SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

October 31, 2012 11:48 ET

Gold Mines Give Emergency Health Aid to Mali

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) -


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

GOLD MINING COMPANIES IN MALI PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR FIGHT
AGAINST DISEASE

Bamako, Mali, 31 October 2012 - Gold mining companies in Mali will
donate US$735000 in emergency funding to avert an interruption of the
Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programme fighting a range of neglected
tropical diseases (NTDs) endemic to that country.

The donations by Randgold Resources, Avion Gold including personal
donations by its shareholders Forbes & Manhattan and executives John
Begeman and Don Dudek, AngloGold Ashanti, IAMGOLD, Resolute Mining,
Gold Fields and African Mining & Exploration, are being made to The End
Fund, a non-governmental organisation committed to providing access to
treatment for these NTDs.

The government of Mali is also effectively making a significant
donation through its shareholding in the various gold mining
operations. The development organisation Helen Keller International
will use these funds to support its partners in the mass distribution
of the drugs needed to treat these diseases without interruption.

Since the inception of the programme in 2007,with funding provided by
USAID, significant progress has been made in reducing the incidence,
prevalence and intensity of these diseases among Mali's population of
11million. However, the coup in Mali earlier this year prompted USAID
to suspend its funding,threatening continued implementation of the
treatment programme.

NTDs are a group of debilitating conditions, primarily found in
impoverished areas, which can cause blindness, chronic pain, severe
disability, disfigurement, and malnutrition. They reduce productivity
and can cripple the country's potential for social development and
economic growth. Although there are inexpensive, safe and effective
treatments available for NTDs, eradicating them requires consecutive
treatments and post-endemic surveillance for many years.

For further information please contact:

 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED            AVION GOLD CORPORATION
(Morila SA, Gounkoto SA, Somilo SA)   (Segala Mining Company SA)
* Mark Bristow, CEO                   * Daniel Rousseau, General
  +44 788 071 1386 / +223 66 75 01      manager Segala
  22                                    +1 647 258 6011 / +223 73 99 99
* Mahamadou Samake, Group regional      90
  manager West Africa                    www.aviongoldcorp.com 
  +223 66 75 61 36 / +223 20 20 16      Listing information - TSX: AVR /
  94                                      OTCQX: AVGCF
* Kathy du Plessis, Investor and
  media relations
  +44 20 7557 7738 or
   randgoldresources@dpapr.com 
   www.randgoldresources.com 
  Listing information - LSE: RRS /
  Nasdaq: GOLD ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED             IAMGOLD CORPORATION
(Morila SA, Semos SA)                 (Semos SA)
* Christian Rampa Luhambwe, Senior VP * Malcolm Versel, Manager
  West Africa                           sustainability and government
  +221 77332 14 44                      relations Africa
* Francois Philippart, VP               +221 77 639 1717
  sustainability Mali                    www.iamgold.com 
  +223 66 75 26 00                      Listing Information - TSX: IMG/
* Mamadou Coulibaly, Country manager    NYSE: IAG
  Mali
  +223 66 75 06 05
   www.anglogoldashanti.co.za 
  Listing information - JSE: ANG /
  NYSE: AU / ASX: AGG / LSE: AGD /
  GhSE: AGA, AAD


 RESOLUTE MINING LIMITED               GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
(Somisy SA)                           * Sharda Naidoo, Head of
* Guy Riopel, General manager           corporate affairs West Africa
  +223 20 21 24 32 / +223 66 75 05 00   +27 83 560 1769 / +233 544 33
   www.rml.com.au                         81 38
  Listing information - ASX: RSG         www.goldfields.co.za 
                                        Listing Information - JSE/NYSE/
                                        NASDAQ/Dubai: GFI / NYX: GFLB /
                                        SWX: GOLI


AFRICAN MINING & EXPLORATION PLC       THE END FUND
* Mark Jones, CEO                     * Ellen Agler, CEO
  +44 207 499 5881                      +1 610 254 0000 / +1 917 207
* Dominic Doherty, Regional manager     4400 /  eagler@endfund.org 
  +223 76 94 58 83                       www.endfund.org 
* Felicity Edwards, Investor & media
  relations, St Brides
  +44 207 236 1177                     HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL
   www.ameplc.co.uk                     * Kathy Tilford, Acting country
  Listing information - LSE-AIM: AME.L  director Mali
                                        +223 66 75 57 66 /
                                         ktilford@hki.org 
                                      * Jennifer S Klopp, VP
                                      development and communications
                                        +1 646 472 0355 /
                                         jklopp@hki.org 
                                         www.hki.org 

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