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Arkansas-Springdale-807 Old Missouri Road Commercial Lease Agreement - Premier Graphics Inc. and Phil Phillips Jr.

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                            COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT

      THIS COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT ("Lease") is made and entered into as of March
1, 1998, by and between Phil Phillips, Jr. ("Lessor"), and Premier Graphics, Inc.,
a Delaware corporation ("Lessee").
      1.  Term and Premises. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein,
Lessor hereby leases and lets to Lessee, and Lessee leases and accepts from Lessor,
for a term of ten (10) years, commencing on the date the warehouse facility is completed
and made available to Lessee (the "Commencement Date"), and expiring on the tenth
(10th) anniversary of the Commencement Date (the "Term"), that certain real property
with a municipal address of 807 Old Missouri Road, Springdale, Arkansas, 72764 and
more particularly described in Exhibit A hereto (the "Premises").
      2.  Basic Rent. During the first five (5) years of the Term, Lessee shall
pay Lessor, at the address of Lessor indicated herein, the sum of Ninety -Seven
Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($97,500.00) per year ($3.25 per square
foot) as rent for the Premises (the "Basic Rent"). The Basic Rent shall be paid
to Lessor in monthly installments of Eight Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Five and
00/100 Dollars per month ($8,125.00), which monthly rental payments shall be paid
in advance on the first day of each calendar month during the term of this Lease.
During the second five (5) years of the Term, the Basic Rent shall escalate at the
beginning of each year at the rate of five percent (5%) per year. If the Term does
not commence on the first day of a calendar month, Lessee will pay in advance, on
the first day of the Term, a pro rata part of the regular monthly rent installment,
based on the number of days of the Term occurring within the calendar month in which
the Term commences; and the rent installment due on the first day of the last calendar
month occurring during the Term shall be similarly prorated. All rental payments
shall be considered "past due" on the fifteenth (15th) of the month in which they
are due, and if said payment has not been received by the Lessor by such date there
will be a late charge of five percent (5.0%) of the monthly rental on all such "past
due rentals," it being agreed that such is the reasonable additional expense incurred
by Lessor in handling such late payments. All rental payments and other payments
by Lessee to Lessor shall be mailed or delivered to Lessor at the address of Lessor
indicated herein or to such other person or address in such city as Lessor may direct
by written notices to Lessee. Lessee hereby waives any and all notices and demands
for payment of the monthly rental payments of Basic Rent due under this Lease to
      3.  Additional Rent. In addition to the payment of Basic Rent, Lessee shall
  pay all of the following costs arising from or related to the Premises, which
costs shall be collectively referred to herein as additional rent ("Additional Rent"):
          (a) Maintenance of Premises. Lessee shall, at its sole expense, take
      good care of the Premises and any building now or hereafter erected
      thereon, both inside and outside, and keep the same and all parts thereof
      in good order and condition, suffering no waste or injury, 
      and shall, at Lessee's sole expense, promptly make all needed maintenance
      or repairs, in and to any building or structure or equipment now or
      hereafter erected upon the Premises, including all fixtures, machinery,
      heating, plumbing and electrical systems and other equipment now or
      hereafter belonging to or connected with the Premises or used in their
      operation. All such repairs shall be of first class quality sufficient for
      the proper maintenance and operation of the Premises. Lessee shall not
      obstruct or permit the obstruction of the street or sidewalk and shall keep
      the sidewalk and curb adjoining the Premises clean and free of snow and
      ice. If Lessee fails to make such repairs or maintenance promptly, or
      within fifteen (15) days of occurrence, Lessor may, at its option, make
      them, and Lessee shall repay the cost thereof to Lessor on demand.
      Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Lessor shall be
      required to make all repairs to the Premises that are structural in nature,
      which shall include repairs to the roof, and load bearing walls unless
      caused by Lessee's negligence. Lessee shall immediately report any damage
      or malfunction which occurs with respect to the Premises.
           (b)  Maintenance of Common Areas. Lessee shall pay to Lessor, as
      Additional Rent, all costs and expenses of every kind and nature paid or
      incurred by Lessor during the Term of the Lease (and any renewal term) in
      operating, managing, equipping, lighting, repairing, replacing, policing
      and maintaining the common parking and ingress and egress areas (herein
      "Common Areas") of the Premises (except structural repairs as set forth in
      Paragraph 3.a. above). Alternatively, Lessor may require Lessee to perform
      (or cause to be performed) such maintenance. Such costs and expenses shall
      include, but shall not be limited to: utilities, lighting the Common Areas,
      if any, cleaning costs, expenses of planting, replanting and replacing
      flowers, landscaping, water and sewerage charges, premiums for liability
      and property damage, and fees for required licenses and permits.
