Notification of major interest in shares

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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


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