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Randgold Resources Ltd: Kibali pours first gold ahead of schedule

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Randgold Resources Ltd: Kibali pours first gold ahead of schedule

08:53 EDT Tuesday, September 24, 2013

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - September 24, 2013) - Randgold Resources Ltd (LSE: RRS)

(NASDAQ: GOLD)

TSX- GOLDRANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNASDAQ Trading Symbol: GOLDKIBALI POURS FIRST GOLD AHEAD OF SCHEDULEDenver, Colorado, 24 September 2013 - The giant Kibali gold projectin the Democratic Republic of Congo has successfully started productionwell ahead of its original year-end target and still in line withcapital forecasts, Mark Bristow, chief executive of part-owner RandgoldResources, which is developing and operating the project, announcedhere today.Prior to speaking at the annual Denver Gold Forum, Bristow said thatthe Randgold development team had only moved on site in January 2010,and since then had built a world-class gold mine in one of Africa'sremotest regions, in the process more than doubling its reserves to11millionounces and increasing its resources to 21 million-plusounces."It has been an enormous feat of geology, metallurgy, engineeringand logistics, as well as negotiation and diplomacy, and its success is atribute to the Randgold team as well as the Congolese authorities, thelocal community and our business partners, contractors and suppliers,"he said. Kibali represents an initial investment of US$1.7billion byRandgold and its partner, AngloGold Ashanti.Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to viewthe associated PDF document.http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7681O_1-2013-9-24.pdf This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock ExchangeEND

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