SOURCE: Randgold Resources

September 08, 2017 12:18 ET

Randgold Resources: Holding(s) in Company

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2017) - Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

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

Jersey, Channel Islands, 8 September 2017

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)
  1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:     Randgold Resources Limited
  1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)
  Non-UK issuer     X
  2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")
  An acquisition or disposal of voting rights    
  An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments     X
  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights    
  Other (please specify):    
  3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
  Name     BlackRock, Inc
  City and country of registered office (if applicable)     Wilmington, DE, USA
  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)
  Name    
  City and country of registered office (if applicable)    
  5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:     6 September 2017
  6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):     7 September 2017
  7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
      % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 8.A)
    % of voting rights through financial
instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
    Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)     Total number of voting rights of issuer
  Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached     7.24%     10.10%     17.34%     94,073,286
  Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
    8.53%     9.67%     18.22%    

  8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached
  A: Voting rights attached to shares
  Class/type of shares
ISIN code (if possible)
    Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
    Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
    Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
    Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
    Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
  GB00B01C3S32         6,811,289         7.24%
                 
                 
  SUBTOTAL 8. A     6,811,289     7.24%
  B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
  Type of financial instrument     Expiration
date
    Exercise/Conversion Period     Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is
exercised/converted.
    % of voting rights
  Securities Lending               294,048     0.31%
  American Depositary Receipt             9,145,157     9.72%
                 
          SUBTOTAL 8. B 1     9,439,205     10.03%
  B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
  Type of financial instrument     Expiration
date
    Exercise/
Conversion Period
    Physical or cash
settlement
    Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
  CFD             Cash     68,839     0.07%
                     
                     
              SUBTOTAL 8.B.2     68,839     0.07%
  9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an "X")
  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer    
  Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)     X
  Name     % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold     % of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold     Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
  See attachment            
             
             
             
             
  10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
  Name of the proxy holder    
  The number and % of voting rights held    
  The date until which the voting rights will be held    
  11. Additional information

  BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team Jana Blumenstein 020 7743 3650
  Place of completion     12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
  Date of completion     7 September 2017
                     

Contact Information

  • RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:
    Chief Executive
    Mark Bristow
    +44 788 071 1386
    +44 779 775 2288

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

    Investor & Media Relations
    Kathy du Plessis
    +44 20 7557 7738
    Email: randgold@dpapr.com