SOURCE: Randgold Resources

June 29, 2011 12:42 ET

Randgold-Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Jun 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 SHARES(i)

1. Identity of the issuer or the
   underlying issuer of existing
   shares to which voting rights            RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
   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      BlackRock, Inc.
   the 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      27 June 2011
   reached: (v)

6. Date on which issuer notified:         29 June 2011

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

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii), (ix)

Class/type         Situation previous to the triggering
 of shares
 if possible        Number of Shares       Number of Voting Rights
 using the
 ISIN CODE

GB00B01C3S32        11,835,333             11,835,333


Class/type     Resulting situation after the
 of shares      triggering transaction
 if possible   Number     Number of voting         % of voting rights(x)
 using         of Shares  rights            
 the ISIN
 CODE          Direct     Direct(xi) Indirect(xii) Direct   Indirect
 GB00B01C3S32   N/A       N/A        12,758,938    N/A      14.01%


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of     Expiration  Exercise/    Number of voting   % of voting
financial   date        Conversion   rights that may    rights
instrument  (xiii)      Period(xiv)  be acquired if
                                     the 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/
financial      price       date (xvii)    Conversion
instrument                                period  (xviii)


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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of voting rights        % of voting rights (xix), (xx)
 instrument refers to

                               Nominal         Delta

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights             Percentage of voting rights
12,758,938                          14.01%

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

   BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 12,758,938 (14.01%)

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 International Threshold
                                    Reporting Team

14. Contact name:                   Andrew Manchester

15. Contact telephone number:       020 7743 5773


Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in shares (xxii)

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

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

Contact address
(registered office for legal          33 King William Street, London,
 entities)                                       EC4R 9AS

Phone number & email                          020 7743 5773
                                       andrew.manchester@blackrock.com 

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

Contact Information