection with the Executive's services hereunder, (v) conviction of a felony;
(vi) conviction of any other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
which, in the Company's reasonable judgment, if the same were to become publicly
known or known within the Company or to its employees, suppliers or customers,
may be materially adverse to the reputation of the Company or the Executive, may
materially impair the standing of the Company or the Executive in the business
community or local community or with the employees, suppliers and customers of
the Company, may materially impair the Executive's ability to continue to be an
effective officer and representative of the Company, or may tend to expose the
Company or the Executive to ridicule; or (vii) gross negligence in connection
with the performance of the Executive's duties hereunder which is not cured, to
the extent that the same is curable, within fifteen (15) days after receipt by
the Executive of written notice of same. Upon any termination pursuant to this
Section 5.1, the Company shall pay to the Executive the Executive's Base Salary,
earned but unpaid Bonuses and earned but unused vacation days (treating vacation
days, for this purpose, as being earned in accordance with the Company's
policies as may be applicable to executives generally from time to time) to the
date of termination. The Company shall have no further liability hereunder other
than its obligations, if any, (i) in accordance with the terms of options
granted to the Executive through the date of termination, (ii) reimbursement for
reasonable business expenses incurred by the Executive prior to the date of
termination, subject, however, to the provisions of Section 4.1, and (iii)
applicable statutes..

                           5.2 DISABILITY. The Company shall at all times have
the right, upon prior written notice to the Executive, to terminate the Term of
Employment, if the Executive shall as the result of mental or physical
incapacity, illness or disability, become unable to perform the Executive's
obligations hereunder for a total of 180 days in any 12-month period. The
Company shall rely upon a certification performed by the Company's disability
insurer or by a physician jointly chosen by the Executive's doctor and the
Company's doctor to determine whether the Executive continues to be disabled
provided that if the Executive does not submit to examination by such a medical
doctor for such purpose (if requested by the Company) then the Company may
terminate the Executive's employment if the Executive shall become entitled to
benefits under the Company's applicable long-term disability plan if any is then
in effect. Upon any termination pursuant to this Section 5.2, the Company shall
(i) pay to the Executive any unpaid Base Salary through the effective date of
termination specified in such notice (which date shall not be prior to the date
upon which such notice is given), (ii) pay to the Executive the Executive's
accrued but unpaid Incentive Compensation, if any, for any Bonus Period ending



on or before the date of termination of the Executive's employment with the
Company, (iii) continue to pay the Executive through the date which is six (6)
months after such termination (the period ending on such date being hereinafter
called the 'Continuation Period'), an amount equal to the Base Salary the
Executive was receiving at the time of the Executive's termination hereunder due
to disability, such amount to be paid in the manner and at such times as the
Base Salary otherwise would have been payable to the Executive, and (iv)
continue to pay the Executive Incentive Compensation and continue to provide the
Executive with the benefits the Executive was receiving under Section 4.2 hereof
(the 'Benefits') through the Continuation Period (to the extent permitted under
the terms of applicable insurance and other benefit programs of the Company then
in affect and covering the Executive, and provided further that the Company
shall not take any affirmative action from the time of giving notice of
termination hereunder to the Executive through the end of the Continuation
Period which would cause the relevant insurance and other benefits available to
the Executive to be reduced or eliminated) following the termination of the
Executive's employment with the Company, in the manner and at such times as such
Incentive Compensation and Benefits otherwise would have been payable or
provided to the Executive, provided that the amounts payable to the Executive
pursuant to the foregoing clauses (i) through (iv) shall be reduced by the
amount actually paid to the Executive pursuant to the disability insurance
referred to in Section 4.2 hereof. The Company shall have no further liability
hereunder other than its obligations, if any, (i) in accordance with the terms
of options granted to the Executive through the date of termination, (ii)
reimbursement for reasonable business expenses incurred by the Executive prior
to the date of termination, subject, however, to the provisions of Section 4.1,
and (iii) applicable statutes..

