SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

March 01, 2013 06:35 ET

Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) -

 Randgold Resources Ld
(NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)

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")

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares to  Randgold Resources Limited
which voting 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   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%

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