Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.53 per share, increasing the quarterly common dividend by $0.01 per share over the previous quarter. The common stock dividend is payable Monday, February 16, 2015 to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on Monday, February 2, 2015.

At the date of this release, the Company had approximately 127.6 million outstanding common shares.

The Company is a real estate investment trust investing in and providing financing to the long-term care industry. At September 30, 2014, the Company owned or held mortgages on 562 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other specialty hospitals with approximately 63,532 licensed beds (61,189 available beds) located in 37 states and operated by 50 third-party healthcare operating companies.

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