NHC to Pay Preferred and Common Dividends

For release: February 15, 2013
Contact: Gerald Coggin, Senior VP of Corporate Relations
Phone: (615) 890-2020

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE MKT: NHC, NHC.PRA), the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per preferred share to shareholders of record on March 15, 2013 and payable on April 15, 2013 and a dividend of 30 cents per common share to shareholders of record on March 28, 2013 and payable on May 31, 2013.

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