Meritage Homes Schedules Fourth Quarter 2009 Earnings Webcast

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, plans to release the Company's fourth quarter 2009 results on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 after market close. Management will host a conference call to discuss these results on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. Pacific Time.) The call will be webcast by Business-to-Investor, Inc. (B2i), with an accompanying slideshow on the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's web site at For telephone participants, the dial-in number is 877-485-3104 with a passcode of "Meritage". Participants are encouraged to dial in five minutes before the call begins. A replay of the call will be available after 10:30 p.m. ET, January 28, 2010 on the website noted above, or by dialing 877-660-6853, and referencing passcode 341594.

About Meritage Homes Corporation

The year 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of Meritage Homes Corporation, the 9th largest homebuilder in the U.S. based on homes closed. Meritage offers a variety of homes across the Southern and Western states designed to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, including first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers, with base prices starting from under $100,000. As of September 30, 2009, the Company had 162 actively selling communities in 12 metropolitan areas including Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Tucson, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, and the East Bay/Central Valley and Inland Empire of California. Meritage Homes and its predecessor companies have delivered over 65,000 homes since the Company was founded in 1985.

Meritage Homes is listed on the NYSE under the symbol MTH.

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CONTACT:  Meritage Homes Corporation
          Investor Relations:
          Brent Anderson, Vice President-Investor Relations
            (972) 580-6360
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          Jane Hays, Vice President-Corporate Communications
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