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H&R Block named a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ for third consecutive year

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Company earns 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) has been awarded the top score of 100 on the 2022 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, leading to the company being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” in the United States for the third consecutive year.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the nation’s top survey and report that measures corporate policies, practices, and benefits related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. This year, H&R Block is one of 11 companies in Kansas City and 842 total U.S. businesses to earn the top score of 100.

“At H&R Block, we remain committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. But for us it's about even more — we want every associate to feel comfortable bringing their authentic self to work,” said H&R Block’s Chief People & Culture Officer Tiffany Monroe. "One of our Block Behaviors is 'Better Together,' and I hope all Block associates and franchisees can be themselves at work, share about their lives and families, and that as we share, we continue to foster a true sense of belonging."

In 2020, H&R Block launched Belonging@Block to focus on building a culture in which every associate has a voice and sense of belonging. This is just one example of how the company is working to ensure associates feel included and inspired.

The 2022 Corporate Equality Index rates companies on criteria falling under four key pillars: nondiscrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.

View the full 2022 Corporate Equality Index report.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) provides help and inspires confidence in its clients and communities everywhere through global tax preparation services, financial products, and small-business solutions. The company blends digital innovation with human expertise and care as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time and also be better with money using its mobile banking app, Spruce. Through Block Advisors and Wave, the company helps small-business owners thrive with innovative products like Wave Money, a small-business banking and bookkeeping solution, and the only business bank account to manage bookkeeping automatically. For more information, visit H&R Block News or follow @HRBlockNews on Twitter.

For Further Information

Investor Relations:

Michaella Gallina, (816) 854-3022, michaella.gallina@hrblock.com

Jordyn Eskijian, (816) 854-5674, jordyn.eskijian@hrblock.com

Media Relations:

Angela Davied, (816) 854-5798, angela.davied@hrblock.com