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NHI Announces Second Quarter Dividend

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today that it will pay a second quarter dividend of 57.5 cents per common share to shareholders of record on June 30, 2010 and payable on August 10, 2010.

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 116 properties in 21 states and include skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, medical office buildings, an acute care hospital and an acute psychiatric hospital. 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 at www.nhinvestors.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.nhinvestors.com.

SOURCE: National Health Investors, Inc.

CONTACT: National Health Investors, Inc. Roger R. Hopkins, 615-890-9100 Chief Accounting Officer Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

North America

Tennessee INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Health

Other Health

REIT

Construction & Property

Commercial Building & Real Estate

Other Construction & Property SUBJECT CODE: Dividend