JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)

Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD

London, 22 April 2013


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

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 instruments               X
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the         BlackRock, Inc.
notification obligation: iii

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                18th April 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                19th April 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or           Holding has gone above
 reached: vi, vii                                14%

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   12,890,359  12,890,359
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of     Number of voting        %of voting rights
Shares        rights

direct        Direct    Indirect      Direct     Indirect

N/A           N/A       12,973,776    N/A        14.08%

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/

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

29,775                          0.03%      0.03%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                  Percentage of voting rights

13,003,551                               14.11%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 13,003,551 (14.11%)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy
holder will cease
to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will
cease to hold voting rights:

13. Additional information:           BlackRock Regulatory Threshold
                                      Reporting Team
14. Contact name:                     Andrew Manchester

15. Contact telephone number:         020 7743 5773

Annex: Notification of major interests in share

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

Full name                                BlackRock, Inc.
(including legal form of legal entities)

Contact address                          55 East 52nd Street, New York,
(registered office for legal entities)   NY 10055
                                         United States of America

Phone number & email                     020 7743 5773 /

Other useful information                 Andrew Manchester
(at least legal representative for legal

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
                                         JE2 4WJ

Phone number & email                     +44 1534 735 333

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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