                           5.3 DEATH. Upon the death of the Executive during the
Term of Employment the Executive's employment by the Company will automatically
terminate and, reasonably promptly thereafter, the Company shall (i) pay to the
estate of the deceased Executive any unpaid Base Salary through the Executive's
date of death, (ii) pay to the estate of the deceased Executive the Executive's
accrued but unpaid Incentive Compensation, if any, for any Bonus Period ending
on or before the Executive's date of death, (iii) continue to pay to the estate
of the deceased Executive the Base Salary the Executive was receiving at the
time of the Executive's death through the date which is six (6) months after
such death (the period ending on such date being hereinafter called the 'Death
Continuation Period'), in the manner and at such times as the Base Salary
otherwise would have been payable to the Executive, and (iv) continue to pay to
the estate of the deceased Executive Incentive Compensation through the Death
Continuation Period, in the manner and at such times as such Incentive
Compensation would have been payable or provided to the Executive. The Company
shall have no further liability hereunder other than its obligations, if any,
(i) in accordance with the terms of options granted to the Executive through the
date of termination, (ii) reimbursement for reasonable business expenses
incurred by the Executive prior to the date of termination, subject, however, to
the provisions of Section 4.1, and (iii) applicable statutes.

                           5.4 TERMINATION WITHOUT CAUSE. At any time the
Company shall have the right to terminate the Executive's employment hereunder
without Cause by prior written notice to the Executive. Upon any termination
pursuant to this Section 5.4, the Company shall (i) pay to the Executive any
unpaid Base Salary through the effective date of termination specified in such



notice, (ii) pay to the Executive the accrued but unpaid Incentive Compensation,
if any, for any Bonus Period ending on or before the date of the termination of
the Executive's employment with the Company, and a prorated portion of the Bonus
earned, if any, for the quarterly Bonus Period, if any, in which the termination
occurs, (iii) continue to pay the Executive's Base Salary and Incentive
Compensation through the date which is six (6) months after such termination
(the period ending on such date being hereinafter called the 'Non-Cause
Termination Continuation Period'), in the manner and at such time as the Base
Salary and Incentive Compensation otherwise would have been payable to the
Executive, and (iv) continue to provide the Executive with the Benefits the
Executive was receiving under Section 4.2 hereof (to the extent permitted under
the terms of applicable insurance and other benefit programs of the Company then
in affect and covering the Executive, and provided further that the Company
shall not take any affirmative action from the time of giving notice of
termination to the Executive through the end of the Non-Cause Termination
Continuation Period which would cause the relevant insurance and other benefits
available to the Executive to be reduced or eliminated) during the Non-Cause
Termination Continuation Period, in the manner and at such times as the Benefits
otherwise would have been payable or provided to the Executive. The Company
shall have no further liability hereunder other than its obligations, if any,
(i) in accordance with the terms of options granted to the Executive through the
date of termination, (ii) reimbursement for reasonable business expenses
incurred by the Executive prior to the date of termination, subject, however, to
the provisions of Section 4.1, and (iii) applicable statutes.

                           5.5 TERMINATION BY EXECUTIVE.

                                    a. The Executive shall at all times have the
right, upon ninety (90) days prior written notice to the Company, to terminate
the Term of Employment.

                                    b. Upon termination of the Term of
Employment (not pursuant to Section 5.5(c) or Section 5.6) pursuant to this
Section 5.5 by the Executive without Good Reason, the Company shall (i) pay to
the Executive any unpaid Base Salary through the effective date of termination
specified in such notice, (ii) pay to the Executive the accrued but unpaid
Incentive Compensation, if any, for any Bonus Period ending on or before the
date of the termination of the Executive's employment with the Company, and
(iii) continue to provide the Executive with the Benefits the Executive was
receiving under Section 4.2 hereof through the date of such termination (to the
extent permitted under the terms of applicable insurance and other benefit
programs of the Company then in effect and covering the Executive, provided that
the Company will take no affirmative action from the time of receiving notice of
termination from the Executive through the date of termination which would cause
the relevant insurance and other benefits available to the Executive to be
reduced in any material fashion or eliminated except as such actions are
applicable to all executives of the Company generally), in the manner and at
such times as the Benefits otherwise would have been payable or provided to the
Executive. The Company shall have no further liability hereunder other than its
obligations, if any, (i) in accordance with the terms of options granted to the
Executive through the date of termination, (ii) reimbursement for reasonable
business expenses incurred by the Executive prior to the date of termination,
subject, however, to the provisions of Section 4.1, and (iii) applicable
statutes.




