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Monday 10 December, 2007

Randgold Resources

Exercise of over-allotment

Randgold Resources Ld
10 December 2007


This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or
indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan
or any jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful.  This announcement is
not an offer of securities in the United States, Canada, South Africa,
Australia, Japan or any jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful.



RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
('Randgold Resources' or the 'Company')


EXERCISE OF OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION


London, 10 December 2007 (LSE: RRS) (Nasdaq: GOLD) - The board of directors of
Randgold Resources (the 'Board') today announces that, further to the
announcement made on 29 November 2007 in relation to the global offering of
6,000,000 new ordinary shares of US$0.05 each (the 'Global Offer') in the form
of ordinary shares or American Depositary Shares (the 'New Shares'), the
underwriters of the Global Offer have exercised part of the over-allotment
option granted to them.


The Company will issue an additional 821,000 new ordinary shares of US$0.05 each
in the form of ordinary shares or American Depositary Shares (the 'Option 
Shares') at US$35.25 per ordinary share and US$35.25 per American Depositary
Share  ('ADS').  Each ADS represents one ordinary share of the Company.



The total gross proceeds from the Global Offer, including the over-allotment
option, are approximately US$240.4 million.



The Option Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in all
respects.



Application has been made for admission of the Option Shares to listing on the
Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and admission to trading by
London Stock Exchange plc on its market for listed securities (together, 
'Admission').  Admission is expected to take place, settlement to occur and
dealings in the Option Shares to commence at 8.00 a.m. on 11 December 2007.  The
American Depositary Shares will trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.



HSBC Bank plc ('HSBC') is acting as the financial adviser, sole global
co-ordinator, joint bookrunner and underwriter in connection with the Global
Offer.  Citigroup Global Markets Limited is acting as the joint bookrunner and
underwriter for the Global Offer.  HSBC and Citigroup Global Markets Limited
(together, the 'Representatives') are acting as representatives of certain other
underwriters.



The Company has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission a
registration statement on Form F-3 in relation to the New Shares and Option
Shares, which document constitutes a prospectus for the purposes of the
Companies (Jersey) (General Provisions) Order 2002 (together with any amendments
thereto, the 'Registration Statement').  Copies of the Registration Statement
are available from www.sec.gov.



ENQUIRIES:

Randgold Resources
Mark Bristow, Chief Executive                  Tel:  +44 7880 711386
                                                     +44 7797 752288
Graham Shuttleworth, Financial Director        Tel:  +44 7796 144438
                                                     +44 20 7557 7730
Kathy du Plessis, Investor & Media Relations   Tel:  +44 20 7557 7738
                                               Email:randgoldresources@dpapr.com


HSBC Bank plc                                  Tel:   +44 20 7991 8888
(Financial adviser, sole global co-ordinator, 
joint bookrunner and underwriter to the Global Offer)
Adrian Coates
Jan Sanders
Charles Spencer

Citigroup Global Markets Limited               Tel:   +44 20 7986 4000
(Broker, joint bookrunner and underwriter to the Global Offer)
Tom Reid                                       Tel:   +44 20 7986 0515
Andrew Forrester                               Tel:   +44 20 7986 8729



Save as expressly set out, this announcement does not constitute an offer or
invitation to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any
securities or investment advice in any jurisdiction.  Past performance is no
guide to future performance.  Persons needing advice should consult an
independent financial adviser.



This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or
indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan
or any jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful.  The securities may not
be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from
registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  Any public
offering of securities to be made in the United States is being made by means of
the Company's Registration Statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange
Commission which contains detailed information about the Company and management,
as well as financial statements.  There will be no public offer of New Shares or
Option Shares in the United Kingdom or elsewhere outside the United States.  No
money, securities or other consideration is being solicited and, if sent in
response to the information herein, will not be accepted.



This announcement is only addressed to and directed at persons in member states
of the European Economic Area ('EEA') who are 'qualified investors' ('Qualified
Investors') within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the EU Prospectus Directive
(Directive 2003/71/EC) (the 'Prospectus Directive').  Any person in the EEA who
acquires any securities in the Global Offer or to whom any offer of securities
is made will be deemed to have acknowledged and agreed that they are such a
Qualified Investor.



This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the
Company.  The Representatives and their respective affiliates and agents shall
have no liability for any information contained in it relating to the Company.



HSBC and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, each of which is authorised and
regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, are acting
exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Global Offer
and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the
protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the
Global Offer or in relation to the contents of this announcement or for any
other transaction, arrangement or matters referred to in this announcement.


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