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Notification of major interest in shares

Dec 6 2012 12:00AM



JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 --

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLDLondon, 6 December 2012TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing Randgold Resources Limited shares to which voting rights are attached:ii2 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 voting rights Other (please specify):3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii FMR LLC4. Full name of shareholder(s) Section 9 (if different from 3.):iv5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed 4 December 2012 or reached: v6. Date on which issuer notified: 5 December 20127. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or 5 % reached: vi, vii8. Notified details:A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ixClass/type of shares Situation previous to the triggering transactionif possible Number Numberusing of ofthe ISIN Shares Voting RightsCODEGB00B01C3S32 4,645,537 4,645,537Resulting situation after the triggering transactionNumber Number of voting % of voting rights xof shares rightsIndirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect4,548,321 4,548,321 4.94B: Qualifying Financial InstrumentsResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of votingfinancial date xiii Conversion rights that may rightsinstrument Period xiv be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to QualifyingFinancial Instruments xv, xviResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of % of votingfinancial price date xvii Conversion voting rights rights xix,xxinstrument xviii instrument refers to Nominal DeltaTotal (A+B+C)Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights4,548,321 4.949. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxiSum of Factored Shares HeldCustodian Total Management Company 30,000 SAIBROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO 1,505,476 FMRCCIBC MELLON TRUST (C) 110,800 PGALLCCITIBANK NA (C) 255,423 FMRCJPMORGAN CHASE BANK 471,380 FMRCMELLON BANK NA (C) 37,659 PGALLCNATIONAL BANK TRUST (C) 4,000 PGALLCNORTHERN TRUST CO (C) 72,133 PGATCROYAL TRUST- TORONTO (C) 14,000 PGALLCSTATE STREET BANK AND TR CO 2,043,350 PGATCUS BANK NA (C) 4,100 FIISGrand Total 4,548,321Proxy Voting:10. Name of the proxy holder: FMR LLC11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will 97,216 cease to hold:12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to 4 December 2012 hold voting rights:13. Additional information: None14. Contact name: Shelley Muller15. Contact telephone number: / +44 1737 834 624Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxiiA: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notificationobligationFull name FMR LLC(including legal form of legalentities)Contact address 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 United States(registered office for legal entities) of AmericaPhone number & email +44 1737 834 624Other useful information Shelley Muller(at least legal representative forlegal persons)B: Identity of the notifier, if applicableFull name Martin WelshContact address Randgold Resources Limited 3rd Floor, Unity Chambers 28 Halkett Street St. Helier Jersey JE2 4WJPhone number & email +44 1534 735 333 martin.welsh@randgoldresources.comOther useful information(e.g. functional relationship with theperson or legal entity subject to thenotification obligation)C: Additional information This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock ExchangeEND

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