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): January 27, 2019
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (949) 542-3130
905 Calle Amanecer, Suite 300,
San Clemente, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 27, 2019, CareTrust REIT, Inc. (the “Company”), through its operating partnership, CTR Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (“MIPA”) to acquire from BME Texas Holdings, LLC, in a single transaction, 100% of the membership interests in twelve separate, newly-formed special-purpose limited liability companies (the “SPEs”), each of which will own at closing a single real estate asset. The real estate assets include ten operating skilled nursing facilities and two operating skilled nursing/seniors housing campuses, primarily located in the southeastern United States. The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition is approximately $211.0 million, exclusive of transaction costs. Should the transaction contemplated by the MIPA ultimately close, the Company expects that the twelve assets will be leased at closing to replacement operators, at least one of which is expected to be an existing Company tenant, under long-term master leases at an anticipated initial lease yield of approximately 8.9%, before taking into account transaction costs. The transaction contemplated by the MIPA is subject to multiple closing conditions, including without limitation the acquisition of the assets by the SPEs, the full performance of other agreements to which the Company and its subsidiaries are not a party, the execution and timely completion of separate transition agreements between the incoming and outgoing operators, and multiple third-party approvals.

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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 31, 2019
/s/ William M. Wagner
William M. Wagner
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary