SOURCE: Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc.

December 17, 2010 14:01 ET

Resource America, Inc. Authorizes Share Repurchase Plan

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase plan under which the Company may buy up to $20.0 million of its outstanding common stock, replacing a share repurchase plan that had been approved by the Board in July 2007. 

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, commercial finance and financial fund management sectors. For more information please visit our website at www.resourceamerica.com or contact 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 Resource America, Inc. 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 10Q, reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K. Resource America, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement to reflect new or changing information or events.

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