H&R Block Canada Announces Leadership Transition

Rick Brown to retire June 30, Peter Bruno to take the role of president

TORONTO, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, H&R Block Canada announces that president Rick Brown will be retiring from the company, effective June 30, 2017. Peter Bruno, longtime H&R Block employee and current chief operations officer, will assume the leadership position, beginning July 1, 2017.

Under Rick's leadership, H&R Block has seen growth on the IT, finance and marketing teams, launching the successful Free Online Tax Software program and developing the Innovation team to set the company up for future success.

"Over the past five years as president, Rick has focused the company on its core tax preparation business, and is retiring from the company after having laid the foundation for continued success. On behalf of H&R Block globally, we want to thank Rick for his contributions and wish him well in his retirement," said Kip Knight, senior vice president, international and franchise. "The company is in good hands with Peter, who has been an asset to H&R Block for over three decades."

"Peter has been with H&R Block for 33 years, starting as a tax pro. In his time here, Peter has been regarded as an operations guru, so it is with no great surprise that he be best suited to lead the company," said Rick Brown. "Building a strong team and offering to our clients has been an honour as the president. I will cherish my time at H&R Block Canada and am confident that Peter will see much success in his new role."

About H&R Block Canada

For over 50 years, H&R Block Canada is Canada's tax leader, with over 1,200 locations across Canada, and free do-it-yourself Tax Software. H&R Block's comprehensive education program Tax Academy, trains experts and continually updates their skills. Learn more at www.hrblock.ca or 1-800-HRBLOCK.

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

For further information: Brianne Sommerville, 416-355-7421, brianne.sommerville@ketchum.com

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