EXHIBIT 10.17

         THIS INDENTURE made the              day of            One thousand
         nine hundred and ninety-five
         BETWEEN LYDGROVE LIMITED having its registered office at Centre Park
         Road, Cork (hereinafter called "the Landlord" which expression shall
         where the context so admits shall include the immediate reversioner or
         reversioners for the time being expectant on the term hereby created)
         of the One Part and VIKING DIRECT LIMITED having its registered office
         at Tollwell Road, Leicester, England, Limited Liability Company
         incorporated in England under Company Office Number 2472621
         (hereinafter called "the Tenant" which expression shall where the
         context so admits shall include its successors in Title) of the Other
         Part WITNESSETH as follows:-

         DEMISE
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         1.  In consideration of the yearly rents (and the increases thereof as
         hereinafter provided) and the covenants on the part of the Tenant and
         the conditions hereinafter reserved and contained the Landlord HEREBY
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         DEMISES unto the Tenant ALL THAT AND THOSE the premises described in
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         the Schedule hereto and all additions alterations and extensions
         thereto (hereinafter called "the demised premises")
         TOGETHER WITH:-

         1.  All Landlord's fixtures and fittings in and about the demised
         premises.

         2.  A right for the Tenant and all persons expressly or by implication
         authorized by the Tenant (in common with the Landlord and all other
         person having like right) to pass and re-pass through the lobby serving
         the demised premises and also the offices on the first floor (which are
         not included in this Demise) for all purposes connected with the use
         and enjoyment of the demised premises not otherwise.

          3.  The right (in common with the Landlord and all others having like
          right) (subject to such reasonable regulations as the Landlord may
          make from time to time in connection with the use thereof) to use the
          forecourt area in front of the demised premises for the purpose of
          parking of motor vehicles and the loading and discharge of goods.

          EXCEPTIONS
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          1.  EXCEPTED AND RESERVED unto the Landlord and any Superior Landlords
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          and their tenants servants agents licensees and all other persons
          entitled from time to time thereto:-

          1.1.1.  The free right of uninterrupted passage and running of water
          soil air gas electricity telephone and other services from and to any
          adjoining or neighbouring property through any gutters pipes sewers
          mains drains watercourses channels conduits ducts flues wires or
          cables which may at any time during the said term be through in over
          or under the demised premises or otherwise together with full right of
          access at all reasonable times (on giving due notice in writing except
          in cases of emergency) for the purpose of installing adding to
          inspecting maintaining replacing and repairing the same the person or
          persons exercising such right making good any damage thereby
          occasioned to the demised premises.

          1.1.2. full right and liberty on giving seven days notice in writing
          except in case of emergency when no notice shall be required at all
          times during the said term to enter the demised premises in order to
          lay maintain replace or relay electricity or telecommunication cables
          gas mains water mains sewers drains and all other services to and from
          adjoining

          or adjacent premises the person or persons exercising such right
          making good any damage thereby occasioned to the demised premises.

          1.1.3.  full right and liberty on giving seven days notice in writing
          except in case of emergency when no notice shall be required at any
          time hereafter to execute works and make erections upon or to erect
          rebuild or alter any buildings or erections on their adjoining and
          neighbouring lands and to use their adjoining and neighbouring lands
          and buildings in such manner as they may think fit notwithstanding
          that the access of light and air to the demised premises or any part
          thereof may thereby be interfered with otherwise than in a material
          fashion.

          1.1.4.  all rights easements and privileges now belonging to or
          enjoyed by any adjoining or neighbouring property.

          1.1.5.  the airspace over the demised premises.

          1.1.6.  all mines and minerals in or under the demised premises with
          full power of working and getting same reasonable compensation being
          made for any damage thereby occasioned to the demised premises.

          HABENDUM
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          TO HOLD the demised premises unto the Tenant from the 1st day of
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          September One thousand nine hundred and ninety five for the term of
          twenty years.

          REDDENDUM
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          YIELDING AND PAYING therefor during each and every year of the said
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          term the yearly rent of IR(L)147,000.00 without any deduction or such
          increased rent as may from time to time be payable hereunder as
          hereinafter provided without any deduction all rent

       throughout the entire of the term hereby granted to be paid by Bankers 
       Order in equal quarterly payments in advance by standing order to the
       account of the Landlords Agents Messrs Frank Frisby & Associates at AIB
       79a, Talbot Street, Dublin 2, Branch account number 08142470 (or to such
       other account as the Landlord may notify in writing from time to time)
       in every year without any deduction the first payment to be made on the
       execution hereof in respect of the period from the 2nd day of October
       1995 to 1st day of January 1996
       AND ALSO PAYING the amount or amounts payable by the Tenant pursuant to
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       the Tenant's covenant hereinafter contained in Clause 3.1.2. in respect
       of insurances effected from time to time by the Landlord such additional
       payment to be payable at the times and in the manner specified at the
       said Clause 3.1.2.

       2.1. IN this Clause the following expressions shall have the following
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       meanings respectively:-

       2.1.1. "Review Date" shall mean the last day of the fifth year and the
       last day of each subsequent fifth year of the term hereby granted.

       2.1.2. "Current Market Rent" shall mean the gross full market rent
       without any deduction whatsoever at which the demised premises might
       reasonably be expected to be let at the nearest Review Date in the
       open market without a fine or premium as between a willing Lessor and a
       willing Lessee and with vacant possession for the term of this Lease and
       on the same terms and conditions in all other respects as this present
       Lease (including the provision for five yearly rent reviews) and upon the
       supposition (if not a fact) that the Tenant has complied with all the
       obligations as to repair and decoration herein imposed and that in the
       event of the demised premises

          having been destroyed or damaged the same shall then have been fully
          re-built repaired or re-instated (as the case may be) in a good and
          substantial manner there being disregarded:

          2.1.2.1. any effect on rent of the fact that the Tenant has been in
          occupation of the demised premises and any good will attached to the
          demised premises by reason of the carrying on therein of the business
          of the Tenant.
          2.1.2.2. any effect on rent of any improvement (whether within the
          meaning of the Landlord and Tenant Acts 1931 to 1980 or any Acts
          amending or extending or re-enacting same) of the demised premises or
          any part thereof or any alteration, addition or other work made or
          carried out by the Tenant with the license of the Landlord at the
          Tenant's own expense (otherwise than in pursuance of any obligation to
          the Landlord whether pursuant to the provisions of this Lease or
          otherwise) and carried out during the currency of this Lease.

