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Meritage Homes Corp (MTH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Hilton

55 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Hilla Sferruzza

41 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Phillippe Lord

43 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Javier Feliciano

43 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

C. White

56 2005 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Peter Ax

57 2007 Lead Independent Director

Dana Bradford

52 2009 Independent Director

Richard Burke

74 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Haddock

69 2005 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

55 2016 Independent Director

Michael Odell

53 2011 Independent Director

Raymond Oppel

60 1997 Independent Director

Robert Sarver

55 1996 Independent Director

Brent Anderson

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Hilton

Mr. Steven J. Hilton serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hilton has been the Company’s chairman and chief executive officer since May 2006. Mr. Hilton was the co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Meritage Homes Corporation from 1996 to May 2006. In 1985, Mr. Hilton co-founded Arizona-based Monterey Homes, the predecessor company to Meritage Homes Corporation. Under Mr. Hilton’s leadership, Monterey became publicly traded in 1996. Mr. Hilton received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona and is a director of Western Alliance Bancorporation (a NYSE listed company), a leading bank holding company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Hilton has more than 30 years of real estate experience and is considered an expert and innovator in the homebuilding industry. He is a frequent participant in panels and interviews regarding the industry.

Hilla Sferruzza

Ms. Hilla Sferruzza is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective April 1, 2016. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President in April 2016. Prior to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Ms. Sferruzza was named Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller in 2010 and has worked in other management roles at the company since 2006.

Phillippe Lord

Mr. Phillippe Lord serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has been Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President since April 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lord was Vice President of Strategic Operations from 2008 through 2012 and served as our Western Region President from 2012 through March 2015.

Javier Feliciano

Mr. Javier Feliciano serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Meritage in November 2015 as Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President. From January 2013 through November 2015, Mr. Feliciano was employed by Apollo Education Group as Vice President, Human Resources and as HR Director from June 2010 through January 2013.

C. White

Mr. C. Timothy White serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has been General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary since October 2005 and served on our Board of Directors from December 1996 until October 2005.

Peter Ax

Mr. Peter L. Ax serves as Lead Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Ax has been a director since September 2000 and is the Company's lead director. He is the managing partner of Phoenix Capital Management, an operationally focused venture capital firm. Mr. Ax is the former chairman and chief executive officer of SpinCycle, Inc., a public reporting consolidator and developer of coin-operated laundromats. Previously, Mr. Ax served as head of the Private Equity Division and senior vice president of Lehman Brothers in New York and has served in various operating roles for enterprises operated by Phoenix Capital Management. Mr. Ax is also on the board of directors of iGo, Inc. (formerly, NASDAQ: IGOI) and serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of Cascadia Capital, a Seattle-based investment banking and merchant banking firm, and also serves annually as a judge in the Wharton Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. Mr. Ax holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the University of Arizona, and a B.S.B.A. from the University of Arizona, and has been a certified public accountant. Mr. Ax possesses extensive skills and experience relating to, among other things, capital markets and corporate finance.

Dana Bradford

Mr. Dana C. Bradford serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Bradford has been a director since August 2009. Mr. Bradford is Executive Chairman of Waitt Brands, a diversified consumer brands company. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Bradford was the president and managing partner of McCarthy Capital Corporation, a private equity firm. He also serves as a director on the boards of Southwest Value Partners, a San Diego-based real estate company and Customer Service Profiles, an Omaha-based provider of customer satisfaction data and analytics. Mr. Bradford formerly served as chairman of the board of SAFE Boats International, a Seattle-based manufacturer of defense and emergency response boats and Vornado Air, a Wichita-based consumer brands company and formerly served as a director on the boards of Ballantyne, NRG Media, Guild Mortgage and Gold Circle Films. Mr. Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Creighton University. Mr. Bradford brings additional perspective to the Board relating to real estate and corporate finance matters.

