SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

August 23, 2010 12:25 ET

Disposal of 5m common shares in Volta Resources

LONDON--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -






RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD

("Randgold Resources" or "Randgold")




RANDGOLD RESOURCES ANNOUNCES DISPOSAL OF 5000000 COMMON SHARES IN
VOLTA RESOURCES INC



London, 23 August 2010 - Randgold Resources Limited sold a further
5million common shares in VoltaResources Inc ("Volta") at a price of
CAD$1.50 per common share on Monday 16 August 2010. The total proceeds
payable to Randgold were CAD$7.5million (US$7.2million). The cash
proceeds received will be used for general corporate purposes.



Randgold acquired 20million common shares in Volta as part of the
consideration received for the sale of the Kiakaproject in
BurkinaFaso, completed on 20 November 2009. Randgold sold 5million
common shares on

12 May 2010 and after this transaction will continue to hold
10.99million shares in Volta.



The management of Randgold has no on-going involvement with the Kiaka
project or Volta and will continue to categorise the remaining Randgold
investment in Volta as available-for-sale financial assets.



Enquiries:

Mark Bristow      Graham Shuttleworth   Kathy du Plessis
Chief Executive   Financial Director    Investor & Media Relations
+447880711386     +441534735333         +442075577738
+447797752288     +447796144438         randgoldresources@dpapr.com



Website:www.randgoldresources.com

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