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Monday 23 June, 2003

Randgold Resources

Randgold Resources - FTSE

Randgold Resources Ld
23 June 2003


Randgold Resources Limited
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Registration Number 62868
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD


RANDGOLD RESOURCES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FTSE UK INDEX INCLUSION


London, 23 June 2003 - Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD) has been
added to FTSE's UK Monitored List following the redenomination of its shares
into sterling on the London Stock Exchange.  Inclusion in the UK monitored list
means that the company will be considered for inclusion in the FTSE UK Index
Series at the next review, to be held in September.

Subject to the company meeting FTSE's other requirements which include achieving
a sufficient turnover of its free float, Randgold Resources believes that it
will enter the FTSE All Share index in September.  The company expects that its
market capitalisation should also qualify it for inclusion in the FTSE 250 at
that stage.

'Inclusion in an index such as the FTSE 250 is very important to us as it will
automatically attract  tracker funds as well as the many retail investors who
follow the index, thus increasing demand for our shares,' said Randgold
Resources chief executive Mark Bristow.  'It will also strengthen our
established position in London, which has re-emerged as the primary
international mining market.'

Randgold Resources, which has gold mining and exploration interests in West
Africa, has been included in the FTSE gold mines index since December 2002.

Randgold Resources announced earlier this week that the company's liquidity has
been further enhanced through the sale of 1 million shares by its principal
shareholder, Randgold & Exploration.  The tradeability of its stock was
substantially boosted last year when the London-listed company was also listed
on Nasdaq, a move accompanied by an issue of shares.  Since then the trading
volumes as well as the price of Randgold Resources' shares have risen
significantly.


For further information call:
(CEO) Mark Bristow on 0944 779 775 2288
(CFO) Roger Williams on 0944 779 771 9660


Issued on behalf of Randgold Resources Limited by du Plessis Associates.
dPA contact Kathy du Plessis - Tel: +27 11 728 4701,
mobile:+27 (0) 83 266 5847 or e-mail randgoldresources@dpapr.com
website: www.randgoldresources.com

DISCLAIMER: Statements made in this release with respect to Randgold Resources'
current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs and other statements that are
not historical facts are forward-looking statements about the future performance
of Randgold Resources. These statements are based on management's assumptions
and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it.  Randgold
Resources cautions you that a number of important risks and uncertainties could
cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the
forward-looking statements, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on
them. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks
associated with:  fluctuations in the market price of gold, gold production at
Morila, estimates of reserves and mine life and liabilities arising from the
closure of Syama.  Randgold Resources assumes no obligation to update
information in this release.


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