March 12, 2012

KB Home Announces Agreement with Nationstar Mortgage

Nationstar to become KB Home's preferred mortgage lender

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation's premier homebuilders, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nationstar Mortgage, under which Nationstar will become KB Home's preferred mortgage lender. Under the agreement, Nationstar will offer a wide array of financing options and mortgage loan products to the Company's homebuyers at all KB Home communities nationwide.

"We look forward to working with Nationstar and its group of professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our homebuyers," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. "Nationstar is a national lender that is capable of serving KB Home's homebuyers as we continue to help them fulfill the American dream of homeownership."

Nationstar Mortgage, headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, is one of the nation's leading mortgage services providers, and a lender offering FHA, VA, USDA, conventional conforming and nonconforming products directly to consumers. It is currently one of the largest non-bank mortgage servicers in the country with a portfolio of approximately $107 billion and 645,000 customers.

KB Home builds quality homes in 32 markets across the United States with a focus on providing choice and value to its customers. The agreement with Nationstar is intended to offer KB Home customers a seamless home buying experience, from purchase and mortgage application to picking up the keys to their new home.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in a 2010 study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol "KBH." For more information about KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements that are predictive in nature or concern future market and economic conditions, business and prospects, our future financial and operational performance, or our future actions and their expected results are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are not guarantees of future performance. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors. The most important risk factors that could cause our actual performance and future events and actions to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: general economic, employment and business conditions; adverse market conditions that could result in additional impairments or abandonment charges and operating losses, including an oversupply of unsold homes, declining home prices and increased foreclosure and short sale activity, among other things; conditions in the capital and credit markets (including residential consumer mortgage lending standards, the availability of residential consumer mortgage financing and mortgage foreclosure rates); material prices and availability; labor costs and availability; changes in interest rates; inflation; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to total capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level and structure and to access the credit, capital or other financial markets or other external financing sources; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; competition for home sales from other sellers of new and existing homes, including sellers of homes obtained through foreclosures or short sales; weather conditions, significant natural disasters and other environmental factors; government actions, policies, programs and regulations directed at or affecting the housing market (including, but not limited to, the Dodd-Frank Act, tax credits, tax incentives and/or subsidies for home purchases, tax deductions for residential consumer mortgage interest payments and property taxes, tax exemptions for profits on home sales, and programs intended to modify existing mortgage loans and to prevent mortgage foreclosures), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to access capital; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned product, geographic and market positioning (including, but not limited to, our efforts to expand our inventory base/pipeline with desirable land positions or interests at reasonable cost and to expand our community count and open new communities, and our increasing operational and investment concentration in markets in California and Texas), revenue growth, and overhead and other cost reduction strategies; consumer traffic to our new home communities and consumer interest in our product designs, including The Open Series™; the impact of our former unconsolidated mortgage banking joint venture ceasing to offer mortgage banking services after June 30, 2011; the manner in which our homebuyers are offered and obtain residential consumer mortgage loans and mortgage banking services; information technology failures and data security breaches; and other events outside of our control. Please see our periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2011, for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business.

KB Home
Susan Martin, 310-231-4142
smartin@kbhome.com

Source: KB Home

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