SOURCE: Randgold Resources

January 21, 2011 03:44 ET

Randgold Resources Limited -- Notification of Major Interest in Shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) -


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

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    19 January 2011
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:         20 January 2011

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 10,692,980 10,692,  N/A    N/A  11,242,327 N/A   12.35%


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                                             10,158    Nominal Delta

                                                           0.01%  0.01%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights      Percentage of voting rights
11,252,485                               12.36%

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 - 11,252,485 (12.36%)

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 International Threshold
                                       Reporting Team
14. Contact name:                      Andrew Manchester
15. Contact telephone number:          020 7743 5773;
                                       andrew.manchester@blackrock.com
Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation
Full name
(including legal form of legal entities)     BlackRock Inc
Contact address
(registered office for legal entities)       33 King William Street,
                                             London EC4R 9AS
Phone number & email                         020 7743 5773;
                                             andrew.manchester@blackrock.com
Other useful information
(at least legal representative for legal persons)   Andrew Manchester
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name                                           D J Haddon
Contact address                                     3rd Floor, Unity Chambers,
                                                    28 Halkett Street, St.
                                                    Helier, Jersey, JE2
                                                    4WJ, Channel Islands
Phone number & email                                +44 1534 735 444;
                                                    dhaddon@randgoldresources.com
Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the
person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)

C: Additional information

Contact Information