          2.2. The rent for the time being payable by the Tenant hereunder shall
          be subject to increase in accordance with the following provisions of
          this Clause.

          2.3. The Landlord his servants and agents shall be entitled by notice
          in writing given to the Tenant his servants or agents not earlier than
          twelve months before and not more than twelve months after a Review
          Date to call for review of the rent payable by the Tenant to the
          Landlord, at the Review Date specified in the notice and if upon any
          such review it shall be ascertained or determined that the Current
          Market Rent of the demised premises at the Review Date is greater than
          the rent payable hereunder immediately prior to such Review Date then
          as from that Review

          Date the yearly rent payable hereunder shall be increased to the
          Current Market Rent so ascertained PROVIDED ALWAYS that if the
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          Landlord shall not serve such notice as aforesaid for the review of
          rent prior to or within twelve months after any Review Date he shall
          nevertheless be entitled to do so at any time prior to the following
          Review Date upon the same terms and conditions as are hereinbefore
          provided for save that the expression Current Market Rent shall be 
          deemed to be the Current Market Rent on the immediately preceding
          Review Date and in such event such reviewed rent shall be payable by
          the Tenant from the gale day next preceding the date of the said
          Notice up to the following Review Date or until it is further reviewed
          in accordance with the foregoing provisions
          PROVIDED FURTHER that in no circumstances shall the rent payable
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          hereunder following such review be less than the rent payable by the
          Tenant immediately prior to the Review Date.

          2.4.  Every such review as aforesaid shall in the first instance be
          made by the Landlord and the Tenant or their respective Surveyors in
          collaboration but if no agreement as to the amount of the Current
          Market Rent at the Review Date shall have been reached between the
          parties hereto or their Surveyors within three months or such extended
          period as may be agreed by the Landlord and the Tenant after the date
          of the Landlord's notice calling for such review then the question of
          the amount of the Current Market Rent of the demised premises at the
          Review Date shall be referred to the decision of a single Chartered
          Surveyor who at the election of the Landlord shall act as an expert or
          an Arbitrator such Chartered Surveyor to be nominated by the Landlord
          by notice in writing to the Tenant and if the Tenant shall reject such
          nomination or fail or neglect to agree within

          one month of the Landlord's notice such Chartered Surveyor (whether to
          act as expert or Arbitrator) shall be appointed on the application of
          either party by the Chairman or acting Chairman for the time being of
          The Society of Chartered Surveyors which term shall include any other
          body established from time to time in succession or substitution or
          carrying on the function currently carried out by the same and in
          default of any such appointment for any reason within one month of
          such application by a Chartered Surveyor to be nominated by the
          Landlord.

          2.5.  In the event of the Landlord electing for arbitration as
          aforesaid this Clause shall be deemed to be a submission to
          arbitration within the Arbitration Act 1954 or any statutory
          modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force and
          to the jurisdiction of the Courts or the State for the enforcement of
          any award of said Arbitrator and in the event of the Current Market
          Rent being determined by the Chartered Surveyor as an expert the
          Landlord and Tenant shall pay his expenses in equal shares.

          2.6.  In the event of the rent being determined by an independent
          Chartered Surveyor acting as an expert or an arbitrator either party
          shall be at liberty to pay the entire of the fees and expenses of such
          independent Chartered Surveyor in which event the party so paying
          shall be entitled to be reimbursed by and to recover from the other on
          demand the proportion so paid on behalf of such other.

          2.7.  If the Charter Surveyor shall fail to determine the new rent
          within four months of his appointment or nomination or if he shall
          relinquish his appointment or die or if it shall become apparent that
          for any reason he will be unable to complete his

          duties hereunder a new Chartered Surveyor shall be appointed or
          nominated in his place in accordance with sub-clause 2.4. above.

          2.8.  If upon any such review the amount of any increased rent shall
          not be ascertained or determined prior to the Review Date, the Tenant
          shall continue to pay rent at the yearly rate payable immediately
          prior to the Review Date until the quarter day next following the
          ascertainment or determination of any increased rent whereupon there
          shall be due as a debt payable by the Tenant to the Landlord on demand
          a sum equal to the amount by which the rent for the period since the
          Review Date or the gale day preceding the date of a late Rent Review
          Notice as provided for in Sub-Clause 2.3. hereof as the case may be
          calculated at the increased rate exceeds the rent for that period
          calculated at the previous rate and in addition shall pay interest on
          said sums from the Review Date until the date of actual payment at
          three month Dublin Inter Bank rate at the Review Date or if there
          shall be no three month Dublin Inter Bank Rate the corresponding or
          nearest appropriate rate thereto or if there shall be no such rate as
          aforesaid twelve per centum.

          2.9.  If upon any such review as aforesaid it shall be agreed or
          determined that the rent previously payable hereunder shall be
          increased the Landlord and the Tenant shall (if required by the
          Landlord) forthwith complete and sign a written memorandum or if the
          Landlord shall so elect execute a deed of record recording the
          increased rent thenceforth payable and the Tenant shall pay the Stamp
          Duty (if any) payable on such memorandum or deed of record.

