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Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

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

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, 4 April 2013 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting Randgold Resources Limited rights are attached: ii 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights * 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 See Section 9 different from 3.):iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 28 March 2013 v 6. Date on which issuer notified: 2 April 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or 5 % reached: vi, vii 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix Class/type Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggeri ng of shares to the triggering transaction if possible transaction using the ISIN CODE Number of Number of Number of Number of voting % of voting Shares Voting shares rights rights x Rights Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Ind irect xi xii GB00B01C3S32 4,614,490 4,614,490 4,604,490 4,604,490 4.9 9 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of vo ting instrument date xiii Conversion rights that may be rights Period xiv acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/5964B_1-2013-4-4.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END