LONDON--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Randgold Resources Limited (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD) announces that Mr Robert Israel, a non executive director of Randgold Resources, purchased 2,000 shares in Randgold Resources on 9 March 2011, at a price of US$74.72.

Mr Israel's holding in the company is now 38,463 ordinary shares or 0.04% of the current issued share capital.

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
("Randgold Resources")

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