          2.10.  In the event of the Landlord being prevented of prohibited in
          whole or in part from exercising its

          rights under this Clause and/or obtaining an increase in the rent on
          any of the Review Dates by reason of any legislation Government Order
          or Decree or Notice (increase in this context meaning such increase as
          would be obtainable disregarding the provisions of any such
          legislation or otherwise as aforesaid) then the date at which the
          review would otherwise have taken effect shall be deemed to be
          extended to permit and require such review to take place on the first
          date thereafter upon which such right or increase may be exercised
          and/or obtained in whole or in part and when in part on so many
          occasions as shall be necessary to obtain the whole increase (meaning
          the whole of the increase which the Landlord would have obtained if
          not prevented or prohibited as aforesaid) and if there shall be a
          partial prevention only there shall be a further review on the first
          date or dates as aforesaid notwithstanding the rent may have been
          increased in part on or since the date of review but in no instance
          shall the increase in rent be dated back to exceed the statutory
          controls on increases of rent laid down by law PROVIDED ALWAYS that
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          the provisions of this sub-clause shall be without prejudice to the
          Landlord's rights to review the yearly rents on the Review Dates as
          specified in sub-clause 2.1.1.

          TENANT'S COVENANTS
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          3. THE Tenant to the intent that the obligations may continue
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          throughout the term hereby granted hereby covenants with the Landlord
          as follows:-

          PAY RENT
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          3.1.1.  To pay the rent or increased rent hereby reserved or any sums
          payable hereunder on the days and in manner herein prescribed without
          any deductions.

          INSURANCE PREMIUMS
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          3.1.2.  To pay to the Landlord from time to time on demand without any
          deduction or abatement two thirds of the amount or amounts expended by
          the Landlord for keeping on foot the insurance of the landlords
          building of which the demised premises form part in accordance with
          covenant 4.1. hereunder.

          INTEREST ON ARREARS
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          3.1.3.  If the Tenant shall fail to pay the rent hereinbefore reserved
          or any other sum reserved or made payable hereunder within fourteen
          days of the day and in the manner herein prescribed for the payment of
          same such unpaid rent or sum shall bear interest from the day or days
          on which the same shall become due to the date of actual payment
          (after as well as before any judgment) at a rate which shall exceed
          the three month Dublin Inter-Bank rate by four percent or if there
          should be no such rate the corresponding or nearest appropriate rate
          thereto at the date upon which the said sums fall due or become
          payable or if there shall be no such rate twenty-four per centum.

          CONTRIBUTION TO MAINTENANCE OF FORECOURT
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          3.1.4.  To pay to the Landlord on demand two thirds of any sums that
          may be incurred by the Landlord in or incidentally to repairing and
          keeping in good repair the forecourt area and keeping the same clean
          and tidy.

          PAY OUTGOINGS
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          3.2. To pay and discharge all rates and taxes duties charges
          assessments impositions and outgoings.

          whatsoever whether parliamentary parochial local or of any other
          description which are now or may at any time hereafter be charged
          taxed assessed levied or imposed upon or payable in respect of the
          demised premises or on the owner or occupier in respect thereof except
          only such as the owner is by law bound to pay notwithstanding any
          contract to the contrary and except all Landlord's Capital Taxes and
          to indemnify and keep indemnified the Landlord against or arising out
          of same or any expenses (legal or otherwise) in connection therewith.

          Pending a separate valuation of the ground floor office portion of the
          demised premises the Tenant shall contribute on the basis of a
          rateable valuation of (L)60.00 to the rates on the rateable
          hereditament of which the said offices form part (which are rated at
          (L)120.00).

          PAY FOR SERVICES
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          3.3.  To pay all sums due for electricity or gas or water (or other
          fuel or service used) consumed by it on the demised premises.

          COMPLY WITH ENACTMENTS
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          3.4.1.  At all times during the said term to observe and comply in all
          respects with the provisions and requirements of any and every
          enactment for the time being in force or any orders or regulations
          thereunder for the time being in force and to do and execute or cause
          to be done and executed all such works as under or by virtue of any
          such enactment or any orders or regulations thereunder for the time
          being in force are or shall be properly directed or necessary to be
          done or executed upon or in respect of the demised premises or any
          part thereof whether

          by the owner landlord lessee tenant or occupier and at all times to
          keep the Landlord indemnified against all claims demands and liability
          in respect thereof and without derogating from the generality of the
          foregoing to comply with the requirements of any local or other
          statutory authority and the order or orders of any Court of competent
          jurisdiction.

          FIRE REQUIREMENTS
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          3.4.2.  At all times during the said term to comply with all the
          recommendations or requirements of the appropriate Authority whether
          notified or directed to the Landlord or the Tenant in relation to fire
          precautions and to comply with all the recommendations or requirements
          of the Landlord's insurers and to indemnify the Landlord against any
          costs or expenses in complying with any such requirement or
          recommendation and not to obstruct the access to or means of working
          any fire fighting apparatus and appliances for the time being
          installed in the demised premises.

          NUISANCE
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          3.5.  To pay to the Landlord all costs charges and expenses which may
          be incurred by the Landlord in abating a nuisance in respect of the
          demised premises and to execute all such works as may be necessary for
          abating such a nuisance in obedience to a notice lawfully served by
          a local or public authority or pursuant to any Court Order.

          REPAIR
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          3.6.  To keep clean and tidy and to repair and to put and keep in good
          order repair and condition from time to time and at all times during
          the term hereby

          created the interior and exterior of the demised premises and all
          additions and alterations thereto, and without derogating from the
          generality of the foregoing the roof, structure, drains, foundations,
          external and load bearing walls, timbers, joists and beams of the
          floors and ceilings and chimney stacks, gutters, curtilage and
          landscaping, doors, locks, plate glass and other windows, fixtures,
          fittings, fastenings, wires, waste water drains and other pipes and
          sanitary and water apparatus and central heating plant apparatus and
          installations therein and the painting papering and decoration thereof
          (damage by any of the Insured Risks as hereinafter defined in Clause
          4.1. hereof excepted if and so long only as the policy or policies of
          insurance shall not have been vitiated or payment of the policy monies
          withheld or refused in whole or in part by reason of any act neglect
          or default of the Tenant or the servants agents licensees or invitees
          of the Tenant).