           (c)  Taxes and Utilities.
                (i)   Real Property Taxes. Lessee shall pay when due all real
           property taxes upon the Premises accruing with respect to or allocable
           to the Term hereof. As used herein, the term "real property taxes"
           shall include any form of real estate tax or assessment, general,
           special, ordinary or extraordinary, and any license fee, commercial
           rental tax, improvement bond or bonds, levy or tax (other than
           inheritance, personal income or estate taxes) imposed on the Premises
           by any authority having the direct or indirect power to tax, including
           any city, state or federal government, or any school, agricultural,
           sanitary, fire, street, drainage or other improvement district
           thereof, as against any legal or equitable interest of Lessor in the
           Premises or in the real property of which the Premises are a part, as
           against Lessor's right to rent or other income therefrom, and as
           against Lessor's business of leasing the Premises.
                (ii)  Personal Property Taxes.
                     (1) Lessee shall pay prior to delinquency all taxes assessed
                against and levied upon trade fixtures, furnishings, equipment
                and all other personal property of Lessee contained on the
                Premises or elsewhere. When possible, Lessee shall cause said
                trade fixtures, furnishings, equipment and all other personal
                property to be assessed and billed separately from the real
                property taxes.
                     (2) If any of Lessee's personal property shall be assessed
                with Lessor's real property, Lessee shall pay Lessor the taxes
                attributable to Lessee within ten (10) days after receipt of a
                written statement setting forth the taxes applicable to Lessee's
           (d)  Other Taxes. Lessee shall reimburse Lessor for any commercial
      lease tax, sales tax, gross receipts tax, privilege tax, or similar tax,
      howsoever denominated, now or hereafter imposed on, measured by, or
      assessed against the Basic Rent and Additional Rent (collectively, the
      "Rents") paid to Lessor or received by Lessor pursuant to this Lease (or
      any tax imposed or assessed in lieu thereof). Lessee shall pay said sums to
      Lessor not later than ten (10) days from the date on which Lessee receives
      notice from Lessor of the amount due.
           (e)  Utilities. Lessee shall pay for all water, gas, heat, light,
      power, telephone and all other utilities and services supplied to the
           (f)  Insurance.
                (i)  Fire and Casualty. During the entire Term hereof, Lessee
           shall procure and maintain at its (updated every two (2) years) sole
           expense, insurance covering the Premises, for the full replacement
           cost (updated every two (2) years) thereof, insuring against the
           perils of fire, lightning, flood, earthquake, boiler and machinery,
           extended coverage, vandalism and malicious mischief, extended by
           Special Form Coverage Endorsement to insure against all other risks of
           direct physical loss, and business interruption insurance (insuring
           Lessor for up to twelve (12) months of Rents), such coverages and
           endorsements to be as defined in the standard bureau forms prescribed
           by the applicable insurance regulatory authority for the State of
           Arkansas for use by insurance companies admitted in Arkansas for the
           writing of such insurance on risks located within the state. Such
           insurance shall be for the sole benefit of Lessor and under its sole
           control. To the extent any mortgage or deed of trust now or hereafter
           exists upon the Premises, all such policies shall contain standard
           mortgage clauses. Lessee hereby waives, and releases Lessor (its
           officers, agents and employees) from, all rights of recovery, claims,
           causes of action, and rights of subrogation against them, for any loss
           or damage that may occur by reason of any peril listed above, and
           accordingly, all of the foregoing policies of insurance shall be
           properly endorsed to prevent the invalidation of their coverages by
           reason of such waiver and release.
                (ii)  Liability. Lessee shall, at Lessee's expense, obtain and
           keep in force during the term of this Lease a policy of Commercial
           General Liability Insurance (or policy with equivalent coverage)
           insuring Lessee and Lessor against any liability arising out of the
           use, occupancy or maintenance of the Premises.
                (iii) Insurance Policies. The insurance companies issuing all
           policies shall be reputable and responsible companies in the insurance
           industry, reasonably acceptable to both Lessor and Lessee. Lessee
           shall deliver to Lessor copies of policies of liability insurance
           required under this subparagraph or certificates evidencing the
           existence and amounts of such insurance. No such policy shall be
           cancelable or subject to reduction of coverage or other modification
           except after thirty (30) days' prior written notice to Lessor. Lessee
           shall, at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of such
           policies, furnish Lessor with renewals or "binders" thereof.
