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Jeffrey T. Mezger

Jeffrey T. Mezger, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, 30 Years of Service

Jeffrey T. Mezger has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since 2006. In August, 2016, he was named Chairman of the Board.

Under Mr. Mezger’s leadership, KB Home established itself as one of the most recognized brands in homebuilding. He has overseen the development of KB Home’s unique home buying experience, which emphasizes consumer choice and value. As a respected industry voice in sustainability, he launched a strategic transformation of KB Home that led to the introduction and continuous development of our energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious home designs, and helped reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Mr. Mezger previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KB Home from 1999 to 2006. In this role, he led the development of our core KBnxt operational business model, and expanded and diversified KB Home’s U.S. homebuilding operations. A homebuilding industry veteran of over 40 years, Mr. Mezger joined KB Home in 1993 as President of the Company's Antelope Valley, California division. He was later named President of the Company’s Arizona division and became Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Company’s Southwest region. Prior to joining KB Home, he spent 15 years with U.S. Home, serving as President of the company’s Central California division from 1983 to 1993.

Mr. Mezger was the Founding Chairman of the Leading Builders of America and previously served as Chairman of the policy advisory board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and on the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and serves on the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012, Mr. Mezger was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the building industry through innovation, public service and philanthropy.

Mr. Mezger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University.

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