          PAINT OUTSIDE AND INSIDE
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          3.7.  In every fourth year and in the last year of the said term
          (whether determined by effluxion of time or otherwise) to prepare and
          paint in a proper and workmanlike manner all the outside and inside
          wood metal and other works of the demised premises usually or
          requiring to be painted with two coats at least of good oil paint or
          good synthetic paint AND ALSO with such internal painting to whitewash
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          colour-wash distemper grain varnish french or wax polish paper and
          otherwise decorate in a proper and workmanlike manner and with good
          quality materials all such external and internal parts of the demised
          premises as have been or ought properly to be so treated AND as often
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          as may be necessary to clean and treat in a suitable manner for its
          maintenance in good condition all the outside and inside wood and
          metal work and stone work (whether polished or not)

          not required to be painted or french polished or distempered and to
          clean all tiles glazed bricks aluminium windows and doors and similar
          washable surfaces.

          KEEP TIDY
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          3.8.  To keep such part of the land forming part of or adjoining the
          demised premises as is not built on and the car parking spaces
          forecourt and roadways within the demised premises grass gardens and
          any trees shrubs and hedges in proper and neat order and condition and
          any ditches streams culverts and watercourses properly cleared and
          cleaned and the banks thereof in proper repair and condition and in
          particular not to deposit or permit to be deposited any rubbish or
          refuse nor without the consent in writing of the Landlord (and then
          only on such parts of the said land and subject to such conditions as
          the Landlord may stipulate or impose) to store stack or lay out any
          material used for the purpose of manufacture or otherwise on any part
          of the said land.

          PERMIT ENTRY
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          3.9.  To permit the Landlord and any Superior Landlords their
          Surveyors and agents with or without workmen and others at all
          reasonable times after seven days notice in writing (except in cases
          of emergency when no notice shall be required) to enter into and upon
          the demised premises and every part thereof and to take a plan of and
          examine the state of repair and condition of the same and to take
          inventories of the Landlord's fixtures to be yielded up at the
          expiration of the said terms and within three calendar months (or
          sooner if requisite) after notice in writing to the Tenant of all
          defects and wants of reparation found on such examination shall have
          been

          given to repair and make good the same according to such notice and
          the covenants in that behalf herein contained and in case the Tenant
          shall make default in so doing it shall be lawful for the workmen or
          others to be employed by the Landlord to enter upon the demised
          premises (but without prejudice to the proviso for re-entry
          hereinafter contained) and repair and restore the same and all
          expenses incurred thereby shall on demand be paid by the Tenant to the
          Landlord and if not paid shall be recoverable by the Landlord as
          liquidated damages.

          PERMIT WORKS
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          3.10  To permit the Landlord and any Superior Landlords and their
          agents and workmen and other persons authorised by the Landlord or
          Superior Landlord with all necessary appliances at all reasonable
          times after seven days notice in writing (except in cases of emergency
          when no notice shall be required) to enter upon the demised premises
          or any part thereof to execute repairs or alterations to or upon any
          adjoining premises or to cleanse empty or repair any of the sewers
          watercourses drains or gutters belonging to the same the Landlord or
          Superior Landlord and others causing as little inconvenience as
          possible and making good with all practicable speed all damage to the
          demised premises thereby occasioned.

          NOTIFICATION OF DAMAGE
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          3.11.  to notify the Landlord immediately of any damage or injury
          caused to the demised premises by any of the Insured Risks as
          hereinafter defined.

          NOT TO AVOID INSURANCE
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          3.12.  Not to do or omit or suffer to be done or

          omitted any act matter or thing whatsoever the doing or omission of
          which would make void or voidable the insurance of the demised
          premises or of any adjoining or neighbouring premises or of the
          Landlord's fixtures and fittings therein or of any adjoining or nearby
          premises or whereby the rate of premium thereupon may be increased and
          forthwith to repay on demand to the Landlord all sums paid by way of
          increased premiums and all expenses incurred by the Landlord in or
          about the renewal of such policy or policies in respect of the demised
          premises or of any adjoining or neighbouring premises rendered
          necessary by a breach of this covenant all of which payments shall be
          added to the amount payable by the Tenant in respect of Insurance
          Premium or Premiums as if the same had been reserved as rent
          hereunder.

          NOT TO OVERLOAD STRUCTURE
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          3.13.  Not to do or permit or bring in or upon the demised premises
          anything which may throw on the demised premises or on any adjoining
          premises any weight or strain in excess of that which such premises
          are capable of bearing with due margin for safety and in particular
          not to overload the floors or the electrical installations or the
          other services of in or to the demised premises nor suspend any
          excessive weight from the ceilings, walls staunchions or the
          structure thereof. The Tenant shall seek professional advice at the
          Tenant's own expense to ensure that there shall not be an infringement
          of this covenant.

          NO BUILDINGS
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          3.14.  Not to erect or suffer to be erected any buildings or erections
          on the demised premises nor without the previous consent in writing of
          the

          Landlord to cut alter main or injure or permit to be cut altered
          maimed or injured any of the ceilings roofs walls floors or timbers of
          the demised premises or alter or change or permit to be altered or
          changed the plan elevation or architectural decorations thereof or
          alter any of the Landlord's fixtures fittings and appliances in and
          about the demised premises or make or permit to be made any external
          alterations or additions whatsoever.

          REMOVE UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES
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          3.15.  On the request in writing of the Landlord or his agent
          forthwith to pull down and remove any building erection alteration or
          addition erected placed or made in breach of any of the foregoing
          covenants and if any portion of the demised premises has been altered
          pulled down or removed in breach of any of the foregoing covenants
          upon such request in writing as herein provided forthwith to amend,
          restore, replace, or rebuild the demised premises according to the
          original plans and elevations thereof.

          NUISANCE
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          3.16.1.  Not to do or permit to be done upon or in connection with the
          demised premises or any part thereof any act matter or thing
          whatsoever which may be or grow to be a nuisance annoyance disturbance
          or inconvenience or cause damage to any neighbouring adjoining or
          adjacent property of the owners or occupier thereof.

