SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

February 23, 2010 09:10 ET

Randgold Resources Ld - Restricted stock award: non executive directors

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -


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

RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD: NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

London, United Kingdom, 23 February 2010 - Randgold Resources Limited
announces that in terms of the Company's remuneration for non-executive
directors approved by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 5
May 2009, an award of 1 200 restricted shares is made each year to
each non-executive director. The price of the 2010 restricted stock
calculation was the Nasdaq Global Select Market closing price on 4
January 2010, being USD82.25.

In terms of the 2008 award, the third and final tranche of 262 shares
have been issued to the beneficial account of each non-executive
director.

In terms of the 2009 award the second tranche of 400 shares have been
issued to the beneficial account of each non-executive director. A
further 400 shares have been issued and will remain in the restricted
stock account of each non-executive director. Non-executive directors
will be entitled to the third tranche of the 2009 award, subject to
agreed conditions, on 1 January 2011.

In terms of the 2010 award the first tranche of 400 shares have been
issued to the beneficial account of each non-executive director. A
further 800 shares have been issued and will remain in the restricted
stock account of each non-executive director. Non-executive directors
will be entitled to the second and third tranches of the 2010 award,
subject to agreed conditions, on 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2012
respectively.

The change in non executive directors' holdings in the company is as
follows:

                Shares  Shares    Shares       Current   shareholding
               awarded awarded   awarded       holding      of issued
Director          2008    2009      2010   after award  share capital

N P Cole           262     400       400         3 372           0.00
C L Coleman          -     400       400         2 600           0.00
R I Israel         262     400       400        41 263           0.05
P Lietard          262     400       400        32 827           0.04
K Voltaire         262     400       400         3 372           0.00
J Walden             -     400       400         1 200           0.00

Randgold Resources Enquiries:

Chief Executive  Financial Director  Investor & Media Relations
Dr Mark Bristow  Graham Shuttleworth Kathy du Plessis
+44 788 071 1386 +44 779 614 4438    +44 20 7557 7738
+44 779 775 2288 +44 1534 735 333    Email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com


Website: www.randgoldresources.com

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