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Press release from Business Wire

Omega Announces Common Stock Dividend

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Omega Announces Common Stock Dividend16:30 EDT Thursday, October 13, 2011 HUNT VALLEY, Md. (Business Wire) -- Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.40 per share. The common stock dividend is payable November 15, 2011 to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 31, 2011. At the date of this release, the Company had approximately 103 million outstanding common shares. Omega is a real estate investment trust investing in and providing financing to the long-term care industry. At June 30, 2011, Omega owned or held mortgages on 398 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other specialty hospitals with approximately 46,126 licensed beds (44,376 available beds) located in 35 states and operated by 50 third-party healthcare operating companies. In addition, Omega has two facilities currently held for sale. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.Bob Stephenson, CFO, (410) 427-1700