SOURCE: Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc.

December 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Resource America, Inc. Authorizes New Stock Repurchase Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to one million shares of its common stock, representing approximately 5% of the shares outstanding. This repurchase authorization replaces the Company's previous repurchase authorization, in August 2012, under which the Company has repurchased almost 5% of the total shares outstanding. 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 an asset management company that specializes in real estate and credit investments. The Company's objective is to be best in class among asset managers in the real estate and credit sectors as measured by returns to investors and the quality of the funds and businesses it manages. Resource America's investments emphasize consistent value and long-term returns with an income orientation. 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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