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Notification of major interest in shares

Dec 7 2012 12:00AM



JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/12 --

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")London, 7 December 2012TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi1. Identity of the issuer or theunderlying issuer of existing shares Randgold Resources Limitedto which voting rights are attached:ii2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box orboxes:An acquisition or disposal of voting rights XAn acquisition or disposal of qualifyingfinancial instruments which may result inthe acquisition of shares already issuedto which voting rights are attachedAn acquisition or disposal of instrumentswith similar economic effect to qualifyingfinancial instruments XAn event changing the breakdown of votingrightsOther (pleasespecify):3. Full name of person(s) subject tothe notification obligation:iii BlackRock, Inc.4. Full name of shareholder(s)(if different from 3.):iv5. Date of the transaction and date onwhich the threshold is crossed or 4 December 2012reached:v6. Date on which issuer notified: 6 December 20127. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or Holding has gone below 15%reached:vi, vii8. Notified details:A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ixClass/type Situation previousof shares to the triggering transactionif possible Number of Number ofusing ISIN Shares Voting RightsCODEGB00B01C3S32 13,762,545 13,762,545Resulting situation after the triggering transactionNumber of Number of voting %of voting rightsShares rightsDirect Direct Indirect Direct IndirectN/A N/A 13,581,998 N/A 14.76%B: Qualifying Financial InstrumentsResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of financial Expiration date xiii Exercise/Conversioninstrument Period xivNumber of voting rights that may be % of voting rightsacquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to QualifyingFinancial Instruments xv, xviResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of financial Exercise Expiration Exercise/Conversioninstrument price date xvii periodCFDNumber of voting rights % of voting rightsinstrument refers to Nominal Delta173,382 0.18% 0.18%Total (A+B+C)Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights13,755,380 14.95%9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxiBlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 13,755,380 (14.95%)Proxy Voting:10. Name of the proxy holder:11. Number of voting rights proxy holder willcease to hold:12. Date on which proxy holder will cease tohold voting rights:13. Additional information: BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team14. Contact name: William Graham15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 1459Annex: Notification of major interests in shares xxiiA: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notificationobligationFull name(including legal form of legal BlackRock, Inc.entities)Contact address 12 Throgmorton Avenue,(registered office for legal London EC2N 2DLentities)Phone number & email 020 7743 1459; william.graham@blackrock.comOther useful information(at least legal representative for William Grahamlegal 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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