Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   September 24, 2012

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland 000-54371 26-4008719
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
4000 MacArthur Boulevard, West Tower, Suite 200, Newport Beach, California   92660
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (949) 270-9200

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On September 24, 2012, our board of directors authorized a daily distribution to our stockholders of record as of the close of business on each day of the period commencing on October 1, 2012 and ending on October 31, 2012.

The distributions will be calculated based on 365 days in the calendar year and will be equal to $0.001808219 per share of common stock, which is equal to an annualized distribution rate of 6.6%, assuming a purchase price of $10.00 per share. These distributions will be aggregated and paid in cash monthly in arrears. The distributions declared for each record date will be paid only from legally available funds.


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.

    Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc.
September 25, 2012   By:   /s/ Jeffrey T. Hanson
        Name: Jeffrey T. Hanson
        Title: Chief Executive Officer