SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

April 22, 2013 04:44 ET

Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)

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

London, 22 April 2013


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

  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              18th April 2013
   reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                 19th April 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or       Holding has gone above 14%
   reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type     Situation previous
of shares      to the triggering

if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32   12,890,359  12,890,359
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       12,973,776     N/A        14.08%

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/

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

29,775                            0.03%     0.03%

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights               Percentage of voting rights
13,003,551                             14.11%

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