                                    c. Upon termination of the Term of
Employment (not pursuant to Section 5.5(b) or Section 5.6) by the Executive for
Good Reason, the Company shall (i) pay to the Executive any unpaid Base Salary
through the effective date of termination specified in such notice, (ii) pay to
the Executive the accrued but unpaid Incentive Compensation, if any, for any
Bonus Period ending on or before the date of the termination of the Executive's
employment with the Company, and a prorated portion of the Bonus earned, if any,
for the quarterly Bonus Period, if any, in which the termination occurs, (iii)
continue to pay the Executive's Base Salary and Incentive Compensation through
the date which is six (6) months after such termination (the period ending on
such date being hereinafter called the 'Good Cause Termination Continuation
Period'), in the manner and at such time as the Base Salary and Incentive
Compensation otherwise would have been payable to the Executive, and (iv)
continue to provide the Executive with the Benefits the Executive was receiving
under Section 4.2 hereof (to the extent permitted under the terms of applicable
insurance and other benefit programs of the Company then in effect and covering
the Executive, and provided further that the Company shall not take any
affirmative action from the time of giving notice of termination to the
Executive through the end of the Good Cause Termination Continuation Period
which would cause the relevant insurance and other benefits available to the
Executive to be reduced or eliminated except as such actions are applicable to
all executives of the Company generally) during the Good Cause Termination
Continuation Period, in the manner and at such times as the Benefits otherwise
would have been payable or provided to the Executive. The Company shall have no
further liability hereunder other than its obligations, if any, (i) in
accordance with the terms of options granted to the Executive through the date
of termination, (ii) reimbursement for reasonable business expenses incurred by
the Executive prior to the date of termination, subject, however, to the
provisions of Section 4.1, and (iii) applicable statutes.

                                    d. For purposes of this Agreement, 'Good
Reason' shall mean any of the following:

                                             (i) the assignment to the Executive
of any material duties inconsistent in any material respect with the Executive's
duties and position (including status, offices, titles and reporting
relationships) as defined hereunder or any other action by the Company which
results in a material diminution in the Executive's position, authority, duties
or responsibilities from those contemplated by Section 1.2 of this Agreement,
which is not remedied by the Company within fifteen (15) days after receipt of
written notice from the Executive of the same, excluding for this purpose any
isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith;

                                             (ii) any material failure by the
Company to comply with any of the provisions of Article 3 of this Agreement
which is not remedied by the Company within fifteen (15) days after receipt of
written notice thereof given by the Executive, other than an isolated,
insubstantial and inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and which is
remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof given by the
Executive;



                                             (iii) the Company's requiring the
Executive to be based at any office or location more than 60 miles outside of
New York City, NY, except for business trips reasonably required in the
performance of the Executive's responsibilities; or

                                             (iv) any purported termination by
the Company of the Executive's employment otherwise than pursuant to Sections
5.1 - 5.4 of this Agreement.

