The depositary and information agent for the Offer and Consent Solicitation is Global Bondholder Services Corporation. The dealer managers for the Offer and solicitation agents for the Consent Solicitation are Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. Persons with questions regarding the Offer or Consent Solicitation should contact Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (212) 723-6106 (collect) or (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (212) 538-2147 (collect) or (800) 820-1653 (toll-free).The Offer Documents will be distributed to holders of Notes promptly. Holders who would like additional copies of the Offer Documents may call the information agent, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, toll-free at (866) 470-4200. (Banks and brokers may call collect at (212) 430-3774.) This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Offer and the Consent Solicitation are being made only pursuant to the Offer Documents that K. Hovnanian will be distributing to holders promptly. Holders and investors should read carefully the Offer Documents because they contain important information, including the various terms and conditions of the Offer and the Consent Solicitation. About Hovnanian Enterprises Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1959 by Kevork S. Hovnanian, is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Company is one of the nation's largest homebuilders with operations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Company's homes are marketed and sold under the trade names K. Hovnanian ® Homes ®, Matzel & Mumford, Brighton Homes, Parkwood Builders, Town & Country Homes and Oster Homes. As the developer of K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons communities, the Company is also one of the nation's largest builders of active adult homes. Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this press release that are not historical facts should be considered as "forward-looking statements." Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in, or suggested by, such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, (1) changes in general and local economic and industry and business conditions and impacts of the sustained homebuilding downturn, (2) adverse weather and other environmental conditions and man-made or natural disasters, (3) changes in market conditions and seasonality of the Company's business, (4) changes in home prices and sales activity in the markets where the Company builds homes, (5) government regulation, including regulations concerning development of land, the home building, sales and customer financing processes, tax laws and the environment, (6) fluctuations in interest rates and the availability of mortgage financing, (7) shortages in, and price fluctuations of, raw materials and labor, (8) the availability and cost of suitable land and improved lots, (9) levels of competition, (10) availability of financing to the Company in order to satisfy the financing condition for the Offer, (11) utility shortages and outages or rate fluctuations, (12) levels of indebtedness and restrictions on the Company's operations and activities imposed by the agreements governing the Company's outstanding indebtedness, (13) the Company's sources of liquidity, (14) changes in credit ratings, (15) availability of net operating loss carryforwards, (16) operations through joint ventures with third parties, (17) product liability litigation, warranty claims and claims made by mortgage investors, (18) successful identification and integration of acquisitions, (19) changes in tax laws affecting the after-tax costs of owning a home, (20) significant influence of the Company's controlling stockholders, (21) geopolitical risks, terrorist acts and other acts of war and (22) other factors described in detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 and the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended January 31, 2012, April 30, 2012 and July 31, 2012. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.
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