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RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED: Notification of major interest in shares

Jul 1 2013 12:00AM



JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 --

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")London, 1 July 2013TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi1. Identity of the issueror the underlying issuerof existing shares to which Randgold Resources Limitedvoting rights are attached: ii2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):An acquisition or disposal of voting rights XAn acquisition or disposal ofqualifying financial instrumentswhich may result in the acquisitionof shares already issued to whichvoting rights are attachedAn acquisition or disposal ofinstruments with similar economiceffect to qualifying financial instrumentsAn event changing the breakdown of votingrightsOther (please specify):3. Full name of person(s) subject to the BlackRock, Inc.notification obligation: iii4. Full name of shareholder(s)(if different from 3.):iv5. Date of the transaction and date onwhich the threshold is crossed or 26th June 2013reached: v6. Date on which issuer notified: 28th June 20137. 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 of shares Situation previous to the triggeringif possible using the transactionISIN CODE rights Number of shares Number of Voting RightsGB00B01C3S32 13,861,314 13,861,314Resulting situation after the triggering transactionNumber of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights xDirect Direct Indirect Direct IndirectN/A N/A 13,754,962 N/A 14.92%B: Qualifying Financial InstrumentsResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of financial Expiration date xiii Excercise/Conversationinstrument Period xivNumber of voting rights that may be % of voting rightsacquired if the instrument isexcercised/convertedC: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to QualifyingFinancial Instruments xv, xviResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of financial Exercise price Expiration date xviiinstrumentCFDExercise/ Number of voting % of voting rights xix, xxConversion rights instrumentperiod xviii refers to 50,588 Nominal Delta 0.05% 0.05%Total (A+B+C)Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights13,805,550 14.98%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 -13,805,550 (14.98%)Proxy Voting:10. Name of the proxy holder:11. Number of voting rights proxyholder will cease to hold:12. Date on which proxy holder willcease to hold voting rights:13. Additional information: BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team14. Contact name: Andrew Manchester15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 5773Annex: Notification of major interestsin shareA: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notificationobligationFull name(including legal form of BlackRock, entities)(Contact address 55 East 52nd Street,(registered office for legal entities) New York, NY 10055 United States of AmericaPhone number & email 020 7743 5773 EMEAdisclsoure@blackrock.comOther useful information(at least legal representative for Andrew Manchesterlegal 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@randgold.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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