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KB Home and Martha Stewart to Introduce New Collection of Homes in Orlando

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Prospective home buyers can enter to win tickets to a VIP event and cupcake-decorating contest with Stewart as special guest and judge on July 20</b> </p>

Friday, July 08, 2011

KB Home and Martha Stewart to Introduce New Collection of Homes in Orlando08:00 EDT Friday, July 08, 2011 ORLANDO, Fla. (Business Wire) -- KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation's premier homebuilders, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced their newest project: a beautiful collection of new homes created with Martha Stewart at KB Home's Mabel Bridge community in Orlando. To celebrate the new home offerings, KB Home is inviting prospective buyers throughout the Orlando and Tampa area to enter to win tickets to a VIP event with special guest Martha Stewart on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at KB Home's Mabel Bridge community. One lucky grand prize winner will also win a trip for two to New York City to attend a taping of The MarthaStewart Show on Hallmark Channel. Guests of the VIP event will be among the first to tour a new model home designed and decorated by Ms. Stewart and her team, prior to opening to the public on Saturday, July 23. They will also enjoy appetizers and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to participate in a cupcake-decorating contest to be judged by Ms. Stewart. To enter to win tickets to the event, prospective buyers can simply visit any KB Home community in Central Florida between now and Thursday, July 14. Winners will be notified by Monday, July 18. The Martha Stewart homes offered at KB Home's Mabel Bridge are beautiful one- and two-story designs ranging in size from 2,294 to 3,277 square feet with four to six bedrooms, two to four baths and two- or three-car garages. Homes are affordably priced, beginning in the $260,000s. In addition to offering unique features from Martha Stewart, the KB homes at Mabel Bridge are designed to help their owners save money while also being environmentally conscious. As in all new KB Home communities, all homes will be ENERGY STAR® qualified and engineered to heat and cool efficiently and use fewer energy resources with standard features such as low-E windows, radiant barrier roofing and ENERGY STAR qualified appliances. Also included in all new KB homes is the KB Home Energy Performance Guide™ (EPG), an estimate of monthly electric and/or gas costs for each home as designed as well as valuable information on the home's relative energy efficiency when compared to a typical new home or resale home. For more information about the Martha Stewart homes at KB Home's Mabel Bridge community, or any other KB Home communities, visit or call 1-888-KB-HOMES. About KB Home KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation's premier homebuilders, has delivered over half a million quality homes for families since its founding in 1957. The Los Angeles-based company is distinguished by its Built to Order™ homebuilding approach that puts a custom home experience within reach of its customers at an affordable price. KB Home has been named the #1 Green Homebuilder in a study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list. The Company trades under the ticker symbol "KBH" and was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information about any of KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses the company's print and digital businesses and is comprised of four magazines, including MSLO's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues, books, websites, digital apps, blogs, and more. The Broadcasting segment produces the Emmy-winning, daily television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and other original programming on Hallmark Channel, including “Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn.” Broadcasting also encompasses Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 110. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, and independent retailers, the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about MSLO, visit KB HomeCara Kane, 321-299-6844ckane@kbhome.comorMSLODeb Dowling,