JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Randgold Resources Ld (NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)

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

London, 16 July 2013


1. Identity of the issuer
or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which                Randgold Resources Limited
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

Other (please specify):

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                 11th July 2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                 15th July 2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or        Holding has gone above 15%
reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of shares        Situation previous to the triggering
if possible using the       transaction
ISIN CODE rights            Number of shares    Number of Voting Rights

GB00B01C3S32                13,754,962          13,754,962

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares      Number of voting rights      % of voting rights x
Direct                Direct    Indirect           Direct    Indirect

N/A                   N/A       14,060,434         N/A       15.25%

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial    Expiration date xiii    Excercise/Conversation
instrument                                   Period xiv

Number of voting rights that may be          % of voting rights
acquired if the instrument is

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial    Exercise price    Expiration date xvii


Exercise/         Number of voting       % of voting rights xix, xx
Conversion        rights instrument
period xviii      refers to

                  30,058                 Nominal         Delta
                                         0.03%           0.03%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                    Percentage of voting rights
14,090,492                                 15.28%

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

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited -14,090,492 (15.28%)

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:                         Duncan Murray

15. Contact telephone number:             020 7743 3334

Annex: Notification of major interests
in share

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

Full name
(including legal form of                  BlackRock, Inc.
legal entities)
(Contact address                          55 East 52nd Street,
(registered office for legal entities)    New York, NY 10055
                                          United States of America

Phone number & email                      020 7743 3334

Other useful information
(at least legal representative for        Duncan Murray
legal persons)

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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