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): March 18, 2021
H&R BLOCK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||Identification No.)|
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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, without par value||HRB||New York Stock Exchange|
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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 March 18, 2021, David Baker Lewis notified the Board of Directors of H&R Block, Inc. (the “Company”) of his retirement from the Board effective March 31, 2021 to facilitate the ongoing Board refreshment process. The decision by Mr. Lewis to retire from the Board is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter related to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices.
“David has been an outstanding and dedicated Board member since 2004, serving our company and its stakeholders with the utmost integrity and commitment. As one of H&R Block’s longest-tenured directors, David’s wisdom, good judgment, and steady hand proved invaluable as the Board navigated the evolution of our industry over more than 16 years. Notably, David made substantial contributions as a member of most of our Board’s committees at different times during his tenure, including his outstanding leadership as chair of the Audit Committee for many years. We wish David and his wife Lisa all the best in his retirement,” said Robert A. Gerard, Chairman of the Board.
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:||March 22, 2021||By:||/s/ Scott W. Andreasen|
|Scott W. Andreasen|
|Vice President and Secretary|