National Health Investors Sets Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

National Health Investors Sets Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference
                                  Call Dates

PR Newswire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2013

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --National Health Investors,
Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced today details for the release of its results for
the fourth quarter and year ended December31, 2012.

NHI plans to issue its earnings release for the fourth quarter before the
market opens on Friday, February 15, 2013, and will host a conference call on
the same day at 1 p.m.ET. The number to call for this interactive
teleconference is (212) 231-2902 with the confirmation number, 21645930.

The live broadcast of NHI's fourth quarter conference call will be available
online at as well as on Friday, February 15, 2013,
at 1 p.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and
continue for approximately 90 days.

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 assisted living, senior living campuses, independent
living, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, and hospitals.
Find additional information about NHI at

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 website athttp://www.sec.govor on NHI's website

SOURCE National Health Investors, Inc.

Contact: Roger R. Hopkins, Chief Accounting Officer, +1-615-890-9100; Tripp
Sullivan, Corporate Communications, Inc., +1-615-324-7335
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