UCLA IS Associates Honors Alumnus for Business Innovation

Bryan Smith

(Los Angeles, October 17, 2016) – UCLA’s IS Associates, Southern California’s leading group of information technology executives, will present its annual Executive Leadership Award (ELA)
to UCLA alumnus Bryan Smith, Executive Vice President and President of Property Management of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), a national leader in the single-family home rental industry, based in Agoura Hills, CA.

American Homes 4 Rent was founded in 2011 with the purpose of institutionalizing the single-family rental industry. To execute on that vision, Smith led the company in disrupting the
traditional acquisitions model, using mobile technology to achieve scale in reviewing brokered opportunities and trustee sales across more than 40 markets in 22 states. He pioneered the
use of directed technology solutions to remove friction from the touring and leasing process. At each step of the property lifecycle, new tools were developed and deployed to create a significant advantage over competitors while efficiently scaling up operations and attracting the necessary capital to fuel and manage this exceptional growth.

The award will be given to Smith, who earned a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA in 1996 and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2002, at the IS Associates Executive Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, November 17 at UCLA’s Covel Grand Horizon Ballroom. KNX radio anchor Frank Mottek will serve as the evening’s emcee. Sponsored by
the UCLA Office of Information Technology, the IS Associates’ award is given to a senior general management executive who has brought information systems into the most strategic and
high-level decision-making processes, as well as into widespread use throughout the organization.

“American Homes 4 Rent is experiencing the opportunity of disruption that is changing entire industries with the engagement of ubiquitous access and use of networked data and
information,” said UCLA Vice Provost Jim Davis, Office of Information Technology. “UCLA and the IS Associates are thrilled that this year’s award is going to Bryan Smith, an executive leader who has embraced the role of information technology to create an entirely new model for rental property operations and who is from our own UCLA community.”

As a consequence of Smith’s leadership, American Homes 4 Rent was able to rapidly acquire, renovate and lease the current portfolio of almost 50K homes while simultaneously building a national management platform. Smith’s strategy incorporated disruptive technology to redefine industry practices which helped the company expand to an enterprise value of over $10
billion and scale from a start-up to over $850 million in annualized revenues in less than four years.

“There are very few firms that have so completely and so seamlessly integrated their technology platforms into their business models the way American Homes 4 Rent has,” said Don
Olender, executive director of IS Associates. “Bryan has demonstrated the proactive leadership necessary to drive the use of technology to meet AMH’s primary business objectives, and it
is truly exciting to see the combined levels of business productivity and positive customer outcomes that are possible when technology is leveraged this way.”

About Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith has served as Executive Vice President and President of Property Management of American Homes 4 Rent since February 2015 and previously was Senior Vice President and Director of Property Management. He is responsible for property management operations nationwide and is a licensed real estate broker and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

About American Homes 4 Rent

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is a leader in the single-family home rental industry and is fast becoming a nationally recognized brand for rental homes, known for high quality, good value and tenant satisfaction. American Homes 4 Rent is an internally managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive,
single-family homes as rental properties. As of June 30, 2016, the company owned 48,038 single-family properties in selected submarkets in 22 states.

About IS Associates

IS Associates is a UCLA-sponsored organization that is dedicated to the effective management and understanding of information systems and the effective leadership of the information technology functions. The organization provides a management education forum for its membership, which is open to organizations involved in the professional application of information systems to business and research. The organization includes senior executives, leading consultants and suppliers, government, and UCLA faculty, staff and students in a program of information-sharing and research. For more information about IS Associates, visit www.isassociates.org.

Contact information:

UCLA, Barbara Woltag, (310) 794-5169, bwoltag@oit.ucla.edu

American Homes 4 Rent, Investor Relations, (855) 794-2447, investors@ah4r.com