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Meritage Homes Corp (MTH.N)

MTH.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Hilton

54 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Hilla Sferruzza

40 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Phillippe Lord

42 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Javier Feliciano

42 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

C. White

55 2005 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Peter Ax

56 2007 Lead Independent Director

Dana Bradford

51 2009 Independent Director

Richard Burke

72 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Haddock

68 2005 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

55 2016 Independent Director

Michael Odell

52 2011 Independent Director

Raymond Oppel

59 1997 Independent Director

Robert Sarver

54 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.

Hilla Sferruzza

Ms. Hilla Sferruzza is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective April 1, 2016. Ms. Sferruzza joined Meritage in 2006 to be corporate Controller in charge of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting functions. She was named Chief Accounting Officer in 2010 and Senior Vice President in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, earned her MBA from Washington State University and is a CPA.

Phillippe Lord

Mr. Phillippe Lord serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. 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. 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 served on the company 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. 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., since August 14, 2009. Mr. Bradford is the co-founder of and is currently the Executive Chairman of Waitt Brands, a diversified consumer brands company. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Bradford was the president and managing partner of McCarthy Capital Corporation, a private equity firm. He serves as executive chairman of the board of Prime Global Sports, a tennis and squash company. Mr. Bradford also serves as a director on the boards of the Waitt Company, Vornado Air, Southwest Value Partners, a San Diego-based real estate investment company and Custom Service Profiles, a provider of customer satisfaction data and analytics. Mr. Bradford formerly served as chairman of the board of SAFE Boats International, a director on the boards of Ballantyne (AMEX: BTN); NRG Media; Guild Mortgage; Gold Circle Films and McCarthy Group, an Omaha-based investment company.

Richard Burke

Mr. Richard T. Burke , Sr., serves as Independent Director of Meritage Homes Corporation., since September 9, 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, 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., since January 11, 2005. Mr. Haddock was appointed as a director in 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 and at Nisource Inc. since 2015. 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., since December 28, 2011. Mr. Odell has been a director since December 2011. Since 2015, he has served as president of Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse, a wholesale automotive parts distributor. Since 2015, Mr. Odell has also served as a board member of Instrument Sales & Service, a manufacturer of electro-mechanical components primarily for the automotive market. From 2008 through 2014, Mr. Odell 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. He 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 and retail 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 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., since December 1996. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation (a NYSE listed company), a director of Skywest Airlines, 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

5,531,120

Hilla Sferruzza

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Phillippe Lord

2,057,590

Javier Feliciano

476,186

C. White

2,031,620

Peter Ax

291,040

Dana Bradford

241,040

Richard Burke

241,040

Gerald Haddock

251,040

Deborah Henretta

--

Michael Odell

241,040

Raymond Oppel

251,040

Robert Sarver

211,040

Brent Anderson

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As Of  30 Dec 2015