      4.   Indemnification. Lessee shall indemnify, defend and hold Lessor
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from and against any and all actions, claims, demands, costs (including reasonable
attorneys' fees), damages or expenses of any kind which may be asserted against
or incurred by Lessor as the result of any occurrence in or about the Premises or
by reason of Lessee's use or occupancy of the Premises, or by reason of the failure
of Lessee to perform any of its obligations under this Lease.
      5.   Quiet Enjoyment. Lessor covenants that if Lessee shall keep and
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all of its covenants under this Lease, Lessee shall enjoy quiet, peaceful and uninterrupted
possession of the Premises against all persons.
      6.   Ingress and Egress. Lessor covenants that Lessee shall enjoy full
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and egress to and from the Premises at all times.
      7.   Condition of Premises. Lessor shall deliver the Premises to Lessee in
 good condition, clean and free of debris. Lessee acknowledges that it has received
the Premises in acceptable condition and accept the Premises in it "AS IS" condition.
      8.   Assignment and Subletting. The Premises shall be used for storage,
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and related activities, and for no other purpose without the written consent of
the Lessor. Further, Lessee will not assign or sublet all or part of this Lease
without the prior written consent of Lessor, which consent shall not be unreasonably
      9.   Legal Use and Violations: Insurance Coverage. Lessee will not occupy,
 or use or permit any portion of the Premises to be occupied or used, for any business
or purpose which is unlawful in part or in whole or deemed to be extra hazardous,
or permit anything to be done which will in any way increase the rate of fire insurance
on said building and/or its contents; and in the event that by reason of acts of
Lessee, there shall be any increase in rate of the insurance on the building or
its contents created by Lessee's acts or conduct of business, then Lessee hereby
agrees to pay such increase.
      10.  Compliance with Laws and Regulations. Lessee shall keep and maintain
the Premises in a clean and neat condition, and shall comply with all state, federal,
county and municipal laws, ordinances, orders, rules and regulations, including,
but not limited to, all environmental laws and regulations, with reference to use,
conditions or occupancy of the Premises.
      11.  Compliance with Environmental Laws.
      (a)  Lessee shall comply, and Lessee shall cause any sublessee or any other
authorized occupant or user of the Premises to comply, at all times during the Term
of this Lease, with all Environmental Laws that are applicable to any activities
conducted at the Premises by Lessee or any sublessee or other authorized occupant
or user of the Premises.
      For purposes of this Lease, the term "Environmental Laws" shall include any
and all federal, state or local laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances or
orders (and any judicial interpretations thereof) governing, regulating or otherwise
providing for the protection of environmental quality and/or human health, safety
and welfare through the control, management, and/or restriction of the use, handling,
manufacture, generation, processing, treatment, storage, emission, discharge, disposal,
release or spillage of any contaminant, chemical, material, pollutant or waste that
may have hazardous, toxic or other adverse impacts on the environment or human health,
safety and welfare, including, without limitation, the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) ("CERCLA"),
the Hazardous
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Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 1002), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) ("RCRA"), the Toxic Substance
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Act (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
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U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), the Safe
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Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.), and the Emergency Planning and
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Right-to-Know Ac to l986 (42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq.),each as heretofore
 and hereafter amended or supplemented, and any analogous present or future local,
state or federal statutes, rules, and regulations promulgated thereunder or pursuant
      (b)  Lessee shall obtain, or cause any sublessee or other authorized user
or occupant of the Premises to obtain, all necessary permits, licenses, certifications,
and other authorizations (hereinafter "Permits") required by any Environmental Laws
in connection with Lessee's or any sublessee's, occupant's or user's activities
at or use of the Premises. Lessee shall comply, and cause compliance, at all times
with the terms and conditions of such Permits. Lessee shall not use the Premises,
or request a permit to use the Premises, as a treatment, storage or disposal facility
under RCRA or any similar federal, state or local Environmental Law, without the
prior written consent of Lessor. Lessee shall not install any underground storage
tanks at the Premises without the prior written consent of Lessor, and if such consent
is granted, Lessee shall be fully responsible for compliance with all technical,
financial responsibility, and other requirements under any Environmental Law.
