H&R Block 8-K 2009
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): July 21, 2009
H&R BLOCK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
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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On July 21, 2009, RSM McGladrey, Inc. (RSM), a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc. (the Company), received from McGladrey & Pullen, LLP (M&P) a notice of its intent to terminate the Administrative Services Agreement, dated as of January 30, 2006 by and among RSM and M&P, as amended by Amendment Number One (1) to Administrative Services Agreement, effective as of June 1, 2008 (as amended, the Administrative Services Agreement). Unless revoked or modified, the effect of the notice will be to terminate the Administrative Services Agreement as of February 16, 2010.
Pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement, RSM (i) provides accounting, payroll, human resources, marketing and other administrative services to M&P Firms in return for a management fee and (ii) has a cost-sharing arrangement with M&P, whereby M&P reimburses RSM for certain costs, mainly for the use of RSM-owned or leased real estate, property and equipment. M&P may terminate the Administrative Services Agreement upon 210 days notice. Following such a termination, M&P generally is prohibited for a period of three years from engaging in businesses in which RSM engages or soliciting RSM clients.
A copy of the Companys press release regarding the M&P notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and 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.