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Randgold Resources: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/14 -- Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)

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, 27 June 2014

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TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES(i)
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1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
 of existing shares to which voting rights are         Randgold Resources
 attached:(ii)                                              Limited
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2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or
 boxes):
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An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                               X
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An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which
 may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting
 rights are attached
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An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect
 to qualifying financial instruments
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An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
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Other (please specify):
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3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
 notification obligation:(iii)                          BlackRock, Inc.
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4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from
 3.):(iv)
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5. Date of the transaction and date on which the
 threshold is crossed or reached:(v)                    23rd June 2014
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6. Date on which issuer notified:                       25th June 2014
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7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:(vi,  Holding has gone above
 vii)                                                         16%
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8. Notified details:
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A: Voting rights attached to shares(viii, ix)
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Class/
type
of
shares
if
possible
using
the          Situation previous
ISIN         to the triggering     Resulting situation after the triggering
CODE         transaction           transaction
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                        Number            Number
             Number     of         Number of                 % of
             of         Voting     of     voting             voting
             Shares     Rights     shares rights             rights(x)
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                                          Direct  Indirect
                                   Direct (xi)    (xii)      Direct Indirect
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GB00B01C3S32 14,060,434 14,060,434 N/A    N/A     14,811,371 N/A    16.00%
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C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
 Financial Instruments(xv, xvi)
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Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
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                                            Number
                                            of
                                            voting
Type                             Exercise/  rights     % of
of                    Expiration Conversion instrument voting
financial  Exercise   date       period     refers     rights
instrument price      (xvii)     (xviii)    to         (xix, xx)
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CFD                                         6,227      Nominal    Delta
                                                       ---------------------
                                                       0.01%      0.01%
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Total (A+B+C)
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Number of voting rights                Percentage of voting rights
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14,817,598                                             16.01%
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9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
 the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:(xxi)
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 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited -14,817,598 (16.01%)
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Proxy Voting:
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                                       BlackRock Regulatory Threshold
13. Additional information:            Reporting Team
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14. Contact name:                      Duncan Murray
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15. Contact telephone number:          020 7743 3334
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