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H & R Block Inc (HRB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Gerard

71 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Cobb

59 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tony Bowen

41 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Kathryn Collins

52 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Kellie Logerwell

46 2016 Senior Vice President, Vice President

Thomas Gerke

60 2016 Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Colby Brown

2016 Vice President

Jason Houseworth

41 2016 Chief Innovation Officer

Angela Archon

56 2016 Director

Paul Brown

49 2011 Independent Director

Richard Johnson

58 2015 Independent Director

David Lewis

72 2004 Independent Director

Victoria Reich

58 2011 Independent Director

Bruce Rohde

67 2010 Independent Director

Tom Seip

67 2001 Independent Director

Christianna Wood

56 2008 Independent Director

James Wright

66 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Gerard

Mr. Robert A. Gerard is an Independent Chairman of the Board of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Gerard is the General Partner and investment manager of GFP, L.P., a private investment partnership. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Gerard was Chairman of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Street Communications, LLC, a licensee, developer, and operator of telecommunications networks in Los Angeles and Central Florida. From 1977 until his retirement in 1991, Mr. Gerard held senior executive positions with investment banking firms Morgan Stanley & Co., Dillon Read & Co., and Bear Stearns. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Gerard served in the United States Department of the Treasury, completing his service as Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets and Debt Management. Mr. Gerard is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a Masters of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University.

William Cobb

Mr. William C. Cobb is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Cobb has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc. since May 2011. Mr. Cobb retired from eBay, Inc., an e-commerce company, in 2008, having worked there from November 2000 to March 2008, where he most recently served as President of eBay Marketplaces North America for four years and before that held several senior management positions, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of eBay International and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. Prior to joining eBay, Inc., he held various marketing and executive positions, including Chief Marketing Officer for International, at YUM! Brands (formerly Pepsico/Tricon) where he worked from 1987 until 2000. Mr. Cobb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Tony Bowen

Mr. Tony G. Bowen is Chief Financial Officer of the Company., since 1 May 2016. Mr. Bowen has been with the Company and its subsidiaries for 12 years, serving in a variety of finance and operational roles. Most recently, he has served as Vice President, U.S. Tax Services Finance from May 2013 through April 2016; Vice President, Digital GM from May 2012 until May 2013; Vice President, Digital CFO from July 2011 until May 2012; Assistant Vice President of Corporate Development from October 2009 until July 2011.

Kathryn Collins

Ms. Kathryn M. Collins is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the company. She was Chief Marketing Officer from October 2013 through April 2016; Vice President, Retail Marketing from July 2012 until October 2013; Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management from January 2006 until July 2012. Prior to 2006, Ms. Collins held various positions at Lee Jeans, a division of VF Corporation.

Kellie Logerwell

Ms. Kellie J. Logerwell is Senior Vice President, Vice President of the Company., since 1 July 2016. She has been with the Company and its subsidiaries for over 19 years. She has served as the Company’s Vice President of Corporate and Field Accounting since December 2014 and, prior to that role, was the Assistant Controller beginning in November 2010 and the Director of Corporate Accounting beginning in October 2005. Before October 2005 she served in a variety of other accounting-related roles with the Company, including Manager of Corporate Financial Reporting.

Thomas Gerke

Mr. Thomas A. Gerke is General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the company. He is Chief Legal Officer (formerly titled Senior Vice President and General Counsel) from January 2012 through April 2016; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide from January 2011 until April 2011; Executive Vice Chairman, Century Link, Inc. from July 2009 until December 2010.

Colby Brown

Mr. Colby R. Brown is Vice president, Investor Relations of the company. Mr. Brown was Vice President, Corporate Controller of H and R Block Inc. He served as Assistant Vice President and Controller of HRB Tax Group, Inc. from December 2009 until September 2010; Division Controller, North America, for Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, from July 2007 to December 2009; Director, Financial Reporting and Analysis, for Fort Dodge Animal Health from September 2002 to July 2007.

Jason Houseworth

Mr. Jason L. Houseworth is Chief Innovation Officer of the company. He is President, U.S. Tax Product Strategy and Development from April 2015 through May 2016; President, Global Digital and Product Management from May 2013 until April 2015; President, U.S. Tax Services from May 2012 until May 2013; Senior Vice President, Digital Tax Solutions from February 2011 until May 2012; Vice President, Technology from July 2008 until February 2011.

Angela Archon

Ms. Angela N. Archon is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Archon has served as Vice President, Transformation and Chief Operating Officer for the Watson Health business unit of International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), a provider of business and information technology products and services, since February 2015. Prior to her current position, Ms. Archon served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy from May 2013 to February 2015, and Vice President of Worldwide Client Care, Systems & Technology Group, from August 2010 to May 2013. She also served in a variety of other roles with IBM, including Vice President of Intellectual Property Licensing and Business Development, Systems & Technology Group; Director of Global Sourcing Procurement – Enterprise Services; and Director of Global Services Procurement – Strategy, Operations& Alliances. Ms. Archon holds two degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering.

