$500,000 January 3, 2001
San Carlos, California
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned Borrower promises to pay to
Liberate Technologies, Inc. ("Liberate") at its principal executive offices the
principal sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), together with
interest from the date of this Note on the unpaid principal balance, upon the
terms and conditions specified below.
1. TERM AND AMORTIZATION. The principal balance of this Note,
together with interest accrued and unpaid to date, shall be due and payable at
the close of business on the second anniversary of the date of this Note. The
entire principal balance of this Note, together with interest accrued and unpaid
to date, shall be due and payable 60 days after the Borrower's employment with
2. RATE OF INTEREST. Interest shall accrue under this Note on any
unpaid principal balance at the rate of 5.90% per annum, compounded annually.
3. PREPAYMENT. Prepayment of principal and interest may be made at
any time, without penalty.
4. NOTE DUE AND PAYABLE. The entire unpaid principal sum and unpaid
interest under this Note shall become immediately due and payable upon:
(a) The failure of the Borrower to pay when due the principal
balance and accrued interest on this Note and the continuation of such
default for more than 30 days; or
(b) The insolvency of the Borrower, the commission of an act of
bankruptcy by the Borrower, the execution by the Borrower of a general
assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the filing by or against the
Borrower of a petition in bankruptcy or a petition for relief under the
provisions of the federal bankruptcy act or another state or federal law
for the relief of debtors and the continuation of such petition without
dismissal for a period of 90 days or more.
5. SECURITY. This Note shall be secured by real property located
at [Confidential Data] San Mateo, California, or such successor property as
the parties mutually designate. Independent of such security, the Borrower
shall be personally liable for payment of this Note. The Borrower will cooperate
with Liberate in promptly filing a deed of trust on the property.
6. COLLECTION. If action is instituted to collect this Note, the
Borrower promises to pay all reasonable costs and expenses (including reasonable
attorney's fees) incurred in connection with such action.
7. WAIVER. No previous waiver and no failure or delay by Liberate
or the Borrower in acting with respect to the terms of this Note shall
constitute a waiver of any breach, default, or failure of condition under this
Note or the obligations secured thereby. A waiver or modification of any term of
this Note or of any of the obligations secured thereby must be made in writing
and signed by a duly authorized officer of Liberate and shall be limited to the
express terms of such waiver.
The Borrower hereby expressly waives presentment and demand for payment
at such time as any payments are due under this Note.
8. CONFLICTING AGREEMENTS. In the event of any inconsistencies
between the terms of this Note and the terms of any other document related to
the loan evidenced by this Note, the terms of this Note shall prevail.
9. GOVERNING LAW. This Note shall be construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of California, and the parties stipulate to the personal
jurisdiction of the state and federal courts for the county of San Mateo,
Name: David A. Limp
/s/ David A. Limp
Signature of Borrower