SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ltd

May 03, 2011 10:19 ET

Randgold Resources - Final dividend/results of AGM

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) -


RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
('Randgold Resources' or the 'Company')

FINAL DIVIDEND FOR 2010 - ELECTION FOR STERLING DIVIDEND - AND RESULTS OF VOTING AT 2011 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

London, 3 May 2011 - Randgold Resources Limited confirmed today that shareholders approved an annual dividend for the year ended 31 December 2010 of US$0.20 per share. The dividend payment will be made on 27 May 2011 to shareholders on the register on 13 May 2011. The ex-dividend date will be 11 May 2011.

The United States dollar is the Company's main economic and reporting currency. It is therefore the natural currency in which to determine dividends. Nevertheless, shareholders wishing for the conversion of dividend payments into sterling may do so by completing a sterling election form which is available on the Company's website www.randgoldresources.com and posting it back to the transfer secretaries, to be received by Friday 13 May 2011, or by contacting Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Limited (Tel: +44 (0)870 707 4040). Shareholders who have previously elected to receive their dividends in sterling will continue to do so until such time as they change their election.

In addition, shareholders who have elected to receive sterling dividends can mandate payments directly to their UK bank or building society by visiting the Investor Centre website www.investorcentre.co.uk/jeor by completing the dividend mandate form which is available on the Company's website www.randgoldresources.com and posting it back to the transfer secretaries, to be received by Friday 13 May 2011.

The exchange rate for payment to those who have elected to receive their dividends in sterling will be set on 16 May 2011.


RESULTS OF VOTING AT 2011 RANDGOLD RESOURCES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The final proxy voting figures for the annual general meeting of Randgold Resources, held on 3 May 2011, are shown below:

ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS               FOR         AGAINST     ABSTENTIONS

1.  Receipt of reports and
    financial statements
    (Resolution 1)              79 581 706       22 251        13 626
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

2.  Declare a final dividend
    (Resolution 2)              79 602 427        8 183         6 973
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

3.  Approve the Directors'
    Remuneration Report
    (Resolution 3)              66 688 436   11 049 354     1 879 791
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

4.  Re-election of Philippe
    Lietard as a director
    (Resolution 4)              79 389 371      209 161        19 051
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

5.  Re-election of Mark
    Bristow as a director
    (Resolution 5)              79 477 765       59 626        80 192
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

6.  Re-election of Graham
    Shuttleworth as a director
    (Resolution 6)              78 883 939      714 461        19 183
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

7.  Re-election of Norborne
    Cole Jr as a director
    (Resolution 7)              70 153 380    9 444 423        19 780
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

8.  Re-election of Christopher
    Coleman as a director
    (Resolution 8)              79 518 528       79 343        19 712
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

9.  Re-election of Kadri
    Dagdelen as a director
    (Resolution 9 )             79 350 786       71 077       195 719
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

10. Re-election of Robert
    Israel as a director
    (Resolution 10 )            79 131 971      465 906        19 706
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

11. Re-election of Karl
    Voltaire as a director
    (Resolution 11)             70 724 535    8 697 018       196 029
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

12. Re-appointment of BDO
    as auditors
    (Resolution 12)             79 473 136      133 584        10 863
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

13. To determine the
    auditors' remuneration
    (Resolution 13)             79 402 556       84 952       130 075
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

14. To approve fees to directors
    (Resolution 14)             67 437 403   10 392 637     1 787 543
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

15. Establish Co-Investment Plan
    (Resolution 15)             68 029 077   11 302 524       285 981
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

16. Authority to allot shares
    (Resolution 16)             78 914 390      678 044        25 149
    RESOLUTION CARRIED

SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS

17. Authority to dis-apply
    pre-emption rights
    (Resolution 17 )            79 543 341       40 151        34 091
    SPECIAL RESOLUTION CARRIED

18. Authority to purchase
    its own shares
    (Resolution 18)             79 371 207       59 040       187 335
    SPECIAL RESOLUTION CARRIED

19. Adoption of new articles
    of association
    (Resolution 19)             67 722 904   10 178 899     1 715 779
    SPECIAL RESOLUTION CARRIED


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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    RNS
    Customer Services
    0044-207797-4400
    Email Contact
    http://www.rns.com

    RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:

    Chief Executive
    Dr Mark Bristow
    +44 788 071 1386
    +44 779 775 2288

    Financial Director
    Graham Shuttleworth
    +44 779 771 1338
    +44 1534 735 333

    Investor & Media Relations
    Kathy du Plessis
    +44 20 7557 7738
    Email Contact

    Website: www.randgoldresources.com