NHI Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

  NHI Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- November 29, 2012

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today that it will pay a
fourth quarter dividend of $.67 per common share to shareholders of record on
December 31, 2012 and payable on January 31, 2013.

National Health Investors, Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust
that specializes in the financing of healthcare real estate by purchase and
leaseback transactions and by mortgage loans. NHI’s investments involve
skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, senior living
campuses, independent living facilities, medical office buildings, and
hospitals. The common stock of the company trades on the New York Stock
Exchange with the symbol NHI. Additional information about NHI, including its
most recent press releases, may be obtained on NHI’s web site
atwww.nhireit.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements. NHI cautions investors that any forward-looking
statements may involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of
future performance. All forward-looking statements represent NHI's judgment as
of the date of this release. Investors are urged to carefully review and
consider the various disclosures made by NHI in its periodic reports filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors and
other information disclosed in NHI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most
recently ended fiscal year. Copies of these filings are available at no cost
on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov or on NHI’s web site at
http://www.nhireit.com.

Contact:

National Health Investors, Inc.
Roger R. Hopkins, 615-890-9100
Chief Accounting Officer
 
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