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RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
RANDGOLD RESOURCES HANDS OVER FOOD SHIPMENT TO ALLEVIATE DISTRESS INNORTH MALI
Bamako, Mali, 27 April 2012- Humanitarian funds raised by RandgoldResources chief executive Mark Bristow's trans-African motorcyclesafari in 2010 have been used to make a food donation to people in thenorth of Mali, which has been afflicted by an uprising by Touaregrebels. The 'Nos vies en partage' trip was sponsored by Randgold andits service providers and suppliers.
Representing the fund, Randgold today handed over 40 tonnes of rice and20 tonnes of millet to the Red Cross for distribution in the affectedarea. In terms of an agreement between the Red Cross and the rebels, acorridor to the north has been established for the safe passage ofhumanitarian aid.
Bristow said that in Africa, the people who were least visible wereoften the ones who suffered most from war and other upheavals. Therewas real hardship in the north, and as part of the Malian community,Randgold felt an obligation to help relieve it, even though itsoperations in the country were far from the afflicted area. Randgoldoperates the Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines in south western Mali aswell as the Morila joint venture 280 kilometres south east of thecountry's capital Bamako.
The donation comes two days after Mali's new government took officefollowing the restoration of constitutional order. Bristow said therapid consensus which had been reached about a restoration of civiliangovernment had confirmed Randgold's confidence in the essentialstability of Mali's institutions and the political maturity of itspeople.
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