SEC Edgar Web Site - June 30,2009
National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today a $55.5 million purchase/leaseback transaction involving four Texas skilled nursing facilities with 595 beds owned by affiliates of Legend Healthcare, LLC, a privately-owned company (“Legend”). The average age of the facilities is 5 years. Legend is currently a lease customer of NHI and specializes in the operation of transitional care and skilled nursing facilities. Three of the four facilities were purchased by NHI on June 30, 2009, for a total of $39.7 million, with the fourth facility expected to be purchased by NHI for $15.8 million no later than August 1, 2009. The purchases are funded from NHI’s accumulated cash liquidity. The four facilities are being leased to Legend over 15 years at an initial lease rate of 10% plus annual increases. Legend has the option after 7 years to purchase the facilities.
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