SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

February 08, 2010 02:01 ET

Randgold Resources - Final dividend for 2009

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) -


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

("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")


FINAL DIVIDEND FOR 2009 - ELECTION FOR STERLING DIVIDEND


London, 8 February 2010 - Randgold Resources Limited has declared an
annual dividend for the year ended 31 December 2009 of US$0.17 per
share. The dividend payment will be made on 18 March 2010 to
shareholders on the register on 26 February 2010. The ex-dividend date
will be 24 February 2010.


The United States dollar is the Company's main economic and reporting
currency. It is therefore the natural currency in which to determine
dividends. Nevertheless, shareholders wishing for the conversion of
dividend payments into sterling may do so by completing a sterling
election form which is available on the Company's website
(www.randgoldresources.com) and posting it back to the transfer
secretaries, to be received by Thursday, 25 February 2010, or by
contacting Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Limited
(Tel: +441534 825230).


In addition, shareholders who have elected to receive sterling
dividends can mandate payments directly to their UK bank or building
society by visiting the Investor Centre website
www.investorcentre.co.uk/jeor by completing the dividend mandate form
which is available on the Company's website (www.randgoldresources.com)
and posting it back to the transfer secretaries, to be received by
Thursday, 25 February 2010.


The exchange rate for payment to those who have elected to receive
their dividends in sterling will be set on 2 March 2010.


Randgold Resources Enquiries:

Chief Executive  Financial Director  Investor & Media Relations

Dr Mark Bristow  Graham Shuttleworth Kathy du Plessis

+44 779 775 2288 +44 779 614 4438    +44 20 7555 7738

+44 788 071 1386 +44 1534 735 333    +27 (0) 83 266 5847

                                     Email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com


Website: www.randgoldresources.com

                    This information is provided by RNS
          The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

END

Contact Information