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): November 3, 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.
(d) On November 3, 2017, the H&R Block, Inc. (the “Company”) Board of Directors (the “Board”) increased the number of directors that constitute the Board from ten to eleven and elected Matthew E. Winter to the Board to fill the vacancy resulting from the increase in the size of the Board, effective immediately. The Board has appointed Mr. Winter to both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Winter and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Winter was selected as a director. There are no transactions involving Mr. Winter requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Winter will receive the standard 2017-2018 compensation provided to the Company’s current non-employee directors, prorated for the portion of the 2017-2018 term he serves. The Company’s non-employee director compensation program is described under the heading “Director Compensation” in the Company’s most recent proxy statement, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2017, which description is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company and Mr. Winter will also enter into the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement for directors and officers, a copy of which was previously filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2012 and is incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Winter to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit Number Description
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: November 6, 2017
By:/s/ Scott W. Andreasen
Scott W. Andreasen
Vice President and Secretary
Allstate President Joins H&R Block Board of Directors
For Immediate Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 6, 2017 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced the election of Matthew E. Winter, President of The Allstate Corporation, to serve on its board of directors, effective on November 3rd.
“My colleagues and I are very pleased to welcome Matt to our team,” said Robert A. Gerard, Chairman of the Board. “H&R Block is a brand that is trusted by millions of Americans, and Matt’s insights into changing consumer behaviors and extensive experience in financial services will be invaluable in helping our company chart its future growth.”
Winter was named President of The Allstate Corporation in January 2015 after serving the company in various executive leadership roles since 2009.
“H&R Block is a trusted household name that plays a critical role in the financial lives of its clients,” said Winter. “I look forward to working with senior management, the chairman and my fellow directors to help this great brand realize its full potential.”
Before joining Allstate, Winter spent 15 years serving in various capacities for other large financial institutions and insurance providers. He also practiced law for several years and served for more than 12 years on active duty with the United States Army.
Winter earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, his Juris Doctor from the Albany Law School of Union University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Read his full biography here.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2017, H&R Block had annual revenues of over $3 billion with 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.