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Thursday 04 April, 2002

Randgold Resources

Year of Achievement

Randgold Resources Ld
4 April 2002

For further information call: 
(Chairman) Roger Kebble +27 (11) 309-6037 
(CEO) Mark Bristow +44 (0) 779-775-2288


London, 4 April 2002 -  Randgold Resources completed its evolution from an
exploration company into a fully fledged, integrated resource business during
2001, says chief executive Dr Mark Bristow in the company's annual report
published today.

Highlights of 2001 included a pay-out of US$81 million to shareholders, the
Morila gold mine's very successful first full year of operation and its
payment of a maiden dividend, and the increasing substance of the prospects in
the company's portfolio.  'But I'd have to say that for me, the most
meaningful aspect of the year was the way in which Randgold Resources matured
as a business,' Bristow said.

He noted, however, that the company had retained its distinctive profile -
characterised by a strong return-driven strategy, an outstanding record of
discovery and development, and a highly competent team - as well as its
appetite for good growth opportunities.

'Randgold Resources has come a very long way in a short time and against some
stiff odds,' Bristow said.  'We have a clear vision of our goals and we know
the direction we have to take.  And as we step up each level, our horizons
widen and more new opportunities come within our reach.'

Issued on behalf of Randgold Resources Limited 
by du Plessis Associates.
dPA contact Kathy du Plessis on Tel: 27(11) 728 4701, cell: (0)83 266 5847 or


Certain of the statements made in this document are forward-looking in nature
and are based on certain assumptions which involve risk and uncertainty
because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in
the future.  Randgold Resources undertakes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statements.  Mining and exploration by its very nature, is a
risky business and one in which the producers have little influence over the
price of their product.  Consequently investors should be mindful of the
inherent risks associated with all mineral development projects.

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange