SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

September 23, 2013 11:39 ET

Randgold Resources - Notification of major interest in shares

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

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


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

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

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

if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights

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/

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%

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