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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): November 23, 2020
New Senior Investment Group Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware   001-36499   80-0912734
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
55 West 46th Street, Suite 2204
New York New York 10036
(Address of principal executive offices)
(646) 822-3700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report) 
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Title of each class: Trading Symbol: Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share SNR New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;
Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) Election of Directors. On November 23, 2020, New Senior Investment Group Inc. announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has elected Norman K. Jenkins as a director, effective immediately.

The election of Mr. Jenkins furthers the Board’s overall refreshment and diversity goals to maintain a board that, taken as a whole, has the best combination of knowledge, skills, experience and perspectives to provide comprehensive and effective oversight of the Company and support the Company’s strategic goals, as well as the knowledge, ability and independence to deliver the high standard of governance expected by the Company’s stockholders.
This election is the first step of what is intended to be a multi-step refreshment plan.

Mr. Jenkins will serve as a Class I Director with a term expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Jenkins will receive the standard annual Board compensation for non-employee directors for 2020. In connection with this election, the Board increased its size to eight members.

The Board also considered the independence of Mr. Jenkins under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company's corporate governance principles and concluded that Mr. Jenkins is an independent director under the applicable standards. The Board appointed Mr. Jenkins to serve as a member of the Audit Committee.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Jenkins and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Jenkins was elected as a director. As of the date of his election, neither Mr. Jenkins nor any of his immediate family members has not entered into or proposed to enter into any transactions required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Jenkins’ election to the Board is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated into this Current Report on Form 8-K by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits    
Exhibit No.        Description                                        
104             Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 23, 2020     By:   /s/ Lori B. Marino
      Lori B. Marino
      Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary