Meritage Homes to Present At Deutsche Bank 17th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced today that Meritage executive management will make a presentation to the investment community on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. PT at the Deutsche Bank 17th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Company's presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed through the "Investor Relations" page of the Meritage Homes website, Participants should access the webcast event page at least five minutes before the live event for the audio link and accompanying materials. An archived version of the Company's presentation will also be available on this site for a limited time following the presentation.

About Meritage Homes Corporation

Meritage Homes Corporation is a leading designer and builder of single-family detached homes in the historically high-growth southern and western United States. We offer a variety of homes that are designed to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, including first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers, with base prices ranging from under $100,000 to a million dollars. Our homebuilding and marketing activities are conducted under the names Meritage Homes, Monterey Homes and Legacy Homes. We have operations in three regions: West, Central and East, which are comprised of 12 metropolitan areas in six states. These three regions are our principal business segments. As of June 30, 2009, we had 178 actively selling communities in 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 60,000 homes since the Company was founded. We delivered more than 5,600 homes in 2008, ranking Meritage as the 10th largest homebuilder in the U.S. based on homes closed.

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
          Corporate Communications:
          Jane Hays, Vice President-Corporate Communications
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