December 07, 2012 at 11:06 AM EST
Notification of major interest in shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/12 --


TSX-V:IAE

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, 7 December 2012

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

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

An event changing the breakdown of voting
rights

Other (please
specify):

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

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             4 December 2012
reached:v

6. Date on which issuer notified:             6 December 2012

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or        Holding has gone below 15%
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   13,762,545  13,762,545



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       13,581,998    N/A        14.76%




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 exercised/
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   Exercise/Conversion
instrument          price      date xvii    period

CFD


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