March 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM EDT
Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 --

Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")

London, 14 March 2013


1. Identity of the issuer or the           Randgold Resources Limited
underlying issuer of existing shares to
which voting rights are attached: ii

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or

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

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      11 March 2013
which the threshold is crossed or reached:

6. Date on which issuer notified:          13 March 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
of shares      to the triggering

if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32   4,580,680   4,580,680
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of     Number of voting        %of voting rights
Shares        rights

Indirect        Direct    Indirect      Direct     Indirect
4,651,780                 4,651,780                5.04

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/

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