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Randgold donates 60 tonnes of rice in North Mali

May 1 2013 12:00AM

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BAMAKO, MALI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)


RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLDRandgold Resources will donate 60 tonnes of rice to the Red Cross fordistribution in the north of Mali following reports of acute foodshortages in the area, particularly in Gao, Kibal and Timbuktoo.The rice will be purchased in the capital, Bamako, and transported tothe north under the supervision of the Red Cross. Randgold has alsoundertaken to pay for the expenses involved.In 2012, Randgold donated over 40 tonnes of rice and 20 tonnes ofmillet to the Red Cross for distribution in the afflicted area throughfunds raised by chief executive Mark Bristow's trans-African motorcyclesafari trip in 2010. The 'Nos vies en partage' trip was sponsored byRandgold and its service providers and suppliers.In related initiatives, Randgold co-ordinated a donation of USD3.15million from Mali's mining industry, which was handed over to Maliinterim president Dioncounda Traore to provide humanitarian aid to theconflict-troubled country's people. Last year the mining industrydonated USD735 000 in emergency funding to avert an interruption ofthe Mass Drug Administration programme fighting a range of diseasesendemic to the area.Meanwhile, Randgold has met with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) toexplore synergistic opportunities between the WFP's on-going MalianFood Security Project and Randgold's Malian mine agribusinesses.Website: www.randgoldresources.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange





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