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KAUFMAN AND BROAD, HOUSING GROUP SETTLE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

 LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. (NYSE: KBH) and The Housing Group - Northern California Inc. today announced they have reached an out-of-court settlement of copyright infringement allegations.
 In a lawsuit filed last Nov. 30, in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Calif., Kaufman and Broad alleged that three new home models offered for sale by The Housing Group at it Country Faire community in Dixon, Calif. infringed on designs copyrighted by Kaufman and Broad.
 In settling the lawsuit, The Housing Group agreed to pay a substantial cash sum to Kaufman and Broad, and agreed not to recommence construction of its "Blue Ribbon" model, which had been halted by the court on Dec. 18, 1992. The Housing Group will be allowed to recommence and complete construction of both its "Arcade" and "Carousel" models at its Country Faire community.
 Both companies agreed to keep all other details of the settlement confidential.
 Los Angeles-based Kaufman and Broad is the largest home builder in the West, with operations in California, Nevada and Arizona. The Housing Group is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
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 /CONTACT: Bernard Sandalow of Kaufman and Broad, 310-443-8040/
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