Notification of major interest in shares

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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2012) -



RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD

("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")

London, 7 December 2012

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares Randgold Resources Limited
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 X

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 X

An event changing the breakdown of voting
rights

Other (please
specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to
the notification obligation:iii BlackRock, Inc.

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or 4 December 2012
reached:v

6. Date on which issuer notified: 6 December 2012

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or Holding has gone below 15%
reached:vi, vii

8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type Situation previous
of shares to the triggering
transaction


if possible Number of Number of
using ISIN Shares Voting Rights
CODE

GB00B01C3S32 13,762,545 13,762,545


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Number of voting %of voting rights
Shares rights

Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect

N/A N/A 13,581,998 N/A 14.76%



B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial Expiration date xiii Exercise/Conversion
instrument Period xiv


Number of voting rights that may be % of voting rights
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 financial Exercise Expiration Exercise/Conversion
instrument price date xvii period

CFD

Number of voting rights % of voting rights
instrument refers to Nominal Delta

173,382 0.18% 0.18%



Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights

13,755,380 14.95%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 13,755,380 (14.95%)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will
cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to
hold voting rights:

13. Additional information: BlackRock Regulatory Threshold
Reporting Team

14. Contact name: William Graham

15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 1459

Annex: Notification of major interests in shares xxii

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation

Full name
(including legal form of legal BlackRock, Inc.
entities)

Contact address 12 Throgmorton Avenue,
(registered office for legal London EC2N 2DL
entities)


Phone number & email 020 7743 1459;
william.graham@blackrock.com

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for William Graham
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
martin.welsh@randgoldresources.com


Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the
person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)

C: Additional information

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