                           5.6 CHANGE IN CONTROL OF THE COMPANY.

                                    a. Unless otherwise provided in this
Agreement, in the event that a Change in Control (as defined in paragraph (b) of
this Section 5.6) in the Company shall occur during the Term of Employment, and
prior to the first anniversary of the date of the Change in Control, either (x)
the Term of Employment is terminated by the Company without Cause, pursuant to
Section 5.4 hereof or (y) the Executive terminates the Term of Employment for
Good Reason pursuant to Section 5.5(c) hereof, the Company shall (1) pay to the
Executive any unpaid Base Salary through the effective date of termination, (2)
pay to the Executive the Incentive Compensation, if any, not yet paid to the
Executive for any Bonus Period prior to such termination, at such time as the
Incentive Compensation otherwise would have been payable to the Executive, and
(3) pay to the Executive in a lump sum payment an amount equal to the amount of
the Executive's Base Salary for the six (6) months preceding such termination.
If, during the Term of Employment, any Change in Control should occur and, prior
to the first anniversary of the date of the Change in Control, either (x) the
Term of Employment is terminated by the Company without Cause, pursuant to
Section 5.4 hereof or (y) the Executive terminates the Term of Employment for
Good Reason pursuant to Section 5.5(c) hereof, the Executive's unvested Stock
Options shall be vested and become immediately exercisable. In addition, if a
Change in Control transaction shall occur in which the Company is not the
surviving entity and the acquiror does not agree to assume the obligations
represented by the Stock Option rights of the Executive on or prior to the
closing of the Change in Control transaction on such terms and conditions as
shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, then the Executive's unvested
Stock Options shall be vested and become immediately exercisable immediately
prior to the consummation of the closing of such Change in Control transaction
so as to permit the Executive to dispose of the shares of Common Stock
underlying such Stock Options in that Change in Control transaction on
substantially the same terms and conditions as are applicable to shareholders of
the Company generally. If any of the Executive's Stock Options shall vest
according to the applicable vesting schedule, the unexercised options which
shall have vested before or after any such Change in Control shall continue to
be exercisable for a period of three months from the date of any termination of
the Executive's employment by the Company following such Change in Control. The
Company shall have no further liability hereunder (other than for reimbursement
for reasonable business expenses incurred prior to the date of termination,
subject, however, to the provisions of Section 4.1).

                                    b. For purposes of this Agreement, the term
'Change in Control' shall mean:




                                             (i) Approval by the shareholders of
the Company of (x) a reorganization, merger, consolidation or other form of
corporate transaction or series of transactions, in each case, with respect to
which persons who were the shareholders of the Company immediately prior to such
reorganization, merger or consolidation or other transaction do not, immediately
thereafter, own more than 50% of the combined voting power entitled to vote
generally in the election of directors of the reorganized, merged or
consolidated company's then outstanding voting securities, in substantially the
same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such reorganization,
merger, consolidation or other transaction, or (y) a liquidation or dissolution
of the Company or (z) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the
Company (unless such reorganization, merger, consolidation or other corporate
transaction, liquidation, dissolution or sale is subsequently abandoned);

                                             (ii) Individuals who, as of the
Commencement Date of this Agreement, constitute the Board (the 'Incumbent
Board') cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board,
provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to the Commencement Date
of this Agreement whose election, or nomination for election by the Company's
shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors
then comprising the Incumbent Board (other than an election or nomination of an
individual whose initial assumption of office is in connection with an actual or
threatened election contest relating to the election of the Directors of the
Company, as such terms are used in Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated
under the Securities Exchange Act) shall be, for purposes of this Agreement,
considered as though such person were a member of the Incumbent Board; or

                                             (iii) the acquisition by any
person, entity or 'group', within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of
the Securities Exchange Act, of more than 30% of either the then outstanding
shares of the Company's Common Stock or the combined voting power of the
Company's then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the
election of directors (hereinafter referred to as the ownership of a
'Controlling Interest') excluding, for this purpose, any acquisitions by (1) the
Company, (2) any person, entity or 'group' that as of the Commencement Date of
this Agreement owns beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3
promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act) of a Controlling Interest, (3)
Rosalind Resnick and/or Ryan Scott Druckenmiller or their respective affiliates,
or (4) any employee benefit plan of the Company.

                                    c. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term
'Change in Control' shall NOT include any transaction, event or circumstance as
a result of which or after which Rosalind Resnick, Ryan Scott Druckenmiller, and
their respective affiliates continue to own, in the aggregate, the largest
percentage of shares of the Company owned by any shareholder of the Company.

                           5.7 RESIGNATION. Upon any termination of employment
pursuant to this Article 5, the Executive shall be deemed to have resigned as an
officer, and if the Executive was then serving as a director of the Company, as
a director, and if required by the Board, the Executive hereby agrees to
immediately execute a resignation letter to the Board.




                           5.8 SURVIVAL. The provisions of this Article 5 shall
survive the termination of this Agreement, as applicable.

                  6. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS.

