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Statement on the Department of Justice Investigation

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2007--As previously announced, KB Home's past stock option grant practices are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Department of Justice is also looking into these practices but has informed KB Home that it is not a target of this investigation. KB Home has and intends to fully cooperate with any government agency looking into this matter.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in the homebuilding industry, KB Home is one of America's largest homebuilders. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Company has domestic operating divisions in 15 states, building communities from coast to coast. KB Home is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "KBH." Kaufman & Broad S.A., a subsidiary publicly-traded on Euronext Paris, is one of the leading homebuilders in France. For more information about any of KB Home's new home communities or complete mortgage services through Countrywide KB Home Loans, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit http://www.kbhome.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements concerning our future financial performance, business and prospects, and our future actions and their expected results, are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different, including, but not limited to general economic and business conditions; material prices and availability; labor costs and availability; changes in interest rates; our debt level; declines in consumer confidence; increases in competition; changes in currency exchange rates (insofar as they affect our operations in France); weather conditions, significant natural disasters and other environmental factors; government regulations; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; violations of our policies; the consequences of our past stock option granting process and the restatement of certain of our financial statements; pending government investigations and shareholder lawsuits regarding our past stock option granting process; other legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; conditions in the capital, credit and homebuilding markets; and other events and factors outside of our control. See our periodic reports and our other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements.

Kelly Masuda, Investor Contact, 310-893-7434
Caroline Shaw, Media Contact, 310-231-4142


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