Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2012) -

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands Reg. No. 62686 LSE Trading Symbol: RRS Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD London, 6 December 2012 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing Randgold Resources Limited shares to which voting rights are attached:ii 2 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 LLC 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Section 9 (if different from 3.):iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed 4 December 2012 or reached: v 6. Date on which issuer notified: 5 December 2012 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or 5 % reached: vi, vii 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix Class/type of shares Situation previous to the triggering transaction if possible Number Number using of of the ISIN Shares Voting Rights CODE GB00B01C3S32 4,645,537 4,645,537 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number Number of voting % of voting rights x of shares rights Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect 4,548,321 4,548,321 4.94 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial date xiii Conversion rights that may rights instrument Period xiv be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted. C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of % of voting financial price date xvii Conversion voting rights rights xix,xx instrument xviii instrument refers to Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 4,548,321 4.94 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi Sum of Factored Shares Held Custodian Total Management Company 30,000 SAI BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO 1,505,476 FMRC CIBC MELLON TRUST (C) 110,800 PGALLC CITIBANK NA (C) 255,423 FMRC JPMORGAN CHASE BANK 471,380 FMRC MELLON BANK NA (C) 37,659 PGALLC NATIONAL BANK TRUST (C) 4,000 PGALLC NORTHERN TRUST CO (C) 72,133 PGATC ROYAL TRUST- TORONTO (C) 14,000 PGALLC STATE STREET BANK AND TR CO 2,043,350 PGATC US BANK NA (C) 4,100 FIIS Grand Total 4,548,321 Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: FMR LLC 11. 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: None 14. Contact name: Shelley Muller 15. Contact telephone number: / +44 1737 834 624 Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation Full name FMR LLC (including legal form of legal entities) Contact address 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 United States (registered office for legal entities) of America Phone number & email +44 1737 834 624 Other useful information Shelley Muller (at least legal representative for legal persons) B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable Full name Martin Welsh Contact address Randgold Resources Limited 3rd Floor, Unity Chambers 28 Halkett Street St. Helier Jersey JE2 4WJ Phone number & email +44 1534 735 333 Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation) C: Additional information This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END