                           6.1 NON-COMPETITION. At all times while the Executive
is employed by the Company and for a two (2) year period after the termination
of the Executive's employment with the Company for any reason (other than (a)
termination by the Company without Cause or (b) termination by the Executive for
Good Reason (as defined in Section 5.5(d) hereof) or (c) termination by the
Company prior to the first anniversary of a Change in Control other than for
Cause), the Executive shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in or have any
interest in any sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or business or any
other person or entity (whether as an employee, officer, director, partner,
agent, security holder, creditor, consultant or otherwise) that directly engages
in competition with the Company (for this purpose, any business unit or division
that provides e-mail marketing services to third parties for compensation and
derives more than five percent (5%) of the division's or unit's revenues from
those activities shall be deemed to be in competition with the Company);
provided that such provision shall not apply to the Executive's ownership of
Common Stock of the Company or the acquisition by the Executive, solely as an
investment, of securities of any issuer that is registered under Section 12(b)
or 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that are listed
or admitted for trading on any United States national securities exchange or
that are quoted on the Nasdaq, or any similar system or automated dissemination
of quotations of securities prices in common use, so long as the Executive does
not control, acquire a controlling interest in or become a member of a group
which exercises direct or indirect control or, more than one percent (1%) of any
class of capital stock of such corporation.

                           6.2 NONDISCLOSURE. The Executive shall not during the
Executive's employment under this Agreement or after the termination of such
employment divulge, communicate, use to the detriment of the Company or for the
benefit of any other person or persons, or misuse in any way, any Confidential
Information (as hereinafter defined) pertaining to the business of the Company.
Any Confidential Information or data now or hereafter acquired by the Executive
with respect to the business of the Company (which shall include, but not be
limited to, information concerning the Company's financial condition, prospects,
technology, customers, suppliers, sources of leads and methods of doing
business) shall be deemed a valuable, special and unique asset of the Company
that is received by the Executive in confidence and as a fiduciary, and
Executive shall remain a fiduciary to the Company with respect to all of such
information. For purposes of this Agreement, 'Confidential Information' means
information disclosed to the Executive or known by the Executive as a
consequence of or through the Executive's employment by the Company (including
information conceived, originated, discovered or developed by the Executive)
prior to or after the date hereof (up to the date of termination of the
Executive's employment pursuant to this Agreement), and whose existence or
significance or utility in respect of the Company or its business is not
generally known. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall be deemed
to restrict the Executive from disclosing Confidential Information to the extent
required by law or in the valid performance of the Executive's duties.




                           6.3 NONSOLICITATION OF EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS. At all
times while the Executive is employed by the Company and for a one (1) year
period after the termination of the Executive's employment with the Company for
any reason, the Executive shall not, directly or indirectly, for the Executive
or for any other person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or other
entity (a) employ or attempt to employ or enter into any contractual arrangement
with any employee or former employee of the Company, until a period of at least
six (6) months has elapsed from the date of termination of the employment of
such person with the Company, and/or (b) call on or solicit any of the actual or
targeted prospective clients of the Company on behalf of any person or entity in
connection with any business competitive with the business of the Company, while
the Executive is employed by the Company, or in connection with any email direct
marketing business for a one-year period after the termination of the
Executive's employment, nor shall the Executive make known the names and
addresses of such clients or any information relating in any manner to the
Company's trade or business relationships with such customers, other than in
connection with the performance of the Executive's duties under this Agreement.

                           6.4 OWNERSHIP OF DEVELOPMENTS. All copyrights,
patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights associated with
any ideas, concepts, techniques, inventions, processes, or works of authorship
developed or created by the Executive during the course of performing work for
the Company or its clients (collectively, the 'Work Product') shall belong
exclusively to the Company and shall, to the extent possible, be considered a
work made by the Executive for hire for the Company within the meaning of Title
17 of the United States Code. To the extent the Work Product may not be
considered work made by the Executive for hire for the Company, the Executive
agrees to assign, and automatically assigns at the time of creation of the Work
Product, without any requirement of further consideration, any right, title, or
interest the Executive may have in such Work Product. Upon the request of the
Company, the Executive shall take such further actions, including execution and
delivery of instruments of conveyance, as may be appropriate to give full and
proper effect to such assignment.

