Kansas City, Mo. (May 28, 2003) -- H&R Block is losing another Big Four auditor as PricewaterhouseCoopers has declined to stand for re-election as the company's independent auditor for Block's 2004 fiscal year.

Block switched auditors from Deloitte & Touche LLP to PwC in 1998 after reviewing proposals from the then-Big Five firms, confirmed Block spokeswoman Linda McDougall. She declined to discuss why PwC chose to step down.

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