      (c)  Lessee shall not generate, manufacture, treat, dispose, release, recycle,
handle, use or otherwise manage, transport or deal with "Hazardous Material" at
or about the Premises; EXCEPT THAT Lessee is authorized to store, handle, use, process,
manufacture, and/or transport a substance or material that is or contains a Hazardous
Material, provided that such Hazardous Material is not and does not contain a "hazardous
waste" (as that term is defined in RCRA and its implementing regulations) and: (i)
such Hazardous Material is stored, used, processed, manufactured, and/or otherwise
handled in strict accordance with all applicable Environmental Laws and manufacturers'
specifications; or (ii) such Hazardous Material is used by Lessee for cleaning,
operation or maintenance of the Premises, or implementation of health and safety
measures at the Premises, and it is stored, handled, used, and disposed of in strict
accordance with all applicable Environmental Laws and all manufacturers' instructions.
      For purposes of this Lease, the term "Hazardous Material" shall include: (i)
any "hazardous substance", as defined in CERCLA (42 U.S.C.  9601(14)), or any so-called
"superfund" or "superlien" law (and any judicial interpretations thereof); (ii)
any "toxic pollutant" as listed under 33 U.S.C.  1317(a); (iii) any material defined
as "hazardous waste" pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 260; (iv) any petroleum or petroleum
products, including crude oil or any fraction thereof; (v) natural gas, natural
gas liquids, liquefied natural gas or synthetic gas usable for fuel; (vi) any "extremely
hazardous substance" as listed under 42 U.S.C.  11002(a); and (vii) any other substance,
regardless of physical form, that is specifically identified or listed for regulation
by an Environmental Law that is applicable to the Premises or to any activities
conducted at the Premises by Lessee or any sublessee or other authorized occupant
or user of the Premises.
      (d)  During the Term of this Lease, Lessee shall not cause or permit, as a
result of an intentional or unintentional action or omission on its part, or on
the part of any sublessee or other authorized user or occupant of the Premises,
any releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, emitting, pouring, emptying or dumping
(hereinafter "Release") of any Hazardous Material into the environment, including,
without limitation, any surface or subsurface waters (including groundwater), ambient
air, or any land surface or subsurface strata. Lessee shall give immediate oral
and written notice to Lessor of any Releases of Hazardous Material for which notification
is required to any governmental agency, detailing all relevant facts and circumstances.
All Releases of Hazardous Material during the Term of this Lease by Lessee or any
sublessee or other authorized user or occupant of the Premises will be promptly
cleaned up or remediated so as to satisfy any applicable cleanup or remediation
standard or objective established under an Environmental Law, all costs and expenses
associated with such cleanup or remediation shall be borne solely by Lessee, and
Lessee shall be deemed the owner of the Premises for purposes of completing waste
disposal manifests and similar documents.
      (e)  Lessee shall at all times keep the Premises free of any lien or encumbrance
against the Premises arising out of any environmental law, statute, ordinance, regulation,
rules, judgments or orders (hereinafter "Environmental Lien") which results from
any activity of Lessee or Lessee's sublessees or other users or occupants of the
Premises. In the event that an Environmental Lien caused by Lessee or any sublessees
or any other authorized occupants or users of the Premises during

 the time Lessee is in, or has a right to, possession is filed against the Premises
during the Term, then within thirty (30) days from the date that Lessee is given
notice of the filing of the Environmental Lien, or within such shorter period of
time as required to prevent the governmental authority from causing the sale of
the Premises pursuant to the lien, then Lessee shall either (i) pay the claim and
remove the lien from the Premises, or (ii) furnish (a) a bond satisfactory to Lessor
in the amount of the claim out of which the lien arises, (b) a cash deposit in the
amount of the claim out of which the lien arises, or (c) other security satisfactory
to Lessor in an amount sufficient to discharge the claim out of which the lien arises.
If any Environmental Lien is filed against the Premises which is not caused by Lessee
or Lessee's sublessees or any other authorized occupants or users of the Premises
during the time Lessee is in, or has a right to, possession, Lessee shall promptly
notify Lessor upon Lessee's obtaining knowledge of such lien.
      (f)  Lessee shall promptly provide to Lessor true and complete copies of any
and all submissions, filings, applications, claims, citations, notices, and orders
(hereinafter "Submissions") made by and between Lessee and the United States Environmental
Protection Agency or any other federal, state or local authority pursuant to any
Environmental Laws. To the extent that the law governing the Submissions allows
Lessee to file the Submissions under claim of confidentiality, Lessee may request
that Lessor retain, in confidence, any copies of Submissions provided under this
Paragraph 11 (f) and Lessor shall honor that request.
