SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 24, 2017
H&R BLOCK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO 64105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On April 24, 2017, H&R Block, Inc. (the “Company”) and Jason L. Houseworth, Chief Innovation Officer, agreed that Mr. Houseworth will leave the Company by mutual agreement effective April 30, 2017. Mr. Houseworth will receive the payments to which he is entitled under the terms and conditions of the H&R Block Executive Severance Plan, as amended and restated effective November 8, 2013 (the “Executive Severance Plan”). The Executive Severance Plan is described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on July 26, 2016 and a copy of the Executive Severance Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 8, 2013, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
H&R BLOCK, INC.
Date: April 27, 2017
By:/s/ Tony G. Bowen
Tony G. Bowen
Chief Financial Officer