Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) Investor Alert: Investigation over Potential Excessive Executive Pay

An investigation for H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) investors over potential breaches of fiduciary duties by certain directors of H&R Block, Inc. was announced and current long-term NYSE:HRB stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

 

San Diego, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/18/2012 -- Certain officers and directors of H&R Block, Inc. are currently under investigation concerning whether they breached their fiduciary duties by paying potentially excessive compensation to certain top officials at H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB).

Investors who are current long-term stockholders of shares of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The investigation by a law firm focuses on whether certain directors and officers of H&R Block, Inc. harmed the company by agreeing to pay certain of H&R Block’s senior officers and executives excessive compensation.

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) reported that its Total Revenue declined from over $3.92 billion for the 12 months period that ended on April 30, 2009 to over $2.79 billion for the 12 months period that ended on April 30, 2012 and that its Net Income over the respective time periods fell from $485.67 million to $265.97 million.

Shares of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) traded in 2008 as high as $25.54, in 2009 as high as $22.80, and in 2010 as high as $22.72 per share. In 2011 NYSE:HRB reached only $17.65 per share and so far in 2012 the highest trading reached $17.20 per share.

Nevertheless the compensation of certain top officials at H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) rose significantly from 2010 to 2011. The new President and CEO earned a total compensation of over $11.95 million in the Fiscal Year 2012, while the former CEO received a total pay of over $5.67 million in the Fiscal Year 2011. The CFO’s pay increased from over $809,000 in the Fiscal Year 2011 to over $1.08 million in the Fiscal Year 2012.

Shares of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) closed on September 12, 2012 at $16.45 per share.

Those who are current long-term stockholders of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Jacob Rosenfeld
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com