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Notification of major interest in shares

Friday, March 01, 2013

Notification of major interest in shares06:36 EST Friday, March 01, 2013JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwire - March 01, 2013) - Randgold Resources Ld(NASDAQ: GOLD) (LSE: RRS)TSX-V:IAERANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES1. Identity of the issuer or theunderlying issuer of existing shares to Randgold Resources Limitedwhich voting rights are attached: ii2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box orboxes):An acquisition or disposal of voting rights XAn acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments whichmay result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which votingrights are attachedAn acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effectto qualifying financial instrumentsAn event changing the breakdown of voting rightsOther (pleasespecify):3. Full name of person(s) subject to the BlackRock, Inc.notification obligation: iii4. Full name of shareholder(s) (ifdifferent from 3.):iv5. Date of the transaction and date onwhich the threshold is crossed or 25th February 2013reached: v6. Date on which issuer notified: 27th February 20137. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or Holding has gone below 14%reached: vi, vii8. Notified details:A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ixClass/type Situation previousof shares to the triggering transactionif possible Number of Number ofusing ISIN Shares Voting RightsCODEGB00B01C3S32 13,581,998 13,581,998Resulting situation after the triggering transactionNumber of Number of voting %of voting rightsShares rightsDirect Direct Indirect Direct IndirectN/A N/A 12,890,359 N/A 13.99%C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to QualifyingFinancial Instruments xv, xviResulting situation after the triggering transactionType of financial Exercise Expiration Excercise/Conversioninstrument price date xvii periodNumber of voting rights % of voting rightsinstrument refers to Nominal DeltaTotal (A+B+C)Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights12,890,359 13.99%Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document:http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0011Z_1-2013-3-1.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock ExchangeENDFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: RNSCustomerServices0044-207797-4400rns@londonstockexchange.comhttp://www.rns.com