SOURCE: Randgold Resources

September 03, 2010 11:41 ET

Randgold Resources Limited -- Notification of Major Interest in Shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) -


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



TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the            RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
underlying issuer of existing shares to
which 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                                   X

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to      BlackRock Inc
the notification obligation: iii

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

5. Date of the transaction and date on    26 August 2010
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:v

6. Date on which issuer notified:         1 September 2010

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or    Holding has gone over 12%
reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

                                     Resulting situation after the
Class/type    Situation previous to  triggering
of shares     the triggering         transaction
              transaction
if possible
using the    Number of   Number of  Number Number of voting  % of voting
ISIN CODE    Shares       Voting     of     rights            rights x
                          Rights    shares

                                    Direct  Direct   In    Direct Indirect
                                                    direct
                                              xi     xii

GB00B01C3S32 10,729,659 10,729,659  N/A    N/A  10,930,407 N/A   12.07%


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial     Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting      % of
                                                                  voting
instrument            date xiii  Conversion rights that may be    rights
                                 Period xiv acquired if the
                                            instrument is
                                            exercised/ converted.


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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of         Exercise  Expiration Exercise Number of voting  % of
                                                                voting
financial       price     date     /        rights instrument   rights xix,
instrument                xvii     Conversion refers to          xx
                                   period
                                   xviii

CFD                                            188,446    Nominal Delta

                                                           0.21%  0.21%

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