      (g)  Lessee hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Lessor and his heirs
and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings under any
Environmental Law(s), lawsuits, administrative proceedings, liabilities, losses,
demands, fines, penalties, judgments, orders, notice letters, damages, costs and
expenses (including, without limitations, cleanup costs and reasonable attorneys'
fees, engineers' fees and consultants' fees arising by reason of any of the aforesaid),
arising from, out of, or by reason of (i) any breach of this Paragraph 11, or (ii)
any act or omission by Lessee, Lessee's sublessees, or any other authorized occupants
or users of the Premises during the time Lessee is in, or has a right to, possession
of the Premises under this Lease, even if the act or omission is in compliance with
the provisions of Paragraph 11. This indemnification and the terms and provisions
of this Paragraph 11 shall survive the expiration or sooner termination of this
      (h)  Lessor acknowledges that Lessee has not caused or contributed to any
Release of a Hazardous Material or any other condition of environmental contamination
at the Premises which occurred or came into existence prior to the commencement
of this Lease and Lessee's possession of the Premises thereunder (hereinafter referred
to as a "Preexisting Environmental Condition"); and Lessor hereby fully and forever
releases and discharges Lessee, its directors, officers, employees, successors and
assigns, from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities, losses, demands,
fines, penalties, judgments, orders, damages, costs and expenses (including, without
limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, engineers' fees and consultants' fees),
which in any way arises out of, or results from, a Preexisting Environmental Condition.
      12.  Entry for Repairs and Inspection. Lessee shall permit Lessor and its
officers, agents or representatives, the right to enter into and upon any and all
parts of the Premises at all reasonable hours to inspect same or clean or make repairs
or alterations or additions as Lessor may deem 

 necessary or desirable. Lessee shall not be entitled to any abatement or reduction
of rent by reason thereof.
      13.  Condemnation. If the Premises or any portion thereof are taken under
the power of eminent domain, or sold under the threat of the exercise of said power
(all of which are herein called "Condemnation"), this Lease shall terminate as to
the part so taken as of the date the condemning authority takes title or possession,
whichever first occurs. If more than ten percent (10%) of the floor area of any
building on the Premises, or more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the land of
the Premises which is not occupied by any building, is taken by Condemnation, Lessee
may, at Lessee's option, to be exercised in writing within ten (10) days after Lessor
has given Lessee written notice of such taking (or in the absence of such notice,
within ten (10) days after the condemning authority has taken possession) terminate
this Lease as of the date the condemning authority takes such possession. If Lessee
does not terminate this Lease in accordance with the foregoing, this Lease shall
remain in full force and effect as to the portion of the Premises remaining, except
that the rent shall be reduced in the proportion that the floor area of the building
or the area of unimproved land taken bears to the total floor area of the building
or land, whichever the case may be. Any award for the taking of all or any part
of the Premises under the power of eminent domain or any payment made under threat
of the exercise of such power shall be the property of Lessor, whether such award
shall be made as compensation for diminution in value of the leasehold or for the
taking of the fee, or as severance damages; provided, however, that Lessee shall
be entitled to any award for loss of or damage to Lessee's trade fixtures and removable
personal property. In the event that this Lease is not terminated by reason of such
Condemnation, Lessor shall to the extent of the award received by Lessor in connection
with such condemnation, repair any damage to the Premises caused by such Condemnation;
provided, however, that if such Condemnation has taken more than thirty-thee and
one-third percent (33 1/3%) of the total floor area of the buildings on the Premises,
Lessor may, at Lessor's option, to be exercised in writing within ten (10) days
after Lessor has given Lessee written notice of such taking (or in the absence of
such notice, within ten (10) days after the condemning authority has taken possession)
terminate this Lease as of the date the condemning authority takes such possession.
      14.  Holding Over. Any holding over after the expiration of this Lease
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constitute a month-to-month tenancy, and Lessee shall be subject to all of the terms,
covenants and conditions of this Lease during such holdover period.
