SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

September 23, 2013 11:31 ET

Randgold Resources - Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) -


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, 23 September 2013


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

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

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      X
voting rights

Other (please
specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject
to the notification obligation: iii     BlackRock Global Funds - World
                                        Mining Fund


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

5. Date of the transaction and
date on which the threshold is          18th September 2013
crossed or reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:       20th September 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are             Holding has gone above 3%
crossed or reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type     Situation previous
of shares      to the triggering
               transaction


if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights
CODE

GB00B01C3S32   N/A         N/A
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of     Number of voting        %of voting rights
Shares        rights

direct        Direct    Indirect      Direct     Indirect

2,800,000     2,800,000    N/A         3.04%        N/A


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/
converted.



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


Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                     Percentage of voting rights
2,800,000                                   3.04%

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


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:                           Duncan Murray

15. Contact telephone number:               020 7743 3334


Annex: Notification of major interests in share
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                             55 East 52nd Street, New
(registered office for legal entities)      York, NY 10055
                                            United States of America

Phone number & email                        020 7743 3334
                                             EMEAdisclsoure@blackrock.com 

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for          Duncan Murray
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
                                            Jersey
                                            JE2 4WJ

Phone number & email                        +44 1534 735 333
                                             martin.welsh@randgold.com 

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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