Meritage Homes Partners With Operation Homefront to Award Homes to Veterans

Meritage Homes Partners With Operation Homefront to Award Homes to Veterans 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/13 --  Meritage Homes
Corporation (NYSE: MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, has teamed up
with Operation Homefront, a leading national charity supporting
families of service members and Wounded Warriors, to provide three
mortgage-free Meritage homes to selected military families this year. 
As part of Operation Homefront's "Homes on the Homefront" program,
Meritage Homes plans to build and donate a home in each of the
following three locations: Goodyear, Ariz., outside of Phoenix; Cary,
N.C., outside of Raleigh; and Converse, Texas, outside of San
Antonio. These homes will be delivered on Veteran's Day 2013, to
veterans selected by Operation Homefront. 
"I believe that America's military personnel are unmatched anywhere
in the world, and I can't think of more deserving individuals for the
unmatched quality and energy efficiency of a Meritage home," said
Steve Hilton, Meritage's chairman and CEO. "We are thrilled to
support our troops and their families in this way, and plan to offer
additional assistance to our service men and women through Operation
Homefront in each of our markets." 
The Homes on the Homefront program began in 2012. In the program's
first year, Operation Homefront awarded more than 100 mortgage-free
homes to veterans and military families. Before this partnership, all
homes awarded through this program were bank-owned properties. 
"This partnership will expand our Homes on the Homefront program in a
big way, since this is the first time we'll be providing brand new
homes to veterans," said Amy Palmer, Operation Homefront's chief
development officer. "These beautiful new homes will provide great
opportunities for homeownership to some of our country's amazing
military families. It is a tremendous feeling to be able to put a
veteran and his or her family into a mortgage-free home, let alone
three, and we are very excited to begin this partnership with
Meritage Homes." 
For more information about the program, or to apply for one of the
homes, please visit
The deadline for submissions is midnight August 3, 2013. 
About Meritage Homes Corporation
 Meritage Homes is the 
public homebuilder in the United States, based on 4,238 homes closed
in 2012. Meritage builds and sells single-family homes for
first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the
Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. As of March 31,
2013, the company had 168 actively selling communities in markets
including Sacramento, San Francisco's East Bay, the Central Valley
and Southern California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San
Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas,
Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Raleigh and
Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Meritage has designed and built more than 75,000 homes in its 27-year
history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality
construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage is the
industry leader in energy efficient homebuilding and in 2013,
Meritage received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY
STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award, for its
innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.
Meritage was the first national homebuilder to be 100 percent ENERGY
STAR(R) qualified in every home it builds, and far exceeds ENERGY
STAR standards today. 
For more information, visit 
About Operation Homefront: 
 A national nonprofit, Operation
Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence
who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families
of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met
more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in
2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator,
nationally 95 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront
goes directly to programs that provide support to our military
families. For more information, go to 
Media Inquiries:
Lisa Noble for Meritage Homes
Brent Anderson
VP Investor Relations
Nick Kaylor
PR Specialist 
Tom Greer
VP, Communication & Outreach
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