SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

December 06, 2010 05:43 ET

Randgold - Tongon mine continues operations

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) -


RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD

TONGON MINE CONTINUES OPERATIONS

London, 6 December 2010 - Randgold Resources said today its recently
commissioned Tongon mine in the north of Cote d'Ivoire was operating
normally but that it was closely monitoring the political and security
situation in the country.

Chief executive Mark Bristow said this morning that access and security
at and around the Tongon mine had thus far not been affected by the
post election developments. He added that the reduced staff
complement, put in place as part of the mine's election planning
process, has continued given the events of the past week. While this
has impacted on some of the construction work, the effect on the
operation has been minimal.

Tongon is situated in the north of the Cote d'Ivoire, 55 kilometres
south of the border with Mali.


RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:

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


Website: www.randgoldresources.com




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