          3.16.2.  To ensure that every furnace employed in the working of
          engines by stream or other motive power and every other furnace
          employed in any building or erection on the demised premises is
          constructed so as

          substantially to consume or burn the smoke arising therefrom and not
          to use or suffer to be used negligently any such furnace so that the
          smoke arising therefrom is not substantially consumed or burnt and not
          to cause or permit any grit or noxious or offensive effluvia to be
          emitted from any engine furnace chimney or other apparatus on the
          demised premises without using the best practicable means for
          preventing or counteracting such emission and in all aspects to comply
          with the provisions of all relevant statutes and statutory regulations
          and with the requirements or any notice of the local or other
          competent authority served thereunder.

          3.16.3.  To take such measures as may be necessary to ensure that any
          effluent discharged into the drains or sewers which belong to or are
          used for the demised premises in common with other premises will not
          be corrosive or in any way harmful to the said drains or sewers or
          cause any obstruction or deposit therein.

          3.16.4.  Not to discharge or allow to be discharged any solid matter
          from the demised premises into the drains or sewers as aforesaid and
          not to discharge or allow to be discharged therein any fluid of a
          poisonous or noxious nature or of a kind calculated to or that does in
          fact destroy sicken or injure the fish or contaminate or pollute the
          water of any stream or river and not to do or omit or allow or suffer
          to be done or omitted any act or thing whereby any land or the waters
          of any stream or river may be polluted or the composition thereof so
          changed as to render the Landlord liable to any action or proceedings
          by any person whomsoever.

          NO SIGNS
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          3.17.  Not to affix or exhibit or permit to be affixed or exhibited to
          or upon any part of the

          exterior or interior so as to be visible from the exterior of the
          demised premises or of the external walls windows rails or fences
          thereof any sign placard poster signboard or other advertisement
          Television Aerial or thing except such as subject to Planning
          Permission shall be approved in writing by the Landlord's Surveyor,
          such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.

          INFLAMMABLE GOODS AND NOISY MACHINERY
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          3.18.  Not to have store or keep upon the demised premises or any part
          thereof any substance of an explosive or of an especially inflammable
          or dangerous nature or such as might increase the risk of fire or
          explosion or which might attack or in any way injure by percolation
          corrosion or otherwise the demised premises or the keeping or use
          whereof may contravene any statute or local regulation or bye-law and
          not to house or operate or permit to be housed or operated in or upon
          the demised premises or any part thereof any engine or machinery of
          any kind other than the usual office machines and which are not likely
          to cause any undue vibration or be or become a nuisance annoyance or
          disturbance to any other tenants or occupiers in any adjoining or
          neighbouring premises.

          USER
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          3.19.  Not to use or permit the demised premises or any part thereof
          to be used for any purpose other than as Warehousing and ancilliary
          offices and not for any purpose or in any manner inconsistent with
          such user or occupation save with the Landlords written consent, which
          consent will not be unreasonably refused but it is hereby agreed and
          declared that it shall be reasonable for the Landlord

          to refuse his consent on the grounds that the change of user sought
          would substantially increase the rate of insurance in respect of the
          demised premises or nearby or adjoining premises.

          3.19.1.  Not at any time to use the demised premises or any part
          thereof or allow the same to be used for any entertainment or for any
          dangerous noisy noxious or offensive trade business manufacture or
          occupation whatsoever or for a residence or for any illegal or immoral
          purpose nor permit any sale by auction to be held on the demised
          premises.

          KEEP OPEN
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          3.19.2.  At all reasonable times during the usual business hours of
          the locality to keep the demised premises open for carrying on the
          Tenant's business and at all times comply with all requirements of the
          relevant local Authority in connection with the user of the demised
          premises for the purpose of the Tenant's business.

          GARBAGE
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          3.19.3.  To make use of a covered bin or bins or plastic sacks for
          removal of refuse by the Local Authority.

          FORECOURT
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          3.19.4.  Not to place or deposit or allow to be placed or deposited on
          or in any part of the demised premises any goods articles or things
          whatsoever and not to obstruct or allow to be obstructed the forecourt
          surrounding the demised premises.

          CONVEYANCING ACT NOTICES
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          3.20  To pay to the Landlord all costs charges and 

          expenses (including legal costs and surveyors fees) which may be
          incurred by it incidental to the preparation and service of any
          notices under Clause 3.9 hereby and any notices and proceedings under
          Section 14 of the Conveyancing Act 1881 notwithstanding that
          forfeiture is avoided otherwise than by relief granted by the Court.

          NOT TO ASSIGN UNDERLET OR PART WITH POSSESSION
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          3.21.  Not to assign transfer or underlet or part with the possession
          or occupation of the demised premises or any part thereof or suffer
          any person to occupy the demised premises or any part thereof as a
          licencee without the Lessor's consent in writing which shall not be
          unreasonably withheld.

          3.21.1.  Within fourteen days of any assignment or under-Lease the
          Tenant shall give notice thereof in writing with particulars to the
          Landlord or the Landlord's Solicitors or Agent and shall furnish them
          with a true copy of such instrument and shall pay to the Landlord's
          Solicitors their reasonable legal costs and other expenses in
          connection with such an assignment or under-Lease.

          NO OBSTRUCTION
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          3.22.  Not to block up obstruct or enlarge any doorway passage window
          light or other easement or make any new window or other opening in the
          demised premises or in any manner obscure any grating window or
          opening therein giving light to or otherwise intended for the benefit
          of other premises and not to give permission for any new window light
          opening doorway path passage drain or other encroachment or easement
          to be made into or against or upon the demised premises which might be
          or grow to the damage

          annoyance or inconvenience of the Landlord (other than those agreed
          between the parties) AND in case any such window light opening doorway
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          path passage drain or other encroachment or easement shall be made to
          give immediate notice thereof to the Landlord immediately the same
          shall come to the notice of the Tenant and at the request and cost of
          the Landlord to adopt such means as may be reasonably required or
          deemed proper for preventing any such encroachment or the acquisition
          of any such easement.

