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H&R Block Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Schedule

November 19, 2001

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB - news) announced today that it will report fiscal 2002 second quarter financial results Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, after close of market. At that time, a copy of the second quarter press release will be available from the company's Web site at .

In connection with its second quarter release, the company will also host a conference call for analysts and institutional investors at 5 p.m. EST (4 p.m. CST) Nov. 28. Mark A. Ernst, president and chief executive officer, and Frank J. Cotroneo, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the quarter and future expectations, as well as respond to analysts' questions. The call will be Webcast in a listen-only format for the media and public. The link to the Webcast can be obtained at .

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 8 p.m. EST Nov. 28 and continuing until 8 p.m. EST Dec. 5, by dialing 800-633-8284 (U.S.) or 858-812-6440 (International). The replay access code is 20008446. A replay of the Webcast will also be available on the company's Web site at through Dec. 5.

About H&R Block:

H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. In 2001, H&R Block served 19.2 million taxpayers -- more than any tax or accounting firm -- through its more than 10,400 offices located in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. H&R Block served another 2.3 million tax clients through its award-winning TaxCut®software program and through its online tax preparation services. Investment services and securities products are offered through H&R Block Financial Advisors Inc., member NYSE, SIPC. H&R Block Inc. is not a registered broker-dealer. H&R Block Mortgage Corporation and Option One Mortgage Corporation offer a wide range of home mortgage products. RSM McGladrey Inc. is a national accounting, tax and consulting firm with more than 100 offices nationwide, as well as an affiliation with 550 offices in 75 countries as the U.S. member of RSM International. Quarterly results and other information are available on the company's Web site at .