SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

January 29, 2010 09:09 ET

Randgold Resources strengthens board

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) -


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

RANDGOLD RESOURCES STRENGTHENS BOARD

Tongon, 29 January 2010 -   London and Nasdaq listed gold miner
Randgold Resources today announced the appointment of an eminent
academic, Dr Kadri Dagdelen, as a non-executive director.

Dr Dagdelen is Denver based and is currently a Professor and
Departmental Head at the Colorado School of Mines' Department of
Mining Engineering.

Randgold Resources chairman Philippe Lietard said he was delighted to
welcome Dr Dagdelen to the board, which would be enhanced by his
technical knowledge and experience, and confirmed that this appointment
was in line with the company's phased succession plan.

No further disclosure is required in compliance with the provisions of
UK Listing Rule 9.6.13.

RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:

Chief Executive   Financial Director   Investor & Media Relations
Dr Mark Bristow   Graham Shuttleworth  Kathy du Plessis
+44 788 071 1386  +44 779 614 4438     +44 20 7557 7738
+44 779 775 2288  +44 1534 735 333     email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com

Website: www.randgoldresources.com

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