H&R Block Names Sabrina Wiewel President of Digital Tax

Kansas City, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced that Sabrina Wiewel has been named President, Digital Tax Services, overseeing H&R Block's TaxCut(R) software, online and virtual businesses. Wiewel replaces Tom Allanson, whose departure was announced in late July.

"Sabrina is a natural choice to lead our digital efforts and to drive closer integration with our retail business. She has been successful in a variety of tax leadership roles at both the corporate and field levels and within both our retail and digital tax organizations," said Russ Smyth, president and chief executive officer of H&R Block. "In addition, Sabrina brings the experience, client focus, creativity and strategic thinking necessary to help us exceed client expectations and to achieve accelerated profitable growth in our digital business."

Wiewel began her career with H&R Block in 1999 as Director, Product Development, for TaxCut. She served as Assistant Vice President/General Manager for TaxCut before moving into a tax field leadership position in 2003 as VP/Managing Director for the company's division comprising 1,100 retail tax offices covering the central U.S. In May 2007, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Tax Operations and oversaw several critical operational areas in support of company-owned and franchise field organizations including client experience, tax professional training, and field support and integration. She also led the company's efforts to drive growth among expertise clients.

Prior to joining Block, Wiewel held several positions with international companies, such as Eli Lilly and Hallmark Cards, Inc. She earned a bachelor of science in communications/marketing from Central Missouri State University.

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's preeminent tax services provider, having served more than 400 million clients since 1955 and generating annual revenues of $4.4 billion in fiscal year 2008. H&R Block provides income tax return preparation and related services and products via a nationwide network of approximately 13,000 company-owned and franchised offices and through TaxCut(R) online and software solutions. The company also provides business services through RSM McGladrey and certain consumer financial services. For more information visit our Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.

SOURCE: H&R Block, Inc.


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