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Randgold Resources - Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 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") TSX- GOLD London, 23 September 2013 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES(i) 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 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 X voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii BlackRock Global Funds - World Mining Fund 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is 18th September 2013 crossed or reached: v 6. Date on which issuer notified: 20th September 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are Holding has gone above 3% crossed or reached: 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 N/A N/A Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of Number of voting %of voting rights Shares rights direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect 2,800,000 2,800,000 N/A 3.04% N/A B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration date xiii Exercise/Conversion 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 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 2,800,000 3.04% Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/6808O_1-2013-9-23.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END