D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, a 66 2/3% Increase

August 09, 2006

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2006--D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI), America's Builder, Wednesday (August 9, 2006) announced that it has declared a cash dividend of fifteen cents ($0.15) per share. The current dividend represents a 66 2/3% increase over the $0.09 per share quarterly cash dividend declared in the same quarter of last year, and a 50% increase over the $0.10 per share cash dividend declared and paid last quarter. The dividend increase reflects the Company's confidence in its earnings and cash generation prospects for the future. The current dividend is payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 21, 2006.

D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, is the largest homebuilder in the United States, delivering more than 51,000 homes in its fiscal year ended September 30, 2005. Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has expanded its presence to include 83 markets in 27 states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and Western regions of the United States. The Company is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes with sales prices ranging from $90,000 to over $900,000. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.

Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although D.R. Horton believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to D.R. Horton on the date this release was issued. D.R. Horton does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this release include our confidence in the Company's earnings and cash generation prospects for the future. Factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, real estate construction and other business conditions; changes in interest rates, the availability of mortgage financing or increases in the costs of owning a home; governmental regulations and environmental matters; the Company's substantial debt; competitive conditions within the industry; the availability of capital to the Company on favorable terms; the Company's ability to successfully effect its growth strategies; and warranty and product liability claims. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in D.R. Horton's annual report on Form 10-K and most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


D.R. Horton, Inc., Fort Worth
Stacey Dwyer, 817-390-8200

D.R. Horton, Inc.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding D.R. Horton's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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