SOURCE: Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc.

August 03, 2012 09:15 ET

Resource America Authorizes Repurchase of up to 5% of Outstanding Common Stock

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to 5% of its outstanding common shares. The Company currently has outstanding approximately 19.9 million shares of common stock. Share repurchases may be made from time to time through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions at the discretion of the Company and in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as applicable. The amount and timing of any repurchases will depend on market conditions and other factors.

Resource America, Inc. is a specialized asset management company that uses industry specific expertise to generate and administer investment opportunities for its own account and for outside investors in the real estate, financial fund management and commercial finance sectors. For more information please visit our website at www.resourceamerica.com or contact Marketing and Investor Relations at pkamdar@resourceamerica.com.

Certain matters discussed within this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include financial performance, regulatory changes, changes in local or national economic conditions and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement to reflect new or changing information or events.

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