Randgold Resources - Notification of major interest in shares


JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) -

Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")

London, 23 September 2013


1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares to Randgold Resources Limited
which voting rights are attached: ii

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or

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 X
voting rights

Other (please

3. Full name of person(s) subject
to the notification obligation: iii BlackRock Global Funds - World
Mining Fund

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

5. Date of the transaction and
date on which the threshold is 18th September 2013
crossed or reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified: 20th September 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are Holding has gone above 3%
crossed or reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type Situation previous
of shares to the triggering

if possible Number of Number of
using ISIN Shares Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32 N/A N/A
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Number of voting %of voting rights
Shares rights

direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect

2,800,000 2,800,000 N/A 3.04% N/A

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 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 Expiration Excercise/Conversion
instrument price date xvii period

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

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
2,800,000 3.04%

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

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: Duncan Murray

15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 3334

Annex: Notification of major interests in share
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification

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

Contact address 55 East 52nd Street, New
(registered office for legal entities) York, NY 10055
United States of America

Phone number & email 020 7743 3334

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for Duncan Murray
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

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

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