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Justin Hutchens NHIFor the fourth consecutive year, NHI’s CEO & President Justin Hutchens has made Forbes lists of America’s Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under, ranking 14th, 8th, 18th and 13th respectively. The 20 CEOs listed hail from publicly traded companies that have CEOs age 40 and under with the highest market caps as of March 24, 2015. Since Justin’s first appointment to the list in 2012, NHI has nearly doubled its market cap from $1.38 billion to $2.7 billion. During that time, NHI’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for normalized FFO per share and dividends per share has consistently outperformed industry peers.

About Justin Hutchens

J. Justin Hutchens joined National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) in February 2009 as President and COO. Pursuant to a succession plan, in March 2011 he was appointed CEO. Prior to joining NHI, Mr. Hutchens acquired 15 years of senior care operations experience. His background includes multi-site management with assisted living and skilled nursing facilities (1997 – 2003). He has national operating experience (2003 –2009) as the Senior Vice-President and COO of Summerville Senior Living and Executive Vice-President and COO of Emeritus Senior Living (NYSE: ESC). Mr. Hutchens holds a Master of Science in Management from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. He was awarded Executive Certificates in Measurement and Control of Organizational Performance from the University of Michigan, and Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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 communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals.  Learn more at


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