                           6.5 BOOKS AND RECORDS. All books, records, and
accounts relating in any manner to the customers or clients of the Company,
whether prepared by the Executive or otherwise coming into the Executive's
possession, shall be the exclusive property of the Company and shall be returned
immediately to the Company on termination of the Executive's employment
hereunder or on the Company's request at any time, upon which the Executive
shall not retain any copies of the same in any media whatsoever.

                           6.6 DEFINITION OF COMPANY. Solely for purposes of
this Article 6, the term 'Company' also shall include any existing or future
subsidiaries of the Company that are operating during the time periods described
herein and any other entities that directly or indirectly, through one or more
intermediaries, control, are controlled by or are under common control with the
Company during the periods described herein.

                           6.7 ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY EXECUTIVE. The Executive
acknowledges and confirms that (a) the restrictive covenants contained in this
Article 6 are reasonable and necessary to protect the legitimate business
interests of the Company, and (b) the restrictions contained in this Article 6



(including without limitation the length of the term of the provisions of this
Article 6) are not overbroad, overlong, or unfair and are not the result of
overreaching, duress or coercion of any kind. The Executive further acknowledges
and confirms that the Executive's full, uninhibited and faithful observance of
each of the covenants contained in this Article 6 will not cause the Executive
any undue hardship, financial or otherwise, and that enforcement of each of the
covenants contained herein will not impair the Executive's ability to obtain
employment commensurate with the Executive's abilities and on terms fully
acceptable to the Executive or otherwise to obtain income required for the
comfortable support of the Executive and the Executive's family and fulfillment
of the Executive's obligations to the Executive's creditors. The Executive
acknowledges and confirms that the Executive's special knowledge of the business
of the Company is such as would cause the Company serious injury or loss if the
Executive were to use such ability and knowledge to the benefit of a competitor
or were to compete with the Company in violation of the terms of this Article 6.
The Executive further acknowledges that the restrictions contained in this
Article 6 are intended to be, and shall be, for the benefit of and shall be
enforceable by, the Company and its successors and assigns, including, without
limitation, any successor to the Company, whether by merger, consolidation, sale
of stock, sale of assets or otherwise.

                           6.8 REFORMATION BY COURT. In the event that a court
of competent jurisdiction shall determine that any provision of this Article 6
is invalid or more restrictive than permitted under the governing law of such
jurisdiction, then only as to enforcement of this Article 6 within the
jurisdiction of such court, such provision shall be interpreted and enforced as
if it provided for the maximum restriction permitted under such governing law.

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                           6.10 SURVIVAL. The provisions of this Article 6 shall
survive the termination of this Agreement, as applicable.

                  7. INJUNCTION. It is recognized and hereby acknowledged by the
parties hereto that a breach by the Executive of any of the covenants contained
in Article 6 of this Agreement will cause irreparable harm and damage to the
Company, the monetary amount of which may be virtually impossible to ascertain.
As a result, the Executive recognizes and hereby acknowledges that the Company
shall be entitled, without the necessity of proving damages or posting a bond,
to an injunction from any court of competent jurisdiction enjoining and
restraining any violation of any or all of the covenants contained in Article 6
of this Agreement by the Executive or any of the Executive's affiliates,
associates, partners or agents, either directly or indirectly, and that such
right to injunction shall be cumulative and in addition to whatever other
remedies the Company may possess. If the Company should fail to obtain any
injunction when the Company seeks an injunction pursuant to this Section (other
than due to the fact that the parties reach a settlement or the Executive ceases
the activities complained of by the Company without need of an injunction), then
the Company shall reimburse the Executive for the Executive's reasonable
attorney's fees and expenses pertaining to the proceedings to seek the
injunction.




                  8. MEDIATION. In the event a dispute arises out of or relates
to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled
through negotiation, the parties hereby agree first to attempt in good faith to
settle the dispute by mediation administered by the American Arbitration
Association under its Employment Mediation Rules before resorting to arbitration
as set forth in Section 9 below. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) the Company
has the right to seek an injunction under Section 7 hereof, and (ii) either
party may seek an injunction or entry of judgment on an arbitration award under
Section 9 of this Agreement. The cost and expenses of mediators (but not the
fees and expenses of any counsel or other professional representing any party
other than the Company) shall be borne by the Company. If any dispute is settled
by mediation pursuant to this Section and the Company fails to achieve any
decision in its favor, then the Company shall reimburse the Executive for the
Executive's reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses pertaining to the mediation
proceedings.

