Meritage Homes Announces Closing of Additional $100 Million of 7.15% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2020

Meritage Homes Announces Closing of Additional $100 Million of 7.15% Senior 
Unsecured Notes Due 2020 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 11/26/13 --  Meritage Homes
Corporation (NYSE: MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, today announced
the closing and settlement of a private placement of $100 million
aggregate principal amount of 7.15% senior unsecured notes due April
15, 2020 (the "new notes"). The completed transaction resulted in
approximately $104.6 million in net proceeds (before paying certain
transaction-related expenses) to the Company. The new notes were
offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and
outside the United States to persons other than U.S. persons in
reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act. 
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of
an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an
offer, solicitation, or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation, or sale is unlawful. The securities have not been
registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and
unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States
except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of
the Securities Act and applicable state laws. 
About Meritage Homes Corporation 
Meritage Homes is the ninth-largest 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 September 30, 2013, the company had 179 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; Denver, Colorado; Orlando and Tampa, Florida;
Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. 
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. 
Brent Anderson
(972) 580-6360 (office) 
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