SOURCE: Randgold Resources

July 28, 2017 07:39 ET

Randgold Resources: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2017) - Randgold Resources (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")

Jersey, Channel Islands, 28 July 2017

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:   Randgold Resources Ltd
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)
Non-UK issuer   X
2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights   X
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights    
Other (please specify):    
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name   Van Eck Associates Corporation
City and country of registered office (if applicable)   New York, NY USA
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)
Name   VanEck Vectors Africa ETF
Catholic Investment Trust of Washington
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF
Global Hard Assets Funds
HARD Assets Market Neutral Fund Ltd
VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF
International Investors Gold
JNL/Van Eck International Gold Fund
Lockheed Martin Retirement PSP-LMT07
LODH World Gold Expertise Fund
Brighthouse Global Natural Resources
North Dakota - University Board
NY Life Hard Assets
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners UCITS ETF
VanEck Global Hard Assets UCITS
VE Vip Global Gold Fund
VE VIP Global Hard Assets Fund
City and country of registered office (if applicable)    
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:   24 July 2017
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):   26 July 2017
7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
    % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 8.A)
  % of voting rights through financial
instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
  Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)   Total number of voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached       4,677,820   4.98%   94,007,065
Position of previous notification (if applicable)       4,634,921   5.00%    
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of shares
ISIN code (if possible)
  Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
  Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
  Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
  Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
SUBTOTAL 8. A        
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
Type of financial instrument   Expiration
date
  Exercise / Conversion Period   Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is
exercised / converted.
  % of voting rights
ADR (ISIN US7523443098)           4,677,820   4.98%
        SUBTOTAL 8. B 1   4,677,820   4.98%
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
Type of financial instrument   Expiration
date
  Exercise/
Conversion Period
  Physical or cash
settlement
  Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
                     
            SUBTOTAL 8.B.2        
9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an "X")
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)
Name   % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold   % of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold   Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
             
             
             
             
             
10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder   Glass Lewis
The number and % of voting rights held   4,645,520 shares and 4.94% voting rights
The date until which the voting rights will be held   Open
11. Additional information
Place of completion   Tampa, Florida USA
Date of completion   26 July 2017
     

RANDGOLD RESOURCES 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

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