                  9. ARBITRATION. In the event that mediation pursuant to
Section 8 of this Agreement has failed after thirty (30) days or the parties to
this Agreement both agree not to mediate, any dispute or controversy arising
under or in connection with this Agreement shall be settled exclusively by
arbitration in New York County, New York, in accordance with the Rules of the
American Arbitration Association then in effect with respect to arbitration of
commercial matters (except to the extent that the procedures outlined below
differ from such rules). Within ten (10) days after written notice by either
party has been given that a dispute exists and that arbitration is required,
each party must select an arbitrator and those two arbitrators shall promptly,
but in no event later than ten (10) days after their selection, select a third
arbitrator. The parties agree to act as expeditiously as possible to select
arbitrators and conclude the dispute. The selected arbitrators must render their
decision in writing. The cost and expenses of the arbitrators (but not the fees
and expenses of any counsel or other professional representing any party other
than the Company) shall be borne by the Company. Judgment may be entered on the
arbitrators' award in any court having jurisdiction. Pursuit of an injunction
shall not impair arbitration on all remaining issues. If any dispute is settled
by arbitration pursuant to this Section and the Company fails to achieve any
decision in its favor, then the Company shall reimburse the Executive for the
Executive's reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses pertaining to the
arbitration proceedings.

                  10. ASSIGNMENT. Neither party shall have the right to assign
or delegate their rights or obligations hereunder, or any portion thereof, to
any other person, except that the rights of the Company may be assigned by the
Company to any person or entity acquiring a substantial portion of the Company's
assets or to any successor of the Company.

                  11. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

                  12. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement constitutes the entire
agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof
and, upon its effectiveness, shall supersede all prior agreements,
understandings and arrangements, both oral and written, between the Executive
and the Company (or any of its affiliates) with respect to such subject matter.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement does not modify or supersede the



agreement whereby the Executive agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors,
and said agreement remains in full force and effect. This Agreement may not be
modified in any way unless by a written instrument signed by both the Company
and the Executive.

                  13. NOTICES: All notices required or permitted to be given
hereunder shall be in writing and shall be personally delivered or sent by
same-day or overnight courier, sent by registered or certified mail, all
applicable postage prepaid, return receipt requested or sent by confirmed
facsimile transmission addressed as set forth herein. Notices personally
delivered, sent by facsimile or sent by overnight courier shall be deemed given
on the date of delivery and notices mailed in accordance with the foregoing
shall be deemed given upon the earlier of receipt by the addressee, as evidenced
by the return receipt thereof, or three (3) days after deposit in the U.S. mail.
Notice shall be sent (i) if to the Company, addressed to NetCreations, Inc., 379
West Broadway, Suite 202, New York, New York 10012, attention: Chief Executive
Officer, with a copy to Greenberg Traurig, Met Life Building, 200 Park Avenue,
15th Floor, New York, New York 10166, Attention: Andrew J. Cosentino, Esq.; and
(ii) if to the Executive, to the Executive's address as reflected on the payroll
records of the Company, or to such other address as either party hereto may from
time to time give notice of to the other.

                  14. BENEFITS; BINDING EFFECT. This Agreement shall be for the
benefit of and binding upon the parties hereto and their respective heirs,
personal representatives, legal representatives, and successors, including,
without limitation, any successor to the Company, whether by merger,
consolidation, sale of stock, sale of assets or otherwise. Notwithstanding
anything to the contrary in this Agreement, neither this Agreement nor the Stock
Options contemplated hereby shall be effective or binding until the same shall
have been approved by the Company's Board of Directors., whether by merger,
consolidation, sale of stock, sale of assets or otherwise.

