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Notification of major interest in shares

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TSX-V:IAE 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 Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0589T_1-2012-12-7.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END