Notice of Grant of Stock Option - E*Trade Group Inc. and Joshua S. Levine

                              E*TRADE GROUP, INC.
                        NOTICE OF GRANT OF STOCK OPTION
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Notice is hereby given of the following option grant (the 'Option') to purchase
shares of the Common Stock of E*TRADE Group, Inc. (the 'Corporation'):

          Optionee: Joshua S. Levine
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          Grant Date: October 12, 1999                  
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          Vesting Commencement Date: October 12, 1999 
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          Exercise Price: $ 15.00 per share             
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          Number of Option Shares: 100,000 shares       
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          Expiration Date: October 11, 2009            
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          Type of Option: Non-Statutory Stock Option    
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Exercise Schedule:  The Option shall become immediately exercisable with respect
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to all Option Shares.

Optionee understands and agrees that the Option is granted subject to and in
accordance with the terms of the E*TRADE Group, Inc. 1996 Stock Incentive Plan
(the 'Plan').  Optionee further agrees to be bound by the terms of the Plan and
the terms of the Option as set forth in the Stock Option Agreement attached
hereto as Exhibit A.

Optionee hereby acknowledges receipt of a copy of the official prospectus for
the Plan in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.  A copy of the Plan is
available upon request made to the Corporate Secretary at the Corporation's
principal offices.

No Employment or Service Contract.  Nothing in this Notice or in the attached
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Stock Option Agreement or in the Plan shall confer upon Optionee any right to
continue in Service for any period of specific duration or interfere with or
otherwise restrict in any way the rights of the Corporation (or any Parent or
Subsidiary employing or retaining Optionee) or of Optionee, which rights are
hereby expressly reserved by each, to terminate Optionee's Service at any time
for any reason, with or without cause.

 
Definitions.  All capitalized terms in this Notice shall have the meaning
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assigned to them in this Notice or in the attached Stock Option Agreement.


October 12, 1999
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Date


                                   E*TRADE GROUP, INC.
                                                                                

                                   By:  ________________________________________
                                        Christos M. Cotsakos
                                        Chairman & CEO, E*TRADE Group, Inc.

               
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                                   Joshua S. Levine
                                                                                

                                   Address:_____________________________________

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ATTACHMENTS
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Exhibit A - Stock Option Agreement

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