          PLANNING ACTS
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          3.23.  In relation to the Planning Acts (by which expression it is
          intended herein to designate the Local Government (Planning and
          Development) Acts 1963 to 1976 and any statutory modification or re-
          enactment thereof for the time being in force and any Regulations or
          Orders made thereunder).

          3.23.1.  Not to do or omit or permit to be done or omitted anything on
          or in connection with the demised premises the doing or omission of
          which shall be a contravention of the Planning Acts or of any notices
          orders licences consents permissions and conditions (if any) served
          made granted or imposed thereunder or under any enactment repealed
          thereby and to indemnify (as well after the expiration of the said
          term by effluxion of time or otherwise as during its continuance) and
          keep indemnified the Landlord against all actions proceedings damages
          penalties costs charges claims and demands in respect of such acts and
          omissions or any or them and against the costs of any application for
          planning permission and the works and things done in pursuance
          thereof.

          3.23.2.  In the event of the Landlord giving written

          consent to any of the matters in respect of which the Landlord's
          consent shall be required under the provisions of this Lease or
          otherwise and in the event of permission from any Planning Authority
          under the Planning Acts being necessary for any addition alteration or
          change in or to the demised premises or for the change of user thereof
          to apply at the cost of the Tenant to the Local and Planning
          Authorities for all consents an permissions which may be required in
          connection therewith and to give notice to the Landlord of the
          granting or refusal (as the case may be) of all such consents and
          permissions forthwith on the receipt thereof

          3.23.3.  To give notice forthwith to the Landlord of any notice order
          or proposal for a notice or order served on the Tenant under the
          Planning and Development Acts and if so required by the Landlord to
          produce the same and at the request and cost of the Tenant to make or
          join in making such objections or representations in respect of any
          proposal as the Landlord may require.

          3.23.4.  To comply at his own cost with any notice or order served on
          the Tenant under the provisions of the Planning Acts.

          3.23.5.  If and when called upon so to do to produce to the Landlord
          or his Surveyor all such plans documents and other evidence as the
          Landlord may reasonably require in order to satisfy itself that the
          provisions of this sub-clause have been complied with in all respects.

          INSURE PLATE GLASS
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          3.24.  To insure and keep insured the plate glass (if any) in the
          demised premises in the name of the

          Landlord and Tenant in the full reinstatement cost thereof and if
          required to produce the policy and the receipt for the latest premium.

          TO GIVE NOTICE
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          3.25. Within seven days of the receipt of notice of the same to give
          full particulars to the Landlord of any permission notice order or
          proposal for a notice or order made given or issued to the Tenant by
          any Government Department or Local or Public Authority under or by
          virtue of any statutory power and if so required by the Landlord to
          produce such permission notice or order or proposal for a notice or
          order to the Landlord and also without delay to take all reasonable
          and necessary steps to comply with any such notice or order and also
          at the request of the Landlord to make or join with the Landlord in
          making objections or making representations against or in respect of
          any such notice order or proposal as aforesaid as the Landlord shall
          deem expedient.

          SUPERIOR LEASE
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          3.26.  To comply with all the covenants (other than for payment of
          rent) conditions and provisions contained in any Superior Lease or
          Leases.

          REVERSIONARY INTEREST
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          3.27. At all convenient hours in the daytime on twenty-four hours
          notice being given to permit all prospective purchasers or dealers in
          the reversionary interests of the Landlord by order in writing of the
          Landlord or his agents to view the demised premises without
          interruption but so that no undue interference is caused to the
          business of the Tenant.

          RE-LETTING SIGN
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          3.28.  To permit the Landlord and his agents at any time within three
          calendar months next before the expiration or sooner determination of
          the said term to enter upon the demised premises and to fix and retain
          without interference upon any suitable part or parts thereof (but not
          in any position likely to interfere with the user of the demised
          premises) a notice board for re-letting or disposing of the same and
          not to remove or obscure the same and to permit all persons by order
          in writing of the Landlord or his agents to view the demised premises
          at all reasonable hours in the daytime without interruption.

          LOSS BY LESSOR
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          3.29.  To make good all loss sustained by the Landlord in consequence
          of any breach by the Tenant or any under-Lease of the Tenant of any
          covenant or condition herein contained.

          INDEMNITY
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          3.30.  To indemnify and keep indemnified the Landlord against all and
          any expenses costs claims demands damages and other liabilities
          whatsoever in respect of the injury or death of any person or damage
          to any property howsoever arising directly or indirectly during the
          term of the lease out of:-

          3.30.1.  the state of repair or condition of the demised premises;

          3.30.2.  the existence of any alterations thereto or the state of
          repair or condition of such alteration;

          3.30.3   the user of the demised premises;

     3.30.4.   any work carried out or in the course of being carried out to the
     demised premises by the Tenant his servants or agents sub-lessees or sub-
     tenants;

     3.30.5.   anything now or hereafter attached to or projecting therefrom or
     any other cause arising out of the demised premises.

     TO YIELD UP
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     3.31.  At the expiration or sooner determination of the said term quietly
     to yield up the demised premises together with all the Landlord's fixtures
     and all other fixtures and fastenings that now are or which during the said
     term shall be affixed or fastened thereto (except tenant's or trade
     fixtures) in such good and substantial repair and condition as shall be in
     accordance with the covenants on the part of the Tenant herein contained
     and in case any of the said fixtures and fittings shall be missing broken
     damaged or destroyed to forthwith replace them with others of a similar
     kind and of equal value and to make good any damage caused to the demised
     premises by the removal of the Tenant's fixtures fittings furniture and
     effects (damage by any of the Insured Risks as hereinafter defined in
     Clause 4.1. excepted if and so long only as the policy or policies of
     insurance shall not have been vitiated or payment of the policy monies
     withheld or refused in whole or in part by reason of any act neglect or
     default of the Tenant or the servants agents licensees or invitees of the
     Tenant).