      15.  Damage or Destruction. Should the current building upon the Premises
be totally destroyed by fire or other casualty, or so damaged thereby that rebuilding
or repairs cannot be completed within ninety (90) days from date of the fire or
casualty, this Lease shall terminate, and Lessee shall be allowed a total abatement
of the rent from the date of occurrence of such damage or destruction. However,
if the damage is such that rebuilding or repairs can be completed within ninety
(90) days, the Lessor covenants and agrees to make such repairs within ninety (90)
days and to allow Lessee an abatement of the rent for such time as the building
is untenantable, in proportion to the floor space rendered untenable, and the Lessee
covenants and agrees that the terms of this Lease shall not be otherwise affected
      16.  Events of Default: Remedies.
      (a)  Default by Lessee. The occurrence of any one or more of the following
 events shall constitute a default and breach of this Lease by Lessee:
           (i)   The abandonment of the Premises by Lessee.
           (ii)  The failure by Lessee to make any payment of Basic Rent,
      Additional Rent or any other payment required to be made by Lessee
      hereunder, as and when due for a period of ten (10) days.
           (iii) The failure by Lessee to observe or perform any of the
      covenants, conditions or provisions of this Lease to be observed or
      performed by Lessee, other than described in clause (i) and (ii) above,
      which failure then continues for a period of fifteen (15) days after
      written notice thereof from Lessor to Lessee; provided, however, that if
      the nature of Lessee's default is such that more than fifteen (15) days are
      reasonably required for its cure, then Lessee shall not be deemed to be in
      default if Lessee commences such cure within said fifteen (15) day period
      and thereafter diligently prosecutes such cure to completion.
           (iv)  The making by Lessee of any general arrangement or assignment
      for the benefit of creditors, the appointment of a trustee or receiver to
      take possession of substantially all of Lessee's assets or of Lessee's
      interest in this Lease, where possession is not restored to Lessee within
      thirty (30) days, filing of a voluntary or involuntary petition in
      bankruptcy or adjudication of Lessee as bankrupt or insolvent.
      17.  Remedies. In the event of any such default or breach by Lessee, Lessor
  may at any time thereafter, after written notice to Lessee as provided above,
and without limiting Lessor in the exercise of any right or remedy which Lessor
may have by reason of such default or breach:
           (a)   Terminate Lessee's right to possession of the Premises by any
      lawful means, in which case this Lease shall terminate and Lessee shall
      immediately surrender possession of the Premises to Lessor. In such event,
      Lessor shall be entitled to recover from Lessee all damages incurred by
      Lessor by reason of Lessee's default including, but not limited to, all
      unpaid Basic Rent and Additional Rent for the balance of the Term (or any
      extension thereof), the cost of recovering possession of the Premises and
      any other sum of money or damages owed to Lessor pursuant to the terms
      hereof. Lessor agrees to use reasonable effort in mitigating any damage
      from a breach by Lessee.
           (b)   Maintain Lessee's right to possession in which case this Lease
      shall continue in effect whether or not Lessee has abandoned the Premises.
      In such event, Lessor shall be entitled to enforce all of Lessor's rights
      and remedies under this Lease, including the right to accelerate all
      remaining rent under the Lease.
      18.  Alterations and Additions.
      (a)  Lessee shall not, without Lessor's prior written consent, make any alterations,
improvements, additions, or utility installations in, on or about the Premises,
except for nonstructural alterations not exceeding $10,000 in cumulative costs during
the Term of this Lease. In any event, whether or not in excess of $10,000 in cumulative
cost, Lessee shall make no change or alteration to the exterior of the buildings
on the Premises without Lessor's prior written consent. As used in this Paragraph
17, the term "utility installation" shall mean carpeting, window coverings, air
lines, power panels, electrical distribution systems, lighting fixtures, space heaters,
air conditioning, plumbing, and fencing. Lessor may require that Lessee, at Lessee's
sole expense, remove any or all of said alterations, improvements, additions or
utility installations at the expiration of the Term, and restore the Premises to
their prior condition. Should Lessee make any alterations, improvements, additions
or utility installations without the prior approval of Lessor, Lessor may require
that Lessee remove any or all of the same at any time.
      (b)  Lessee shall pay, when due, all claims for labor or materials furnished
or alleged to have been furnished to or for Lessee at or for use in the Premises,
which claims are or may be secured by any mechanics' or materialmen's lien against
the Premises or any interest therein. If Lessee shall, in good faith, contest the
validity of any such lien, claim or demand, then Lessee shall, at its sole expense,
defend itself and Lessor against the same and shall pay and satisfy any such adverse
judgment that may be rendered thereon before the enforcement thereof against the
Lessor or the Premises, upon the condition that if Lessor shall require, Lessee
shall furnish to Lessor a surety bond satisfactory to Lessor in an amount equal
to such contested lien claim or demand indemnifying Lessor against liability for
the same and holding the Premises free from the effect of such lien or claim.
