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Randgold Resources Announces Fire at Tongon plant

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Dec 27, 2012) -

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands Reg. No. 62686 LSE Trading Symbol: RRS NASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLD FIRE AT TONGON PLANT Tongon, Cote d'Ivoire, 26 December 2012 - Randgold Resources said today production at its Tongon gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire had been impacted by a fire in the mill section. The fire started on 24 December during a planned shutdown for repairs to the No 1 mill cyclone feed pipe. The fire then spread upwards into the No 1 cyclone cluster and moved to the No 2 cyclone cluster. The fire has been fully extinguished and no injuries have been reported but both cyclone clusters, flotation cells and blowers along with associated infrastructure for both milling circuits suffered damage. To view the full text of this press release, paste the following link into your web browser: http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/3040U_1-2012-12-27.pdf RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES: Chief Executive Financial Director Investor & Media Relations Mark Bristow Graham Shuttleworth Kathy du Plessis +44 788 071 1386 +44 1534 735 333 +44 20 7557 7738 +44 779 775 2288 +44 779 771 1338 Email: randgoldresources@dpapr.com Website: www.randgoldresources.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END