NHI Sells New Jersey Facility For $23 Million

  NHI Sells New Jersey Facility For $23 Million

Business Wire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- December 28, 2012

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today it has sold its
148-bed, Edison, New Jersey senior living campus for $23 million to its
current tenant, Sunrise Senior Living, pursuant to a purchase option between
the parties. Billed revenue to NHI during 2012 was approximately $1.4 million.

About National Health Investors

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is a healthcare real estate
investment trust specializing in financing healthcare real estate by purchase
and leaseback transactions, RIDEA transactions and by mortgage loans. NHI’s
investments include independent living, assisted living, senior living
campuses, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, and hospitals.
Find additional information about NHI at www.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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