JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Dec 27, 2012) -


RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
NASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLD

FIRE AT TONGON PLANT

Tongon, Cote d'Ivoire, 26 December 2012 - Randgold Resources said
today production at its Tongon gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire had been
impacted by a fire in the mill section.

The fire started on 24 December during a planned shutdown for
repairs to the No 1 mill cyclone feed pipe. The fire then spread
upwards into the No 1 cyclone cluster and moved to the No 2 cyclone
cluster.

The fire has been fully extinguished and no injuries have been reported
but both cyclone clusters, flotation cells and blowers along with
associated infrastructure for both milling circuits suffered damage.

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RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:

Chief Executive  Financial Director  Investor & Media Relations
Mark Bristow     Graham Shuttleworth Kathy du Plessis
+44 788 071 1386 +44 1534 735 333    +44 20 7557 7738
+44 779 775 2288 +44 779 771 1338    Email:  randgoldresources@dpapr.com 

Website:  www.randgoldresources.com 





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