SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

March 29, 2011 13:14 ET

Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) -



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

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying
issuer of existing shares to which voting    RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
rights are attached: ii

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 notification obligation: iii                  FMR LLC.

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

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or              25 March 2011
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:              29 March 2011

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or             
reached: vi, vii                                   10 %

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type  Situation previous  Resulting situation after the  
of          to the triggering   triggering transaction
shares      transaction

if possible Number  Number   Number    Number of voting % of voting
using       of      of       of shares rights           rights x
the ISIN    Shares  Voting
CODE                Rights   Direct    Direct Indirect  Direct  Indirect
                                       xi     xii
GB00B01C  9,167,673 9,167,673 9,096,173       9,096,173         9.98%
3S32

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial  Expiration Exercise/    Number of voting    % of 
instrument         date xiii  Conversion   rights that may be  voting
                              Period xiv   acquired if the     rights
                                           instrument is
                                           exercised/
                                           converted.

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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of   Exercise Expiration Exercise/   Number of voting     % of
financial price    date       Conversion  rights instrument    voting
instrument         xvii       period      refers to            rights
                              xviii                            xix,
                                                               xx
                                                         Nominal Delta
Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                  Percentage of voting rights
9,096,173                                9.98%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi


See attached schedule



Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                              FMR LLC

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will
cease to hold:                                             71,500

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold       
voting rights:                                          25 March 2011
13. Additional information:                        None

14. Contact name:                             Philip Alexander

                                              01737 834624;
15. Contact telephone number:                 fil-regreporting@fil.com

Annex: Notification of major interests in share

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation

Full name
(including legal form of legal entities)              FMR LLC

Contact address
(registered office for legal entities)         Beech Gate, Millfield
                                               Lane, Lower Kingswood,
                                             Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 6RP

Phone number & email             01737 834624; fil-regreporting@fil.com
Other useful information
(at least legal representative for legal         Philip Alexander
persons)

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                           D J Haddon

Contact address                              3rd Floor, Unity Chambers,
                                               28 Halkett Street, St. 
                                              Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WJ, 
                                                  Channel Islands

Phone number & email                             +44 1534 735 444      
                                          dhaddon@randgoldresources.com

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

C: Additional information


Issuer Name:                       RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED

Current ownership percentage:                 9.98%
Total shares held:                            9,096,173
Issued voting right capital:                  91,095,370



                                          SHARES    NOMINEE  MANAGEMENT
                                          HELD               COMPANY

FMR LLC is the parent holding company of  5,672,562 Brown    FMRCO
Fidelity Management & Research Company              Brothers
(FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual           Harriman
funds, FIL Management Trust Company                 and CO
(FMTC), Pyramis Global Advisors Trust
Company (PGATC), a US state chartered       107,600 CIBC     FCL
bank which acts as a trustee or                     Mellon
investment manager of various pension and           Trust    
trust accounts                              368,823 Citibank FMRCO
Pyramis Global Advisors LLC (PGALLC)                NA       
Pyramis Trust Company (PTC).                 44,958 JP       FMR
                                                    Morgan
                                                    Chase
                                                    Bank
                                          1,131,315 JP       FMRCO
                                                    Morgan
                                                    Chase                                              Bank.

                                             23,600 Northern FMRCO
                                                    Trust CO
                                            425,100 State    FICL
                                                    Street
                                                    Bank and
                                                    TR CO

                                            578,365 State    FMR
                                                    Street
                                                    Bank and  
                                                    TR CO
                                            258,650 State    FMRCO
                                                    Street 
                                                    Bank and
                                                    TR CO    
                                              5,000 State    FMTC
                                                    Street
                                                    Bank and
                                                    TR CO
                                            480,200 CIBC     FCL
                                                    Mellon
                                                    Trust 
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