SOURCE: Randgold Resources

February 28, 2007 09:10 ET

Randgold Resources announces Restricted stock award

Jersey, Channel Islands -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 --

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


RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD: NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS



London, United Kingdom, 28 February 2007 - Randgold Resources Limited (LSE:RRS)
(NASDAQ: GOLD) ("Randgold Resources" or the "Company") announces that in terms of
the Company's remuneration for non-executive directors approved by shareholders
at the Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2005, an award of $30 000 is made each
year to each non-executive director to be used for the purpose of acquiring
restricted stock.  The price of the 2007 restricted stock calculation was the
Nasdaq National Market closing price on 3 January 2007, being US$22.37.



In terms of the 2005 award, 783 shares, previously held in the restricted stock
account, have now vested and have been transferred to the beneficial account of
each non-executive director.



In terms of the 2006 award, 584 shares have been issued to the beneficial
account of each non-executive director. 585 shares have been issued and will
remain in the restricted stock account of each non-executive director.
Non-executive directors would be entitled to the finale tranche of the 2006
award, subject to the agreed conditions, on 1 January 2008.



In terms of the 2007 award, 447 shares have been issued to the beneficial
account of each non-executive director. 894 shares have been issued and will be
remain in the restricted stock account of each non-executive director.
Non-executive directors would be entitled to the second and third tranches of
the 2007 award, subject to the agreed conditions, on 1 January 2008 and 1
January 2009.



The change in directors' holdings in the company is as follows:


Director           Shares        Shares        Shares        Holding after      % shareholding of
                   awarded       awarded       awarded       award              issued share capital
                   2005          2006          2007
B H Asher          783           584           447           20 383             0.03
N P Cole           -             -             447           447                0.00
R I Israel         783           584           447           16 428             0.02
P Lietard          783           584           447           29 362             0.04
A L Paverd         783           584           447           41 828             0.06
K Voltaire         -             -             447           447                0.00



Randgold Resources Enquiries:

Chief Executive          Financial Director     Investor & Media Relations
Dr Mark Bristow          Roger Williams         Kathy du Plessis
+44 779 775 2288         +44 791 709 8939       +27 11 728 4701
+223 675 0122            +223 675 0109          Fax : +27 11 728 2547
                                                Cell : +27 83 266 5847
                                                Email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com
                                                Website: http://www.randgoldresources.com






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