H&R Block (ticker: HRB, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
H&R Block Selects Agency for Retail, Digital Tax Businesses
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2006--After a
three-month review process, H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced
that IPG's Campbell Mithun has been selected as the company's
advertising agency of record. Campbell Mithun has handled the account
for H&R Block's U.S. tax business since 2000.
Campbell Mithun will continue its support of strategic planning
and creative development, account service and management, interactive
marketing, broadcast and print production, and sales promotion for the
retail tax business, and TaxCut(R) -- H&R Block's brand of digital tax
"Campbell Mithun demonstrated their deep understanding of our
business and the changing dynamics," said Brad Iversen, H&R Block
chief marketing officer. "Campbell Mithun crafted an integrated
strategy and creative approach that we found both sound and
H&R Block's current contracts with Cruz-Kravetz in Los Angeles for
Hispanic advertising and Due North, Toronto, and its Canadian business
are not affected by today's announcement.
About H&R Block
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a leading provider of tax,
financial, mortgage, accounting and business consulting services and
products. H&R Block is the world's largest tax services provider,
having prepared more than 400 million tax returns since 1955. The
company and its subsidiaries generated revenues of $4.4 billion and
net income of $636 million in fiscal year 2005 from operations in four
principal business segments: tax preparation and advice via in-office,
online and software solutions; investment and financial advisory
services; retail and wholesale mortgage services; and
tax/accounting/business consulting services for mid-sized businesses.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., H&R Block markets its services and
products under three leading brands -- H&R Block, Option One and RSM
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CONTACT: H&R Block Inc.
Kate O'Neill Rauber, 816-932-8418
SOURCE: H&R Block Inc.