SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

March 01, 2013 06:22 ET

Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)


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



London, 28 February 2013

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares to          Randgold Resources
which voting rights are attached: ii
                                                 Limited

2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or
 boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights       X

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which
may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting
 rights are attached

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect
 to qualifying financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the       BlackRock, Inc.
 notification obligation: iii

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if
different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or            25th February 2013
   reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:            27th February 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or       Holding has gone below 14%
 reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type     Situation previous
of shares      to the triggering
               transaction


if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights
CODE

GB00B01C3S32   13,581,998  13,581,998
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of     Number of voting        %of voting rights
Shares        rights

Direct        Direct    Indirect      Direct     Indirect

N/A           N/A       12,890,359    N/A        13.99%



C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial   Exercise   Expiration   Excercise/Conversion
instrument          price      date xvii    period


Number of voting rights         % of voting rights
instrument refers to            Nominal    Delta
Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                 Percentage of voting rights
12,890,359                              13.99%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or thefinancial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 12,890,359(13.99%)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

13. Additional information:                  BlackRock Regulatory
                                             Threshold Reporting Team

14. Contact name:                            Andrew Manchester

15. Contact telephone number:                020 7743 5773

Annex: Notification of major interests in share
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation

Full name                                   BlackRock, Inc.
(including legal form of legal entities)

Contact address (registered office for     12 Throgmorton Avenue,
legal entities)                            London EC2N  2DL

Phone number & email                      020 7743 5773;
                                           emeadisclosures@blackrock.com 

Other useful information (at least legal  Andrew Manchester
representative for legal persons)

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                  Martin Welsh

Contact address                            Randgold Resources Limited
                                           3rd Floor, Unity Chambers
                                           28 Halkett Street
                                           St. Helier
                                           Jersey
                                           JE2 4WJ

Phone number & email                       +44 1534 735 333
                                            martin.welsh@randgold.com 

Other useful information (e.g. functional
relationship with the person or legal entity
subject to the notification
obligation)

C: Additional information

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