This Employment Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into as of April 1, 1997, by and between Manuel A.
Fernandez, an individual ("Executive") and Gartner Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company").
A. Executive has served as President of the Company since January 21, 1991 and as President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company since April 1, 1991 and Chairman since April 1994.
B. The Company and Executive desire to provide for Executive's continued employment with the Company upon
and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Employment. Executive will continue to serve as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company for the Employment Term specified in
Section 3. Executive will report to the Board of Directors and will render such services consistent with the role of
Chief Executive Officer of the Company as the Board of Directors may from time to time direct.
2. Board of Directors. During the Employment Term, the Company shall include Executive on the Company's
slate of nominees to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Company at each annual meeting of stockholders
of the Company, shall use its best efforts to cause Executive to be elected to the Board of Directors at such
meetings, and if elected shall use its best efforts to cause Executive to continue to serve on the Board of Directors
until Executive's successor is duly elected and qualified. Upon termination of the Employment Term for any
reason, Executive shall promptly resign as a director of the Company.
3. Term. The employment of Executive pursuant to this Agreement shall commence as of April 1, 1997 and shall
continue through October 1, 1999 (the "Employment Term"), unless extended or earlier terminated as provided in
this Agreement. Following such initial term, the Agreement may be extended for