COMTEX NEWS NETWORK, INC.
1995 STOCK OPTION PLAN, AS AMENDED
JANUARY 1, 2003
SECTION 1. Purpose of the Plan. The purpose of this Comtex News Network, Inc. 1995 Stock Option Plan
("Plan") is to encourage ownership of common stock, $.01 par value ("Common Stock"), of Comtex News
Network, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), by eligible key employees, directors and consultants of
the Company and its Affiliates (as defined below) and to provide increased incentive for such employees,
directors and consultants to render services and to exert maximum effort for the business success of the
Company. In addition, the Company expects that the Plan will further strengthen the identification of employees,
directors and consultants with the stockholders. Certain options to be granted under this Plan are intended to
qualify as Incentive Stock Options ("ISOs") pursuant to Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
amended ("Code"), while other options granted under this Plan will be nonqualified options which are not
intended to qualify as ISOs ("Nonqualified Options"), either or both as provided in the agreements evidencing the
options as provided in Section 6 hereof. As used in this Plan, the term "Affiliates" means any "parent corporation"
of the Company and any "subsidiary corporation" of the Company within the meaning of Code Sections 424(e)
and (f), respectively.
SECTION 2. Administration of the Plan.
(a) Administrators. The Plan shall be administered by administrators (the "Administrators") designated by the
Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"), and consisting of not fewer than two members of the Board.
Pursuant to Rule 16b-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), no director shall
serve as an administrator unless he is a "disinterested person" within the meaning of said Rule 16b-3.
(b) Administrators' Action. The Administrators shall hold meetings at such times and places as they may
determine. A majority of Administrators shall cons