      (c)  Unless Lessor requires their removal, as set forth in Paragraph 17.a.,
all alterations, improvements, additions and utility installations (except utility
installations which constitute trade fixtures of Lessee), which may be made on the
Premises, shall become the property of Lessor and remain upon and be surrendered
with the Premises at the expiration of the term. Notwithstanding the provisions
of this Paragraph 17.c., Lessee's machinery and equipment, other than that which
is affixed to the Premises so that it cannot be removed without material damage
to the Premises, shall remain the property of Lessee and may be removed by Lessee.
      19.  Waiver. Failure of either party to declare any default immediately
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occurrence thereof or delay in taking any action in connection therewith shall not
waive such default, but either party shall have the right to declare any such default
at any time and take such action as might be lawful or authorized hereunder, either
at law or in equity.
      20.  Miscellaneous Terms.
      (a)  Benefit. This Lease shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto,
 and their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns.
      (b) Integration Clause; Modifications. This Lease and its exhibits and
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contain all of the agreements between Lessor and Lessee relating to the Lease of
the Premises, and this instrument may not be altered, changed or amended except
by an instrument in writing signed by both parties hereto.
      (c) Pronouns and Gender. When this Lease is executed by more than one
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it shall be construed as though Lessee were written "Lessees" and the words in their
number were changed to correspond and pronouns of the masculine gender, whenever
used herein shall include persons of the female sex, and corporations, partnerships
and associates of every kind and character.
      (d) Notices and Addresses. All notices, offers, acceptances, waivers, and
other communications under this Lease shall be in writing, and shall be deemed to
have been both given and received (i) when delivered to the party in person or,
(ii) if mailed, when deposited in the U.S. Mails, by certified mail, postage prepaid,
with return receipt requested, to the party at the following address:
          If to Lessor:        Phil Phillips, Jr.
                               c/o Phillips Litho
                               807 Old Missouri Road
                               Springdale, Arkansas 72764
          If to Lessee:        Premier Graphics, Inc.
                               2500 Lamar Avenue
                               Memphis, TN 38114

 or to such other address as any party, by notice to all others, may designate from
time to time.
      (e) Counterparts. This Lease may be executed in one or more counterparts,
each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute
one and the same instrument.
      (f) Severability. If any one or more of the provisions contained in this
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shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such
invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions
of this Lease, which shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable
provision had never been contained herein. It is the intention of the parties that
if any provision of this Lease is capable of two constructions, one of which would
render the provision void and the other of which would render the provision valid,
then the provision shall have the meaning which renders it valid.
      (g) No Remedies Exclusive. Unless expressly stated to be exclusive, no
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conferred herein shall be deemed to be exclusive of any other remedy conferred herein
or any other remedy now or hereafter available at law or equity. All remedies conferred
herein, and all remedies now or hereafter available at law or equity, shall be deemed
to be cumulative and not alternative, and may 

 be enforced concurrently or successively. The exercise of (or failure to exercise)
any one or more remedies shall not operate as a waiver of, or constitute a bar to,
the exercise of any other remedies.
      (h) Governing Law. This Lease shall be governed by and construed in
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with the laws of the State of Arkansas.
      (i) Attorneys' Fees. In the event either party defaults in the performance
 of any of the terms, agreements or conditions contained in this Lease, and the
other party prevails in any legal proceeding against the defaulting party to enforce
this Lease, then the nondefaulting party shall be additionally entitled to recover
court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees from the defaulting party.
      (j) Recording. Neither party shall record this Lease without the prior
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consent of the other. However, either party may, at any time, elect to record a
memorandum of this Lease, which sets forth any terms hereof except the amount of
rents payable hereunder, and upon request, the other party shall duly execute and
acknowledge such a memorandum.
      (k) Assignment. Lessor may assign this Lease to an entity controlled by
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and Lessor's family or to any purchaser of the Premises.
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Lease as of the
date first above written.
                               By: /s/ Phil Phillips, Jr.
                                     PHIL PHILLIPS, JR.

                               PREMIER GRAPHICS, INC.
                               By:  /s/ John P. Miller
                               Title: President