NHC to Pay Preferred and Common Dividends

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--()--National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE MKT: NHC, NHC.PRA), the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, has announced that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per preferred share to shareholders of record on March 17, 2014 and payable on April 15, 2014 and a dividend of 32 cents per common share to shareholders of record on March 31, 2014 and payable on June 2, 2014.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. NHC cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. The risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by NHC with the S.E.C., including Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, and include, among others, the following: liabilities and other claims asserted against us and patient care liabilities, as well as the resolution of current litigation; availability of insurance and assets for indemnification; national and local economic conditions; including their effect on the availability and cost of labor, utilities and materials; the effect of government regulations and changes in regulations governing the healthcare industry, including our compliance with such regulations; changes in Medicare and Medicaid payment levels and methodologies and the application of such methodologies by the government and its fiscal intermediaries, the ability of third parties for whom we have guaranteed debt to refinance certain short term debt obligations; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the S.E.C. filings. The risks included here are not exhaustive. All forward-looking statements represent NHC’s best judgment as of the date of this release.

About NHC

NHC affiliates operate for themselves and third parties 69 skilled nursing facilities with 8,943 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 38 homecare programs, five independent living centers and 15 assisted living communities. NHC’s other services include Alzheimer’s units, long-term care pharmacies, hospice, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third parties. Other information about the company can be found on our web site at www.nhccare.com.

Contacts

National HealthCare Corporation
Gerald Coggin, 615-890-2020
Senior VP of Corporate Relations

Release Summary

NHC declares quarterly common and preferred dividend.

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Contacts

National HealthCare Corporation
Gerald Coggin, 615-890-2020
Senior VP of Corporate Relations