SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

July 16, 2013 10:41 ET

Randgold Resources Ld : Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Randgold Resources Ld (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS) (TSX: GOLD)


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

London, 16 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 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

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                 11th July 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                 15th July 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or        Holding has gone above 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 rights            Number of shares    Number of Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32                13,754,962          13,754,962

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares      Number of voting rights      % of voting rights x
Direct                Direct    Indirect           Direct    Indirect

N/A                   N/A       14,060,434         N/A       15.25%

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