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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/16 -- Randgold Resources Limited (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")

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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                Randgold Resources Limited
rights are attached:(ii)
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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                X
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)                       18 October, 2016
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6. Date on which issuer notified:                             19 October, 2016
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                                                   Total holding for BlackRock Investment
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or        Management (UK) Limited has gone below 10% Total
reached:(vi, vii)                               holding for BlackRock, Inc. remains above 15%
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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         Situation previous
the           to the
ISIN          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  8,436,688 8,436,688   N/A      N/A   8,431,177   N/A    8.99%
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B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
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Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
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                                             Number of voting
                                             rights that may be
                                             acquired if the
Type of                         Exercise /   instrument is     % of
financial          Expiration   Conversion   exercised /       voting
instrument         date(xiii)   Period(xiv)  converted.        rights
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Securities Lending                           3,565             0.00%
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American Depository
Receipt                                      7,839,165         8.36%
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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
Type                               Exercise/   voting      % of
of                                 Conversion  rights      voting
financial   Exercise   Expiration  period      instrument  rights
instrument  price      date(xvii)  (xviii)     refers to   (xix, xx)
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CFD                                            45,223      Nominal   Delta
                                                           -----------------
                                                              0.04%   0.04%
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Total (A+B+C)
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Number of voting rights            Percentage of voting rights
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16,319,130                         17.41%
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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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                                              % of voting
                                              rights through
                              % of voting     financial        Total of both
                              rights if it    instruments      if it equals
Name                          equals or is    if it equals or  or is higher
                              higher than     is higher than   than the
                              the notifiable  the notifiable   notifiable
                              threshold       threshold        threshold
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Investment          2.38%           7.56%            9.94%
Management (UK) Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Investment
Management (UK) Limited
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BlackRock Asset Management
Deutschland AG
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco
Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock Asia-Pac Holdco, LLC
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BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
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BlackRock Cayco Limited
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BlackRock Trident Holding
Company Limited
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BlackRock Japan Holdings GK
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BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
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BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
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BlackRock Delaware Holdings
Inc.
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BlackRock Fund Advisors
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BlackRock Institutional Trust
Company, National Association
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Australia Holdco
Pty. Ltd.
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BlackRock Investment
Management (Australia) Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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Trident Merger, LLC
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BlackRock Investment
Management, LLC
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
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BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
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BlackRock Delaware Holdings
Inc.
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BlackRock Fund Advisors
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco
Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock Asia-Pac Holdco, LLC
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BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
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BlackRock Asset Management
North Asia Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
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BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
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BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
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BlackRock Asset Management
Canada Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock International
Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco
Pte. Ltd.
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BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock Capital Holdings,
Inc.
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BlackRock Advisors, LLC
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BlackRock, Inc.
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BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
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BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc.
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BlackRock International
Holdings, Inc.
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BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P.
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BlackRock Group Limited
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BlackRock Advisors (UK)
Limited
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Proxy Voting:
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10. Name of the proxy holder:
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11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will
cease to hold:
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12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
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                                                  BlackRock Regulatory
13. Additional information:                       Threshold Reporting Team
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14. Contact name:                                 Marc-Oliver Lesch
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15. Contact telephone number:                     020 7743 3650
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RANDGOLD RESOURCES ENQUIRIES:
Chief Executive
Mark Bristow
+44 788 071 1386
+44 779 775 2288

Financial Director
Graham Shuttleworth
+44 1534 735 333
+44 779 771 1338

Investor & Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
Email: [email protected]

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