SOURCE: Randgold Resources

December 04, 2014 04:15 ET

Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2014) - Randgold Resources Limited (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

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

London, 4 December 2014
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES
   
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:ii RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
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 rights  
Other (please specify):    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:iii   Van Eck Associates Corporation
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv
  Market Vectors Africa ETF
Catholic Investment Trust of Washington
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
Guidestone Gold
Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund
Market Vectors Natural Resources ETF
IAM Hard Assets
International Investors Gold Fund
Jackson National Gold
LGT COMM SELECT PRODUCERS FD
Lockheed Martin Gold
Lockheed Martin HA
LODH World Gold Expertise Fund
Metlife Natural Resources
Van Eck Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund
New York Life Hard Assets
Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund UCITS
Van Eck VIP Global Gold Fund
Wallace Foundation Hard Assets
Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund
Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:v   5 April 2010
6. Date on which issuer notified:   3 December 2014
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii   5%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix
Class/type of
shares
if possible using
the ISIN CODE
  Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
  Number
of
Voting
Rights
  Number
of shares
  Number of voting
rights
% of voting rights x
Direct   Direct xi   Indirect xii Direct Indirect
US7523443098   4 623 770   4 623 770   4 634 921   4 634 921     5%  
(ADRs in relation to Ordinary Shares with ISIN GB00B01C3S32)  
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
         
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/
Conversion period
xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rights xix, xx
          Nominal Delta
   
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights   Percentage of voting rights
4 634 921   5%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi
Market Vectors Africa ETF
Catholic Investment Trust of Washington
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
Guidestone Gold
Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund
Market Vectors Natural Resources ETF
IAM Hard Assets
International Investors Gold Fund
Jackson National Gold
LGT COMM SELECT PRODUCERS FD
Lockheed Martin Gold
Lockheed Martin HA
LODH World Gold Expertise Fund
Metlife Natural Resources
Van Eck Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund
New York Life Hard Assets
Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund UCITS
Van Eck VIP Global Gold Fund
Wallace Foundation Hard Assets
Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund
Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:   Glass Lewis & Co.
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
  N/A
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
  N/A
13. Additional information:   None
14. Contact name:   Russell Brennan
15. Contact telephone number:   +1 212 293 2025
     

RANDGOLD ENQUIRIES:

Chief Executive
Mark Bristow
+44 788 071 1386
+44 779 775 2288
Financial Director
Graham Shuttleworth
+44 1534 735 333
+44 779 771 1338
Investor & Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
Email: randgold@dpapr.com

Website: www.randgoldresources.com

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