H&R Block Schedules Conference Call, Press Release to Announce Third Quarter Results

Feb 14, 2001

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will announce its fiscal 2001 third quarter financial results Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, after close of market. At that time, a copy of the third quarter earnings release will be available from the company's Web site at http://www.hrblock.com .

In connection with its earnings release, the company will also host a conference call for analysts and institutional investors at 5 p.m. EST (4 p.m. CST) Feb. 27. Mark A. Ernst, president and chief executive officer, and Frank J. Cotroneo, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the quarter's results, interim 2001 tax season operating data (through Feb. 15), and future expectations, as well as respond to analysts' questions. The call will be Webcast in a listen-only format over the Internet for the media and public. The link to the Webcast can be obtained at http://www.hrblock.com .

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 7 p.m. EST Feb. 27 and continuing until 7 p.m. EST March 6, by dialing 800-633-8284 (U.S.) or 858-812-6440 (International). The replay access code is 18004498. A replay of the Webcast will also be available on the company's Web site at http://www.hrblock.com through March 6.

In addition, the company plans to release interim 2001 tax season operating data after close of market, according to the following schedule:

    March 15,  Tax season data through Feb. 28
    April 2,        Tax season data through March 15
    April 12,       Tax season data through March 31
    May 3,          Tax season data through April 16

Fiscal 2001 fourth quarter and year-end financial results are scheduled to be announced on June 20, 2001, after close of market.

H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. In 2000, H&R Block served 19.2 million taxpayers -- more than any tax or accounting firm -- through its more than 10,000 offices located in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. H&R Block served another 1.8 million tax clients through its award-winning software program, Kiplinger TaxCut(R), and through its new 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 full range of home mortgage products. RSM McGladrey Inc. is a national accounting, tax and consulting firm with 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 http://www.hrblock.com . SOURCE H&R Block/Financial

CONTACT: Media, Linda McDougall, 816-932-7542, or Investors, Mark Barnett, 816-701-4443, both for H&R Block-Financial