Paul Brown

Mr. Paul J. Brown is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Brown has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., a privately held company and the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S., since May 2013. He served as President, Brands and Commercial Services for Hilton Worldwide, a global hospitality company, from 2008 to April 2013. Prior to that, he was with Expedia Inc., for four years, most recently serving as President, Expedia North America and Expedia Inc. Partner Services Group. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Brown was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. in their London and Atlanta offices. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Brand Services for Intercontinental Hotels Group, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group, Inc., and a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Brown received a Bachelors degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Richard Johnson

Mr. Richard A. Johnson is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Johnson has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Foot Locker, Inc., a leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer, since December 1, 2014, and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2016. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and President, he served in a variety of other roles with Foot Locker, Inc. including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President/Group President—Retail Stores, Chief Executive Officer and President of Foot Locker U. S./Lady Foot Locker/Kids Foot Locker/Footaction, Chief Executive Officer and President at Foot Locker Europe B.V., Foot Locker’s European headquarters in the Netherlands, President and Chief Executive Officer of Footlocker.com/Eastbay, and prior to that, held various executive positions at Eastbay, Inc. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Johnson was a transportation economics manager at Graebel Van Lines, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked for Electronic Data Systems, an IT services company, as a systems engineer. Mr. Johnson has served as director and member of the Executive Committee of Foot Locker, Inc. since 2014, and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2016. During 2013, he served as a director of Maidenform Brands, Inc. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

David Lewis

Mr. David Baker Lewis is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Lewis currently serves as Of Counsel to Lewis & Munday, a Detroit-based legal firm with additional offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of the firm, which was established in 1972, and previously served as the firm’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago, and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan School of Law. Mr. Lewis is also a director of STERIS Corp., where he is a member and chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. He was previously a director of The Kroger Company until June 23, 2016, and Conrail, Inc., LG&E Energy Corp., M.A. Hanna, TRW, Inc., and Comerica, Inc., all prior to 2007.

Victoria Reich

Ms. Victoria J. Reich is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Ms. Reich served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Stationers Inc. (now known as Essendant, Inc.), a wholesale distributor of business products, from June 2007 until July 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Reich spent ten years with Brunswick Corporation, a manufacturer of sporting and fitness equipment, where she most recently was President of Brunswick European Group from 2003 until 2006. She served as Brunswick’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2003 and as Vice President and Controller from 1996 until 2000. Before joining Brunswick, Ms. Reich spent 17 years at General Electric Company where she held various financial management positions. Ms. Reich is a director of Ecolab Inc., where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. She is also a director of Ingredion Incorporated, where she is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Reich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.

Bruce Rohde

Mr. Bruce C. Rohde, CPA, is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Rohde served in multiple roles with ConAgra Foods, Inc., a packaged foods company, beginning in 1984, including General Counsel, President, Vice Chairman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, before retiring in 2005 as Chairman and CEO Emeritus. Mr. Rohde currently serves as the Managing Partner of Romar Capital Group, a private entity. He holds many court admissions and also holds a certified public accountant certificate.Mr. Rohde holds two degrees from Creighton University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude. Mr. Rohde is a Presidential Appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and is a director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Mr. Rohde is a member of the Board of Trustees of Creighton University and is the immediate past Chairman of that Board. Mr. Rohde formerly served as a director of Gleacher & Company, Inc. from 2009 through May 2013, where he most recently served as Lead Director and Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Executive Compensation Committees. He was previously a director of ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Valmont Industries Inc., both prior to 2007

Tom Seip

Mr. Tom D. Seip is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Seip currently serves as the managing member of Way Too Much Stuff LLC, and through December 2015 served as the managing member of Ridgefield Farm LLC, both private investment vehicles. Mr. Seip was employed by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., San Francisco, California, from January 1983 until June 1998 in various positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. from 1997 until June 1998 and Executive Vice President – Retail Brokerage from 1994 until 1997. Mr. Seip is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds, New York. Mr. Seip received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and participated in the Doctoral Program in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Christianna Wood

Ms. Christianna Wood is an Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Ms. Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of Gore Creek Capital Ltd., an investment management consulting company based in Golden, Colorado. Ms. Wood served as the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Z Asset Management, the largest dedicated sponsor of hedge funds, from 2008 through July 2009. Previously, she was the Senior Investment Officer for the Global Equity unit of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) for five years. Prior to her service for CalPERS, Ms. Wood served as a Principal of several investment management organizations. She is also a chartered financial analyst and a chartered alternative investment analyst. Ms. Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of Gore Creek Capital Ltd., an investment management consulting company based in Golden, Colorado. Ms. Wood served as the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Z Asset Management, the largest dedicated sponsor of hedge funds, from 2008 through July 2009. Previously, she was the Senior Investment Officer for the Global Equity unit of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) for five years. Prior to her service for CalPERS, Ms. Wood served as a Principal of several investment management organizations. She is also a chartered financial analyst and a chartered alternative investment analyst. Ms. Wood obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Vassar College and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from New York University.

James Wright

Mr. James F. Wright is no longer Independent Director of H & R Block Inc., with effect from September 2017 (AGM). Mr. Wright has served as Executive Chairman of Tractor Supply Company, a farm and ranch supply retailer, since January 2013. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 through January 2013, as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to November 2007, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 through 2004. Mr. Wright previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tire Kingdom, a tire and automotive services retailer, from May 1997 to June 2000. Mr. Wright attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Mr. Wright was a director of Spartan Stores from 2002 through August 2011, where he served as Lead Director from 2006-2011, Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee from 2006-2011, member of the Compensation Committee from 2006-2011, and Chair of the Compensation Committee from 2003-2006. He currently serves on the board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation.

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