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RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) -

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 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END