SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

July 01, 2013 07:10 ET

Randgold Resources Ld: Notification of major interest in shares

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

Randgold Resources Ld (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)


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

London, 1 July 2013


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

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or

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

Other (please specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the            BlackRock, Inc.
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                   26th June 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                   28th June 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or       Holding has gone below 15%
reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

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

GB00B01C3S32                       13,861,314          13,861,314

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of             Number of                 % of voting rights x
shares                voting rights

Direct                Direct    Indirect        Direct    Indirect
N/A                   N/A       13,754,962      N/A       14.92%

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial       Expiration date xiii

Excercise/            Number of voting rights        % of voting rights
Conversation          that may be acquired if
Period xiv            the instrument is

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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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