RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED: Notification of major interest in shares

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RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)


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, 1 July 2013

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

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

An event changing the breakdown of voting
rights

Other (please specify):

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

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 26th June 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified: 28th June 2013

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 of shares Situation previous to the triggering
if possible using the transaction
ISIN CODE rights Number of shares Number of Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32 13,861,314 13,861,314


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights x
Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect

N/A N/A 13,754,962 N/A 14.92%



B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial Expiration date xiii Excercise/Conversation
instrument Period xiv

Number of voting rights that may be % of voting rights
acquired if the instrument is
excercised/converted


C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial Exercise price Expiration date xvii
instrument

CFD

Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting rights xix, xx
Conversion rights instrument
period xviii refers to


50,588 Nominal Delta
0.05% 0.05%


Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
13,805,550 14.98%

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 -13,805,550 (14.98%)

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: Andrew Manchester

15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 5773

Annex: Notification of major interests
in share

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

Full name
(including legal form of BlackRock, Inc.
legal entities)
(Contact address 55 East 52nd Street,
(registered office for legal entities) New York, NY 10055
United States of America

Phone number & email 020 7743 5773
EMEAdisclsoure@blackrock.com

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for Andrew Manchester
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@randgold.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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