AMENDMENT NO. 7
H&R BLOCK DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
H&R BLOCK, INC. (the "Company") adopted the H&R Block Deferred Compensation Plan for Executives
(the "Plan") effective as of August 1, 1987. The Company amended said Plan by Amendment No. 1 effective
December 15, 1990; by Amendment No. 2 effective January 1, 1990; by Amendment No. 3 effective
September 1, 1991; by Amendment No. 4 effective January 1, 1994; by Amendment No. 5 effective May 1,
1994; and by Amendment No. 6 effective August 1, 1995. The Company continues to retain the right to amend
the Plan, pursuant to action by the Company's Board of Directors. The Company hereby exercises that right.
This Amendment No. 7 is effective as of December 11, 1996.
1. Section 2.1.22 of the Plan, as previously amended, is further amended (a) by deleting the following phrase
"and MECA Software, Inc.,"; (b) by replacing the period at the end of this Section with a semi-colon; and (c) by
adding after the semi-colon the following:
"provided, however, that as of the close of business on December 31, 1996, CompuServe Incorporated and all
of its subsidiaries shall be deemed to be Participating Affiliates only to the extent of existing Accounts established
with respect to eligible Executives."
2. Section 3.2 of the Plan, as previously amended, is further amended by replacing the period at the end of the
second sentence with a comma, and by adding after the comma the following:
"and subject to the provisions of Sections 3.6 and 3.7."
3. Section 3.3 of the Plan, as previously amended, is further amended (a) by deleting the word "or" in between
subsections (b) and (c) thereof; (b) by replacing the period at the end of the first sentence with a comma; and (c)
by adding after the comma the following:
"or (d) the transfer of all benefits to which the Participant is entitled under the Plan to a deferred compensation
plan established by or for the benefit of CompuServe Corporation, CompuServe Incorpo