Richard Burke

Mr. Richard T. Burke , Sr., serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Burke has been a director since September 2004. Mr. Burke is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group, which he founded, took public in 1984 and served as chief executive officer as well. From 1995 until 2001, Mr. Burke was the owner and chief executive officer of the Phoenix Coyotes, a National Hockey League team and has served as a director for a number of other companies, both public and private. Mr. Burke previously served as a director for First Cash Financial Services, Inc., a position from which he resigned within the past five years. Mr. Burke is a business and civic leader in Phoenix, Arizona, and his experience as the chairman and CEO of a multi-billion dollar public company provides the Board with outstanding corporate governance and financial insight.

Gerald Haddock

Mr. Gerald W. Haddock serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Haddock has been a director since January 2005. Mr. Haddock is the founder of Haddock Enterprises, LLC and formerly served as president and Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities, a diversified real estate investment trust. He is currently a director of ENSCO International, Plc., a leading global offshore oil and gas drilling service company. As a director for ENSCO, he has served as its co-lead director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. From December 2004 to October 2008, Mr. Haddock served as a Board Member of Cano Petroleum, Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees and is a member of various committees for the Baylor College of Medicine (2011 to 2015), the Executive Investment Committee at Baylor University, the M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Education and Research Foundation, and the CEELI Institute. Mr. Haddock received his Bachelor of business administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from Baylor University. He also received a Masters of Law in Taxation degree from New York University and an MBA degree from Dallas Baptist University.

Deborah Henretta

Ms. Deborah A. Henretta serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Henretta was appointed as a director in March 2016. Ms. Henretta retired from the Proctor & Gamble, Co. ("P&G") in 2015. Throughout her 30 years at P&G, she held various senior positions throughout several sectors, serving as Group President of Global e-Commerce, which included serving as Head of Global Beauty Care; Division President of Global Baby/Toddler & Adult Care; and Division Vice President of Fabric Conditioners and Bleach. She has been a director at Corning, Inc. since 2013, at Nisource Inc. since 2015 and at Staples,Inc. since 2016. Ms. Henretta graduated summa cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with a BA in communications in 1983. She earned her MA in advertising research and teaching assistantship from Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1985.

Michael Odell

Mr. Michael R. Odell CPA, serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corp. Mr. Odell has been a director since December 2011. He is president and Chief Executive Officer of MAIHO III LLC, a holding company for investments in the automotive aftermarket. In 2015 and 2016, he served as president of Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse, an automotive parts distributor. From 2008 through 2014, he served as president, Chief Executive Officer and board member of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, a NYSE-listed Fortune 1000 company and the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain. Mr. Odell joined Pep Boys in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Sears Retail & Specialty Stores, a $26 billion division of Sears Holdings Corporation. Mr. Odell started his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Odell holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business. Mr. Odell has deep service, retail and distribution experience, with a broad background in strategic planning, leadership, operations and finance.

Raymond Oppel

Mr. Raymond Oppel serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation., since December 1997. Mr. Oppel has been a director since December 1997. Mr. Oppel is a licensed real estate broker and currently is active as a private investor in real estate development. He was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Oppel Jenkins Group, a regional homebuilder in Texas and New Mexico, which was purchased in 1995 by public homebuilder KB Home. Mr. Oppel has almost 30 years of experience in the homebuilding business. Mr. Oppel possesses extensive knowledge about the real estate industry in general and the homebuilding industry in particular.

Robert Sarver

Mr. Robert Gary Sarver CPA, serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Sarver has been a director since December 1996. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation and the managing partner of the Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team. From 1995 to 1998, he served as chairman of Grossmont Bank. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of California Bank & Trust from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Sarver earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and has been a certified public accountant. Mr. Sarver has been active in the real estate industry for more than 30 years and is known nationwide as a leader and expert in banking. He has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of successful real-estate activities, including commercial, residential and development projects.

Brent Anderson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Steven Hilton

7,357,740

Hilla Sferruzza

1,702,880

Phillippe Lord

3,188,480

Javier Feliciano

504,364

C. White

2,474,230

Peter Ax

280,100

Dana Bradford

230,100

Richard Burke

225,100

Gerald Haddock

235,100

Deborah Henretta

186,678

Michael Odell

225,100

Raymond Oppel

235,100

Robert Sarver

205,100

Brent Anderson

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As Of  30 Dec 2016