Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
February 22, 2019 (February 15, 2019)

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

(e)     Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Incentive bonuses

On February 15, 2019, the Compensation Committee approved the payment of incentive bonuses for 2018 results.
Named Executive Officer
2018 Bonus
Eric Mendelsohn
Roger Hopkins
Kristin S. Gaines
Kevin Pascoe
John Spaid

Equity Grant

On February 15, 2019, the Compensation Committee approved the following stock option grants for its named executive officers:

Named Executive Officer
Option Grant
Eric Mendelsohn
Roger Hopkins
Kristi Gaines
Kevin Pascoe
John Spaid

The exercise price for each of the options will be the closing price of NHI’s common stock on February 21, 2019. All of the options granted will vest 1/3 on the date of grant and 1/3 on each of the first and second anniversary of the date of grant.

2019 Base Salaries

On February 15, 2019, the Compensation Committee approved 2019 base salaries for the named executive officers.
Named Executive Officer
2019 Base Salary
Eric Mendelsohn
Roger Hopkins
Kristin S. Gaines
Kevin Pascoe
John Spaid

In addition, Mr. Mendelsohn and the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement (the “Agreement”) effective February 15, 2019. The Agreement has an initial term until December 31, 2019, automatically renews each year unless 90 days’ notice of intention not to renew is given by either party. The Agreement is substantially the same as the prior agreement, but provides an initial base salary of $350,000 and provides a Cash Performance Incentive Plan which is driven by the Company’s normalized adjusted funds from

operation (“AFFO”) and recurring dividend growth as well as a discretionary bonus. The Agreement also provides that Mr. Mendelsohn is subject to a 24 month non-compete and non-solicitation period following termination of his employment. The Agreement further provides that if his employment is terminated due to a Without Cause Termination or Constructive Discharge (each as defined in the Agreement), the Company will pay Mr. Mendelsohn a monthly fee equal to his then current base salary divided by 12 for up to 24 months provided Mr. Mendelsohn has not accepted new employment. A copy of the Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

Exhibit Index


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.


By:    /s/Roger Hopkins
Name:    Roger Hopkins
Title:     Principal Accounting Officer    

Date:    February 22, 2019