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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report : April 22, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

222 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(Address of principal executive offices)

(615) 890-9100
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year,
if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each Class
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers: Election of Directors: Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.‬‬‬

On April 22, 2020, National Health Investors, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that David Travis has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer effective May 1, 2020. Mr. Travis will replace Ron Reel, the current Chief Accounting Officer, who has informed the Company that he will retire December 31, 2020. Mr. Reel will remain with the Company until December 31, 2020 to help with the transition and other accounting needs of the Company.

Mr. Travis, age 45, has over 20 years of accounting, financial reporting and process and system design experience, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of MedEquities Realty Trust from August 2014 until August 2019. Mr. Travis was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer with Healthcare Realty Trust from December 2006 until July 2014. Prior to that Mr. Travis was an Audit Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Travis graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Travis will have an initial base salary of $200,000 and will be eligible to receive a pro-rata portion of a $150,000 annual bonus for 2020 based on the same terms as other executive officers. In addition, Mr. Travis will be granted an option to purchase 7,500 shares of NHI common stock on May 1, 2020 with an exercise price equal to the market price on that date. The option will vest 1/3rd on the date of grant, 1/3rd on the first anniversary and 1/3rd on the second anniversary.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

Exhibit Number
Press Release in HTML format, dated April 22, 2020, announcing the appointment of David Travis as Chief Accounting Officer, titled "NHI Announces Hire of New Chief Accounting Officer"
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


/s/ Eric Mendelsohn
Eric Mendelsohn
President and Chief Executive Officer

Date:    April 22, 2020

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1 PRESS RELEASE DATED APRIL 22, 2020)

Exhibit 99.1


Contact:    Dana Hambly
Director, Investor Relations
Phone:    (615) 890-9100

NHI Announces Hire of New Chief Accounting Officer
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--(April 22, 2020) - National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today that it has hired David Travis as its Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer effective as of May 1, 2020. Mr. Travis will be replacing Ron Reel who will be retiring December 31, 2020.
Mr. Travis has over 20 years of accounting and financial reporting experience including over 12 years as a Chief Accounting Officer for publicly traded healthcare REITs. Prior to joining NHI, Mr. Travis was the Chief Accounting Officer with MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc from 2014 through the completion of its merger with Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) in 2019 and the Chief Accounting Officer for Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) from 2006 - 2014. Before joining Healthcare Realty Trust, Mr. Travis was an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP from 1996 - 2006 where he led the audits of public and private enterprises across multiple industries. Mr. Travis earned his B.B.A summa cum laude in accounting from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Spaid stated, “I’m very pleased and excited to welcome David to NHI as the newest member of our executive team. David’s REIT, healthcare, and senior housing expertise is perfectly aligned with NHI’s mission and needs in this increasingly complex business environment. I also want to extend my and NHI’s heartfelt thanks to Ron. We are extremely grateful to Ron for his seven years of service to NHI and the many impacts he has made to NHI’s growth. Ron will continue to be involved in the company as we on-board David, but as his presence wanes in the coming months his sense of humor and insights will be missed.”
About NHI
Incorporated in 1991, National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is a real estate investment trust specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. NHI’s portfolio consists of independent, assisted and memory care communities, entrance-fee retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals. For more information, visit

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