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Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) -

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, 4 April 2013 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi 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 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 FMR LLC notification obligation: iii 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different See Section 9 from 3.):iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the 1 April 2013 threshold is crossed or reached: v 6. Date on which issuer notified: 2 April 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 5 % 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 4,605,290 4,605,290 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of Number of voting %of voting rights Shares rights Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect 4,640,290 N/A 4,640,290 N/A 5.03 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 4,640,290 5.03 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi Sum of Factored Shares Held Custodian Advisor Total CROSBY ADVISORS-CROSBY ADVISORS, A SERVICE 37,400 OF STRATEGIC ADVISORS, INC BANK OF NEW YORK FMRC-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH 60 MELLON COMPANY INC. BROWN BROTHERS FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 1,296,095 HARRIMAN AND CO PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     2,800 PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST 90,900 COMPANY CIBC MELLON TRUST FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS CANADA 81,100 © PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     3,900 CITIBANK NA © FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 253,423 GOLDMAN SACHS AND PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     -500 CO JPMORGAN CHASE FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 43,458 BANK PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     25,400 PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST 7,602 COMPANY MELLON BANK NA © PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     5,300 PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST 11,900 COMPANY SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS GROUP 23,459 NATIONAL BANK FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS CANADA 3,800 TRUST © NORTHERN TRUST CO FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 977,133 © PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST 8,200 COMPANY ROYAL TRUST- FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY INVESTMENTS CANADA 10,700 TORONTO © PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     3,200 STATE STREET BANK FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 876,760 AND TR CO PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     827,200 PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST 41,600 COMPANY SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS GROUP 5,300 US BANK NA © PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.     4,100 Grand Total 4,640,290 Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: FMR LLC 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will 35,000 acquire: 12. Date on which proxy holder will acquire 1 April 2013 voting rights: 13. Additional information: None 14. Contact name: Sally-Ann Hatton 15. Contact telephone number: fil-regreporting@fil.com , 01737 837148 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 legal FMR LLC entities) Contact address 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, (registered office for legal Massachusetts 02109 United entities) States of America Phone number & email 01737 837148 / fil-regreporting@fil.com Other useful information (at least legal representative for Sally-Ann Hatton 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@randgoldresources.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