NHI Advances $10 Million to Capital Funding Group

<0> NHI Advances $10 Million to Capital Funding Group </0>

<0> National Health Investors, Inc.Roger R. Hopkins, 615-890-9100Chief Accounting Officer </0>

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today it has funded an additional $10 million to Capital Funding Group, Inc. (CFG), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, for its healthcare loan investments. The total credit facility of $15 million has now been fully funded by NHI and matures in April, 2015.

The CFG family of companies represents comprehensive financing solutions for healthcare facilities, including bridge loans and HUD-insured mortgages, focusing on the long-term care, assisted living and hospital sectors. CFG is a leader in the HUD-insured mortgage industry, having provided nearly $2 billion in mortgages nationwide.

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 at .