                  15. SEVERABILITY. The invalidity of any one or more of the
words, phrases, sentences, clauses or sections contained in this Agreement shall
not affect the enforceability of the remaining portions of this Agreement or any
part thereof, all of which are inserted conditionally on their being valid in
law, and, in the event that any one or more of the words, phrases, sentences,
clauses or sections contained in this Agreement shall be declared invalid, this
Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid word or words, phrase or
phrases, sentence or sentences, clause or clauses, or section or sections had
not been inserted. If such invalidity is caused by length of time or size of
area, or both, the otherwise invalid provision will be considered to be reduced
to a period or area which would cure such invalidity.

                  16. WAIVERS. The waiver by either party hereto of a breach or
violation of any term or provision of this Agreement shall not operate nor be
construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach or violation.

                  17. DAMAGES. Subject to compliance with Sections 7, 8 and 9 of
this Agreement, to the extent applicable, nothing contained herein shall be
construed to prevent the Company or the Executive from seeking and recovering
from the other damages sustained by either or both of them as a result of its or



the Executive's breach of any term or provision of this Agreement. In the event
that either party hereto brings suit for the collection of any damages resulting
from, or the injunction of any action constituting, a breach of any of the terms
or provisions of this Agreement, then the party found to be at fault shall pay
all reasonable court costs and attorneys' fees of the other.

                  18. SECTION HEADINGS. The section headings contained in this
Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the
meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

                  19. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY. Nothing expressed or implied
in this Agreement is intended, or shall be construed, to confer upon or give any
person any rights or remedies under or by reason of this Agreement, other than
the Company, the parties hereto and their respective heirs, personal
representatives, legal representatives, and successors, including, without
limitation, any successor to the Company, whether by merger, consolidation, sale
of stock, sale of assets or otherwise.

                  20. INDEMNIFICATION.

                                    a. The Company shall indemnify and hold
harmless the Executive to the fullest extent permitted by law from and against
any and all claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees),
judgments, penalties, fines, settlements, and all other liabilities incurred or
paid by the Executive in connection with the investigation, defense,
prosecution, settlement or appeal of any threatened, pending or completed
action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or
investigative and to which the Executive was or is a party or is threatened to
be made a party by reason of the fact that the Executive is or was an officer,
employee or agent of the Company, or by reason of anything done or not done by
the Executive in any such capacity or capacities, provided that the Executive
acted in good faith, in a manner that was not grossly negligent and did not
constitute willful misconduct and in a manner the Executive reasonably believed
to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company, and, with respect
to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the
Executive's conduct was unlawful. The Company also shall pay any and all
reasonable expenses (including attorney's fees) incurred by the Executive as a
result of the Executive being called as a witness in connection with any matter
involving the Company and/or any of its officers or directors (other than an
action or suit by the Company against the Executive).

                                    b. The Company shall pay any reasonable
expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments, penalties, fines, settlements,
and other liabilities incurred by the Executive in investigating, defending,
settling or appealing any action, suit or proceeding described in this Section
20 (other than an action or proceeding by the Company against the Executive) in
advance of the final disposition of such action, suit or proceeding. The Company
shall promptly pay the amount of such expenses to the Executive, but in no event
later than ten (10) days following the Executive's delivery to the Company of a
written request for an advance pursuant to this Section 20, together with a
reasonable accounting of such expenses.




                                    c. The Executive hereby undertakes and
agrees to repay to the Company any advances made pursuant to this Section 20 if
and to the extent that it shall ultimately be agreed by the parties or
determined by a court that the Executive is not entitled to be indemnified by
the Company for such amounts.

                                    d. The Company shall make the advances
contemplated by this Section 20 regardless of the Executive's financial ability
to make repayment, and regardless of whether indemnification of the Indemnitee
by the Company will ultimately be required. Any advances and undertakings to
repay pursuant to this Section 20 shall be unsecured and interest-free.

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               e. The provisions of this Section 20 shall survive
the termination of this Agreement.






         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of
the date first above written.

                                          COMPANY:
                                          NETCREATIONS, INC.
                                          By:___________________________________
                                             Name:  Rosalind Resnick
                                             Title: Chief Executive Officer


                                          EXECUTIVE:
                                          By:___________________________________
                                               Mitchell York, individually