THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is dated as of January 31, 2000, between and among
O.E. "Randy" RAY, a resident of the State of Florida ("Employee"), and AVANA DEVELOPMENT GROUP,
INC., a Georgia corporation (the "Company").
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Company is engaged in the business of providing internet access, internet provider services, e-
commerce application and hosting services, telecommunications and wireless telecommunications services, and
integrated voice, video and data communications products and services (collectively, the "Scope of Business");
WHEREAS, the Company and Employee each desire to enter into this Agreement, pursuant to which Employee
will be employed by the Company on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, and to make certain other
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the promises and agreements hereinafter set forth,
the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:
SECTION 1. Employment. Subject to the terms hereof, the Company hereby employs Employee, and Employee
hereby accepts such employment. Employee shall devote his Full Time and best efforts to rendering services on
behalf of the Company. As used herein, "Full Time" shall mean working during normal business hours to
accomplish his duties and responsibilities with appropriate timeliness, and such term shall not preclude
Employee's devoting incidental time to the management of his personal affairs, during normal business hours nor
shall it preclude his participating in other affairs during non-business hours.
SECTION 2. Position, Authority and Duties.
(a) Position. Employee shall serve as Executive Vice President- Business Development of the Company and, as
such, Employee shall report directly to the Company's President. Employee shall be responsible for the
development and implementation of strategic licensing and acquisition-related relationships for the Company and