     TO PAY STAMP DUTY AND VAT
     -------------------------

     3.32.  To pay to the Landlord the stamp duty on this Lease and the
     counterpart thereof and to pay all

Value Added Tax (if any) payable on the delivery hereof or on any rent or other 
payment to be made hereunder and to indemnify the Landlord against same.

4.   THE Landlord hereby convenants with the Tenant:-

4.1.    Subject to the Landlord being able to effect insurance against any one 
or more of the risks hereinafter specified and subject to re-imbursement of the 
appropriate insurance premium as provided by Clause 3.1.2. hereof to insure in 
the name of the Landlord the demised premises and all Landlord's fixstures and 
fittings therein or theron including glass (but excluding plate glass) and to 
keep the same insured in the full reinstatement cost (to be determined from time
to time by the Landlord or his Surveyor and including an inflationary factor) 
subject to the Tenant's right to require the Landlord to insure for a higher 
amount than the full reinstatement cost as determined by the Landlord) against 
damage by fire, explosion, lightning, impact, earthquake, aircraft, floods, 
storm and tempest, riot, civil commotion and malicious damage or bursting or 
overflowing of water tanks, apparatus or pipes and including demolition and site
clearance expenses Architects and other fees and taxes in relation to the 
reinstatement of the demised premises and three years' loss of rent and all 
Stamp Duties exigible on any building or like Contract as may be entered into 
relative to the reconstruction reinstatement or repair of the demised premises
or any part thereof resulting from the destruction loss or damage thereof or
thereto from any of the perils aforesaid and public liability and against such
other risks as the Landlord may from time to time consider prudent and desirable
(all such perils and risks for the time being so covered by insurance are herein
called "the insured risks") and such risks may be

covered by any Policy or Policies of Insurance as the Landlord may consider 
appropriate.

RE-INSTATE
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4.2.   In case the demised premises or any part thereof shall be destroyed or
damaged by fire or from any of the Insured Risks then (subject to the Landlord
obtaining Planning Permission and all other necessary permits licenses and
approvals) and as often as shall happen to lay out all monies received in
respect of such insurance as aforesaid as soon as practicable in or upon
rebuilding repairing or reinstating the demised premises in a good and
substantial manner unless the relevant policy shall have been vitiated or
rendered less than fully effective by any act neglect default or omission on the
part of the Tenant.

PROVIDED ALWAYS:-
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4.2.1. That in the event of the Landlord being unable to reinstate the demised 
premises substantially in accordance with its existing plan and elevation due to
refusal of planning or other approvals consents or licences the Tenant agrees 
to surrender this Lease when called upon by the Landlord so to do.

4.2.2. If the demised premises are totally destroyed or so damaged as to require
reconstruction by any of the insured risks in the period subsequent to the 
first fifteen years of the term of the Lease the Landlord shall be entitled in 
lieu of reinstating the premises to give written notice within six months of 
said destruction to the Tenant stating that the demised premises will not be 
reconstructed or rebuilt and thereupon the Tenant shall forthwith surrender

this lease without any compensation being paid to the Tenant in respect of such 
early termination but without prejudice to any right of action or remedy of 
either party to this Lease in respect of any breach non-observance or 
non-performance of any of the covenants or conditions herein contained prior to 
such termination.

QUIET ENJOYMENT.
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4.3.  That the Tenant paying the rents hereby reserved and observing and 
performing the covenants and agreements on the part of the Tenant hereinbefore 
contained shall and may peaceably hold and enjoy the demised premises during the
said term without any interruption by the Landlord or any person or persons 
lawfully claiming under or in trust for him.

5. PROVIDED ALWAYS and it is hereby agreed and declared as follows:-
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5.1. If:

5.1.1. the said rent or any interest on arrears of rent or any sum payable 
hereunder or any part thereof shall be unpaid for fourteen days after any of the
days hereinbefore appointed for payment whether the same shall have been 
lawfully demanded or not; or

5.1.2. any covenants on the Tenant's part herein contained shall not be observed
or performed; or

5.1.3. the Tenant being an individual or a firm shall become bankrupt or 
compound or arrange with his or its creditors or being a company shall go into 
liquidation either compulsory or voluntary except for the purpose of 
reconstruction or amalgamation; or

5.1.4. the Tenant being a company shall permit or suffer to be appointed a 
Receiver over its assets THEN and in any of the said cases and at any time 
thereafter it shall be lawful for the Landlord or any person or persons 
authorised by the Landlord to enter upon the demised premises or any part 
thereof in the name of the whole and to repossess the same and enjoy the same as
if this Lease had not been executed but without prejudice to any right of action
or remedy on either party in respect of any antecedent breach of any of the 
covenants by the other herein contained.

SUSPENSION OF RENT
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5.3. If during the said term the demised premises or any part thereof shall be 
destroyed or damaged by any of the Insured Risks so as to be unfit for 
occupation or use and the policy or policies of insurance effected by the 
Landlord shall not have been vitiated or payment of the policy monies withheld 
or refused in whole or in part in consequence of any act neglect or default of 
the Tenant his servants agents or licensees the rent hereby reserved and the 
obligations of the Tenant as to maintenance and repair of the demised premises 
or a fair proportion thereof according to nature and extent of the damage
sustained shall be suspended until the demised premises shall have again been
rendered fit for occupation or use by the Tenant or become accessible again or
for two years whichever is the shorter and any dispute concerning the provisions
of this Clause shall be determined by a single arbitrator in accordance with the
provisions of the Arbitration Act 1954 or any statutory enactment in that behalf
for the time being in force.

SECTION 40 DEASY'S ACT 1860
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5.4. In case the demised premises or any part

thereof shall be destroyed or become ruinous and uninhabitable or incapable of 
beneficial occupation or enjoyment by for or from any of the insured risks the 
Tenant hereby absolutely waives and abandons all rights (if any) to surrender 
this Lease under the provisions of Section 40 of the Landlord and Tenant Law 
Amendment Act, Ireland, 1860 or otherwise.

