SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

March 20, 2013 14:49 ET

Directors' acquisition of shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Randgold Resources (NASDAQ: GOLD)

TSX-V:IAE
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
NASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLD
("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")

DIRECTORS' ACQUISITION OF SHARES

London, 20 March 2013 - Randgold Resources announces the following
acquisition of shares in the Company, as required under DTR 3.1:

(a)Dr D M Bristow, a director of the Company, acquired 10,442
   ordinary shares of the Company on 18 May 2012 at a price of US$82.37.

   Dr Bristow's shareholding in the Company is now 716,507 ordinary
   shares or 0.78% of the Company's current issued share capital.

(b)Mr G P Shuttleworth, a director of the Company, acquired
   4,452 ordinary shares of the Company on 18 May 2012 at a price of
   US$82.37.

   Mr Shuttleworth's shareholding in the Company is now 44,390 ordinary
   shares or 0.05% of the Company's current issued share capital.

The above shares were acquired by Dr Bristow and Mr Shuttleworth in
line with the Randgold Resources Annual Bonus Plan which requires them
to invest one third of their 2012 annual bonus in shares of the Company
for a period of three years.

Randgold Resources Enquiries:

Chief Executive   Financial Director  Investor & Media Relations
Dr Mark Bristow   Graham Shuttleworth Kathy du Plessis
+44 788 071 1386  +44 779 7711338     +44 20 7557 7738
+44 779 775 2288  +44 1534 735 333    Email:  randgoldresources@dpapr.com 
Website:  www.randgoldresources.com 

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