SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

May 01, 2013 08:24 ET

Randgold donates 60 tonnes of rice in North Mali

BAMAKO, MALI--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

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Randgold Resources will donate 60 tonnes of rice to the Red Cross for
distribution in the north of Mali following reports of acute food
shortages in the area, particularly in Gao, Kibal and Timbuktoo.

The rice will be purchased in the capital, Bamako, and transported to
the north under the supervision of the Red Cross. Randgold has also
undertaken to pay for the expenses involved.

In 2012, Randgold donated over 40 tonnes of rice and 20 tonnes of
millet to the Red Cross for distribution in the afflicted area through
funds raised by chief executive Mark Bristow's trans-African motorcycle
safari trip in 2010. The 'Nos vies en partage' trip was sponsored by
Randgold and its service providers and suppliers.

In related initiatives, Randgold co-ordinated a donation of USD3.15
million from Mali's mining industry, which was handed over to Mali
interim president Dioncounda Traore to provide humanitarian aid to the
conflict-troubled country's people. Last year the mining industry
donated USD735 000 in emergency funding to avert an interruption of
the Mass Drug Administration programme fighting a range of diseases
endemic to the area.

Meanwhile, Randgold has met with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to
explore synergistic opportunities between the WFP's on-going Malian
Food Security Project and Randgold's Malian mine agribusinesses.


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