SOURCE: Randgold Resources Ld

February 16, 2011 12:11 ET

Setting record straight on emissions report

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) -


RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
('Randgold Resources', 'Randgold' or the 'company')





RANDGOLD RESOURCES SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS



London, 16 February 2011 - Randgold Resources said today its rating
in the Environmental Investment Organisation's Carbon Rankings Report
was based on incorrect information and that the EIO's claim that the
data on which the company's ranking was based had to be inferred
because Randgold did not disclose its greenhouse gas emissions was
unfounded.



Rod Quick, the company's general manager: evaluation and environment,
pointed out that Randgold had filed its greenhouse emission figures
for2007, 2008 and 2009 as part of the 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project and
that these were consequently a matter of public record and could be
viewed at https://www.cdproject.net. The company will publish its 2010
figures next month and is participating in the 2011 Carbon Disclosure
Project due in May this year.



Had the correct figures been used for the EIO survey, Randgold would
have ranked significantly higher, and it would have been apparent that
it compares well to its peers in the mining industry. For the record,
the key 2009 figures are that its financial GHG emissions intensity,
reported on an equity basis, was 475 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per
US$ million revenue. On an operating basis, the figure was 787 metric
tonnes CO2 equivalent per US$ million equivalent. The company's total
gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions were calculated using 'The
Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard'
and were 347880 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent for the year."Randgold's
operations are in remote areas of Africa where we have to
diesel-generate our own power because of the lack of local
infrastructure. The company nevertheless continues to develop
innovative ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and has a five
year strategy to achieve this. This includes using more efficient low
speed diesel generating machines at its Loulo operation in Mali,
linking its new Tongon mine into the predominantly hydro and gas
generated national grid in the Cote d'Ivoire and planning to maximise
the generation of hydro power at its Kibali project in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo," Quick said.



RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:

Chief  Executive                   GM Evaluation & Environment
Mark Bristow                       Rodney Quick
+44 788 071 1386                   +27 82 886 9851
+44 779 775 2288                   +223 6674 7257


Investor & Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
Email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com




Website:www.randgoldresources.com

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