H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend; Dates for Reporting Tax Season Results

KANSAS CITY, MO (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Board of Directors of H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share, payable April 1, to shareholders of record March 11. The April 1 payment marks the company's 190th consecutive quarterly dividend.

The company also announced its schedule for releasing interim results for the 2010 tax season now under way. The first report of interim tax season results through Feb. 15 will be released on Wednesday, Feb. 24, before the New York Stock Exchange market open.

Consistent with prior practice, the company plans to make available interim results through Feb. 28, when the company reports fiscal 2010 third quarter financial results on Monday, March 8, after the New York Stock Exchange market closing.

Subsequent releases of interim tax season results are planned prior to the market opening on the following dates:

March 23 Results through March 15
April 21 Results through April 15

At 4:30 p.m. EST on March 8, the company will host its fiscal third quarter conference call for analysts, institutional investors and shareholders. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:

U.S./Canada (877) 247-6355 or International (706) 679-0371 Conference ID: 57298613

The call also will be webcast in a listen-only format for the media and public. The link to the webcast can be accessed directly at http://investor-relations.hrblock.com.

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 6 p.m. EST on March 8, and continuing until March 30, by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (international). The conference ID is 57298613. The webcast will be available for replay beginning on March 9 at http://investor-relations.hrblock.com

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's preeminent tax services provider, having prepared more than 500 million tax returns since 1955. In fiscal 2009, H&R Block had annual revenues of $4.1 billion and prepared more than 24 million tax returns worldwide, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home(TM) online and desktop software products, and through other channels. The Company is also one of the leading providers of business services through RSM McGladrey.

SOURCE: H & R Block

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