SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

May 01, 2013 14:16 ET

Randgold Resources Ld: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) -


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


London, 1 May 2013


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying
issuer of existing shares to which voting rights   Randgold Resources
are attached: ii                                   Limited

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 the        FMR LLC
notification obligation: iii

4. Full name of shareholder(s)                  See Section 9
(if different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                29 April 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                30 April 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or           5%
 reached: vi, vii
8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type     Situation previous
of shares      to the triggering
               transaction


if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights
CODE

GB00B01C3S32   4,619,599  4,619,599
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of     Number of voting        %of voting rights
Shares        rights

direct        Direct    Indirect      Direct     Indirect

N/A           N/A       4,455,300     N/A        4.83


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial   Expiration date xiii    Exercise/Conversion
instrument                                  Period xiv


Number of voting rights that may be         % of voting rights
acquired if the instrument is excercised/
converted.



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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial   Exercise   Expiration   Excercise/Conversion
instrument          price      date xvii    period


Number of voting rights         % of voting rights
instrument refers to            Nominal    Delta
Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                  Percentage of voting rights

4,455,300                                4.83

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

Sum of Factored Shares
Held
Custodian               Advisor                                  Total
                        CROSBY ADVISORS-CROSBY ADVISORS, A      37,400
                        SERVICE OF STRATEGIC ADVISORS, INC

BANK OF NEW YORK        FMRC-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH         69
MELLON                  COMPANY INC.

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH  1,153,195
AND CO                  PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.      2,800
                        PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST      90,900
                        COMPANY

CIBC MELLON TRUST ©   FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS      91,500
                        CANADA
                        PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.      3,900

CITIBANK NA ©         FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH    250,723

GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO    PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.       -500

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK     FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH     43,458
                        PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     25,400
                        PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST       7,602
                        COMPANY

MELLON BANK NA ©      PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.      5,300
                        PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST      11,900
                        COMPANY
                        SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS GROUP             23,459
NATIONAL BANK TRUST © FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS       3,800
                        CANADA

National Financial      FCM-FIDELITY CAPITAL MARKETS                  1

NORTHERN TRUST CO ©   FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH    835,933
                        PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST       8,200
                        COMPANY
ROYAL TRUST- TORONTO ©FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS      10,700
                        CANADA
                        PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.      3,200

STATE STREET BANK AND   FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH    791,960
TR CO                   PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.  1,002,400
                        PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST      41,600
                        COMPANY
                        SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS GROUP              5,700


US BANK NA ©          PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.      4,700

Grand Total                                                   4,455,300

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                      FMR LLC

11. Number of voting rights proxy                  164,299
holder will dispose:

12. Date on which proxy holder will                29 April 2013
dispose voting rights:

13. Additional information:           None

14. Contact name:                     Shelley Muller

15. Contact telephone number:          fil-regreporting@fil.com ,
                                      01737 837148

Annex: Notification of major interests in share

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

Full name                                FMR LLC
(including legal form of legal entities)

Contact address                          82 Devonshire Street, Boston
(registered office for legal entities)   Massachusetts 02109
                                         United States of America


Phone number & email                     01737 837148 /
                                         fil-  regreporting@fil.com 

Other useful information                 Shelley Muller
(at least legal representative for legal
persons)

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                Martin Welsh

Contact address                          Randgold Resources Limited
                                         3rd Floor, Unity Chambers
                                         28 Halkett Street
                                         St. Helier
                                         Jersey
                                         JE2 4WJ

Phone number & email                     +44 1534 735 333
                                          martin.welsh@randgold.com 

Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the
person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)

C: Additional information




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