Randgold Resources Limited: Notification of major interest in shares

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


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, 14 March 2013


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying   Randgold Resources Limited
issuer of existing shares to 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           See Section 9
different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on which  11 March 2013
the threshold is crossed or reached: v

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
               transaction


if possible    Number of   Number of
using ISIN     Shares      Voting Rights
CODE

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/
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
     4,651,780                                     5.04

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
FIDELITY FAMILY OFFICE     CROSBY ADVISORS-CROSBY
SERVICES (NATIONAL         ADVISORS, A SERVICE OF
FINANCIAL SERVICES)        STRATEGIC ADVISORS, INC                32,400
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN    FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT
AND CO                   AND RESEARCH
1,448,395


                   PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS, LLC.                   2,800

                   PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS TRUST COMPANY          90,900

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 CO   PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS, LLC.                    -500

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK   FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT
                           AND RESEARCH                          43,458

                   PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS, LLC.                  25,400
                   PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS
                           TRUST COMPANY                   7,602

MELLON BANK NA ©   PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS, LLC.                   5,300

                   PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS TRUST COMPANY          11,900

                   SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS
                           GROUP                          23,459

NATIONAL BANK TRUST ©   FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY
                           INVESTMENTS CANADA                   4,000

NATIONAL FINANCIAL         SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS GROUP              250
SERVICES©

NORTHERN TRUST CO ©   FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT
                           AND RESEARCH                         889,633

                   PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                           ADVISORS TRUST COMPANY           8,000

ROYAL TRUST- TORONTO ©  FIDELITY INVTS-FIDELITY
                          INVESTMENTS CANADA                  10,700
                  PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL
                          ADVISORS, LLC.                           3,200

STATE STREET BANK AND     FMR-FIDELITY MANAGEMENT
TR CO                     AND RESEARCH                           824,960

                  PGALLC-PYRAMIS
                          GLOBAL ADVISORS, LLC.                 827,200

                  PGATC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL ADVISORS
                          TRUST COMPANY                          44,900

                  SAI-STRATEGIC ADVISERS
                          GROUP                                  5,300

US BANK NA ©          PGALLC-PYRAMIS GLOBAL A
                          DVISORS, LLC.                           4,100

Grand Total                                       4,651,780

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:FMR LLC

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will acquire:71,100

12. Date on which proxy holder will acquire voting rights:11 March 2013

13. Additional information:None

14. Contact name:Nevelina Rousseva

15. Contact telephone number:01737 837216

Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation

Full name
(including legal form of legal entities)FMR LLC

Contact address
(registered office for legal entities)82 Devonshire Street,
                                        Boston, Massachusetts 02109
                                        United States of America

Phone number & email01737 837216 / fil-regreporting@fil.com

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for legal persons)Nevelina Rousseva

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


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