ADJOINING LANDS
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5.5.1.  That the Landlord shall have the power at all times without obtaining 
any consent from or making any compensation to the Tenant to deal as the 
Landlord may think fit with any of the lands and premises adjoining neighbouring
or opposite with any of the lands and premises hereby demised and to erect or
suffer to be erected on such adjoining opposite or neighbouring lands and
premises any buildings whatsoever whether such buildings shall or shall not
affect or diminish the light or air which may now or at any time or times during
the said term be enjoyed by the Tenant or other lessees or tenants or occupiers
of the demised premises or any part thereof.

PARTY WALLS
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5.5.2.  All walls and structures separating the demised premises from any 
adjoining or neighbouring premises shall be party walls and structures and shall
be used maintained and repaired as such.

NO WARRANTY
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5.6. Nothing in this Lease contained shall be deemed to constitute any warranty
by the Landlord that the demised premises or any part thereof are authorised 
under the Planning Acts or otherwise for use for any specific purpose.

NO WAIVER
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5.7.  The demand for and the acceptance of rent by the Landlord or his Agents 
shall not constitute and shall not be construed to mean a waiver of any of the 
covenants on the part of the Tenant herein contained and the penalties attached 
to the non-performance thereof.

BREAK CLAUSE
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5.8.  If the Tenant wishes to determine this Lease on the 1st day of September 
2000 or on the 1st day of September 2005 and shall give not less than six 
calendar months notice in writing and shall up to the time of such determination
pay the rents reserved by and perform and observe the covenants contained in 
this Lease then upon the expiry of such notice the term hereby granted shall 
immediately cease and determine but without prejudice to the respective rights 
of the either party in respect of any antecedent claim or breach of covenant.

CONSTRUCTION.
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6.1.  WHERE the Tenant consists of two or more persons all the respective 
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covenants by the Tenant shall be deemed to be by such persons jointly  and 
severally and reference to the masculine gender shall include reference to the 
feminine gender and neuter shall include masculine and feminine gender and 
reference to the singular shall include reference to the plural and reference to
a person shall include corporation and vice versa respectively.

6.2.  Each covenant by the Tenant not to do any act or thing shall be deemed to 
include a covenant not to permit or suffer that act or thing to be done.

6.3.  Month shall mean calendar month.

6.4.  Reference to any Act of Parliament or of the Oireachtas shall include any 
Act replaced by it or any Act replacing or amending it and any Order regulation
instrument direction scheme or permission made under it or deriving validity
from it.

NOTICES.
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7.    IN addition to any other prescribed mode of service any notices requiring 
      --
to be served on the Tenant hereunder shall be validly served if left addressed 
or sent by post to the Tenant (or if there shall be more than one of them to any
one or more of them) at the demised premises or at the last known address or 
addresses of the Tenant or Tenants or any of them in the Republic of Ireland and
any notice required to be served on the Landlord shall be validly served if left
or posted to the registered office of the Landlord and any such notices may be 
served by the Landlord's servants or agents and be served on the Tenant's 
servants or agents.

8.    Where the Landlord has the right or obligation to serve a notice demand 
or certificate or to enter the demised premises for any purposes such right or 
obligation may be exercised by a surveyor or agent authorised to act on the 
Landlord's behalf and (in the case of entry) if appropriate with workmen 
materials and equipment.

9.    THE paragraph headings shall not affect in any way the construction of 
this Lease.

IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED for the purposes of the stamping of this instrument that 
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this is an

instrument to which the provisions of Section 112 of the Finance act 1990 do not
apply by reason of the fact that the premises hereby demised are part of an 
existing building.

IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the Lessee being the person becoming entitled under 
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or by virtue of this instrument to the entire beneficial interest in the 
property hereby demised is a body corporate incorporated in a Member State of 
the European Community or other European State which is a contracting party to 
the European Economic Area Agreement and having its registered office, central 
administration or principal place of business within the territory of those 
states and as such is a qualified person within the meaning of Section 45 of the
Land Act 1965.

IN WITNESS whereof the parties hereto have hereunto executed these presents the 
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day and year first herein WRITTEN
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                                S C H E D U L E
                                ---------------

ALL THAT AND THOSE the premises known as Unit Number 1, John F. Kennedy park in 
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the Townland of Bluebell, Barony of Upper Cross and County of Dublin (but 
excluding the first floor offices therein) which said premises hereby demised 
comprising thirty five thousand three hundred and seventy square feet or 
thereabouts of warehousing, two thousand five hundred and forty eight square
feet or thereabouts of loading area and three thousand six hundred and ninety
six square feet or thereabouts of office space.

PRESENT when the Common Seal of
LYDGROVE LIMITED
was affixed hereto:-

                                                          [COMMON SEAL OF VIKING
                                                           DIRECT LIMITED]
PRESENT when the Common Seal of
VIKING DIRECT LIMITED                                      
was affixed hereto:-                                       

WITNESS:     P. PATEL
             VIKING DIRECT LTD.,
             TOLLWELL ROAD,
             LEICESTER,
             LE4 1BR

OCCUPATION:  CHIEF ACCOUNTANT. 

Basic Info X:

Name:
Type:
Date: Sept. 22, 1997
Company: VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS INC
State: California

Other info:

Date:

  • 2nd day of October 1995
  • January 1996
  • last day of the fifth year
  • 1st day of September 2000
  • 1st day of September 2005

Organization:

  • Centre Park Road
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Company Office Number
  • Landlords Agents Messrs Frank Frisby & Associates
  • The Society of Chartered Surveyors
  • the Review Date
  • Dublin Inter Bank Rate
  • European Economic Area Agreement
  • Barony of Upper Cross

Location:

  • England
  • Ireland
  • Dublin
  • LEICESTER

Person:

  • John F. Kennedy