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Randgold Resources Limited Announces Scheme Effective

Not for release,publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into any jurisdictionwhere to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of suchjurisdiction

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / January 1, 2019 / Randgold Resources Limited ("Randgold") announces that the Scheme Court Order sanctioning the scheme of arrangement under Article 125 of the Jersey Companies Law to effect the all-share merger between Randgold and Barrick Gold Corporation (the "Scheme"), was delivered to the Jersey Registrar today.

Randgold is therefore pleased to announce that the Scheme has now become effective in accordance with its terms.

Capitalised terms used but not otherwise defined in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the Scheme Document dated 4 October 2018.



Chief Executive Officer
Mark Bristow

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer
Graham Shuttleworth

Investor & Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis

+44 20 7557 7738


CIBC (financial adviser to Randgold)

Neil Johnson

+44 20 7234 6000

Oliver Ward

Barclays (financial adviser and corporate broker to Randgold)

Paul Knight

+1 416 863 8900

Nishant Amin

+44 20 7623 2323

Andrew Tusa

+44 20 7623 2323

Further information

CIBC, which is supervised and regulated by the Office of theSuperintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada and, in the UK, authorisedby the PRA, subject to regulation by the FCA and limited regulation by the PRA,is acting exclusively as financial adviser to Randgold and for no one else inconnection with the subjectmatter of this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone otherthan Randgold for providing the protections afforded to clients of CIBC or forproviding advice in relation to the subject matter of thisannouncement. Neither CIBC nor any of its subsidiaries, branches oraffiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever(whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute orotherwise) to any person who is not a client of CIBC in connection with thisannouncement, any statement contained herein.

Barclays, which is authorised by the PRA and regulated in theUnited Kingdom by the FCA and the PRA, is acting exclusively for Randgold andno one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcement and will notbe responsible to anyone other than Randgold for providing the protectionsafforded to clients of Barclays or for providing advice in relation to thesubject matter of this announcement. Neither Barclays nor any of itssubsidiaries, branches or affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability orresponsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, intort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Barclaysin connection with any matter referred to in this announcement or otherwise.

Overseas jurisdictions

The release, publication or distribution of this announcement inor into jurisdictions other than Canada, the United States, the United Kingdomand Jersey may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subjectto the law of any jurisdiction other than Canada, the United States, the UnitedKingdom and Jersey should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicablelegal or regulatory requirements. Any failure to comply with theapplicable restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws ofany such jurisdiction. Relevant clearances have not been, and will notbe, obtained from the securities commission or similar regulatory authority ofany province or territory of Canada. To the fullest extent permitted byapplicable law, Randgold disclaims any responsibility or liability for theviolation of such restrictions by any person. This announcement has beenprepared for the purposes of complying with applicable English law, Jersey law,certain applicable securities laws in Canada and the United States, the ListingRules, the rules of the London Stock Exchange and the Code and the informationdisclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if thisannouncement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictionsoutside of the UK and Jersey.

Copies of this announcement will not be and must not be, mailed orotherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into or from any RestrictedJurisdiction or any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the laws of thatjurisdiction and persons receiving such documents (including custodians,nominees and trustees) must not mail or otherwise forward, distribute or sendthem in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction.

Further details in relation to Overseas Shareholders are containedin the Scheme Document and Randgold Shareholders are advised to read carefullythe Scheme Document.

Publication on Website

A copy of this announcement and all information incorporated intothis announcement by reference to another source will be made available(subject to any applicable restrictions relating to persons resident inRestricted Jurisdictions) on Randgold's website at http://www.randgoldresources.com byno later than 12 noon (Greenwich Mean Time) on the Business Day following thedate of publication of this announcement. For the avoidance of doubt,save as expressly referred to in this announcement, the content of thesewebsites is not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.

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SOURCE: Randgold Resources Limited