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Randgold Resources Ltd: Kibali pours first gold ahead of schedule

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Randgold Resources Ltd ( LSE : RRS ) ( NASDAQ : GOLD )

TSX- GOLD RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands Reg. No. 62686 LSE Trading Symbol: RRS NASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLD KIBALI POURS FIRST GOLD AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Denver, Colorado, 24 September 2013 - The giant Kibali gold project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has successfully started production well ahead of its original year-end target and still in line with capital forecasts, Mark Bristow, chief executive of part-owner Randgold Resources, which is developing and operating the project, announced here today. Prior to speaking at the annual Denver Gold Forum, Bristow said that the Randgold development team had only moved on site in January 2010, and since then had built a world-class gold mine in one of Africa's remotest regions, in the process more than doubling its reserves to 11millionounces and increasing its resources to 21 million-plus ounces."It has been an enormous feat of geology, metallurgy, engineering and logistics, as well as negotiation and diplomacy, and its success is a tribute to the Randgold team as well as the Congolese authorities, the local community and our business partners, contractors and suppliers," he said. Kibali represents an initial investment of US$1.7billion by Randgold and its partner, AngloGold Ashanti. Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7681O_1-2013-9-24.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END