SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

June 18, 2013 07:10 ET

Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Randgold Resources Limited (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

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

("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")

London, 18 June 2013


1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer ofexisting shares      Randgold Resources Limited
to which 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

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

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                 14th June 2013

6. Date on which issuer notified:                 17th June 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     Situation previous
of shares      to the triggering

if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32   12,973,776  12,973,776

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       13,861,314    N/A        15.04%

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

8,655                           0.01%      0.01%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                 Percentage of voting rights

13,869,969                               15.04%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 13,869,969 (15.04%)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will
cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to
hold voting rights:

13. Additional information:              BlackRock Regulatory Threshold
                                         Reporting Team

14. Contact name:                        Andrew Manchester
15. Contact telephone number:            020 7743 5773
Annex: Notification of major interests in shares xxii

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification

Full name
(including legal form of legal              BlackRock, Inc.

Contact address
(registered office for legal                55 East 52nd Street,New York,NY
entities)                                    United States of America

Phone number & email                        020 7743 5773/

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for          Andrew Manchester
legal persons)

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                   Martin Welsh
Contact address                             Randgold Resources Limited
                                            3rd Floor, Unity Chambers
                                            28 Halkett Street
                                            St. Helier
                                            JE2 4WJ

Phone number & email                        +44 1534 735 333

Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the
person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)

C: Additional information

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