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Friday 26 March, 2010

Randgold Resources

Notification of major interes

RNS Number : 2429J
Randgold Resources Ld
26 March 2010
 



RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD

 

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: ii

RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached


An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify):



3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii

BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED ("BAM") OPPENHEIMERFUNDS, INC. ("OFI")

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):iv


5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:v

24 MARCH 2010

6. Date on which issuer notified:

25 MARCH 2010

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii

3% (aggregated basis 3.0150%; BAM 1.1283% and
OFI 1.8867%)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of shares

if possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Shares

Number of Voting Rights

Number of shares

Number of voting rights

% of  voting rights x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

GB00B01C3S32

Nil

Nil

1,017,188 (BAM)
1,700,819 (OFI)
2,718,007 (Total)


1,017,188 (BAM)
1,700,819 (OFI)
2,718,007 (Total)


1.1283% (BAM)
1.8867% (OFI)
3.0150% (Total)


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date xiii

Exercise/Conversion Period xiv

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights






C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/ Conversion period xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

% of voting rights xix, xx






Nominal

Delta



Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

1,017,188 (BAM)
1,700,819 (OFI)
2,718,007 (Total)

1.1283% (BAM)
1.8867% (OFI)
3.0150% (Total)

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi

The percentage of holdings noted above is based on total outstanding shares of 90,150,067.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is the parent company of Baring Asset Management Limited ("BAM") and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. ("OFI").

10. Name of the proxy holder:


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:


13. Additional information:


14. Contact name:

Rose Baker, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

15. Contact telephone number:

001 (413)744-8258

Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer

Annex: Notification of major interests in share

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation

Full name (including legal form of legal entities)

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Contact address (registered office for legal entities)

1295 State Street, MIP Code F420, Springfield, MA 01111

Phone number & email

001 (413) 744-8258
(rbaker@massmutual.com)

Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons)

Rose Baker

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name

D J Haddon

Contact address

La Motte Chambers, La Motte Street, St.Helier, Jersey, JE1 1BJ, Channel Islands

Phone number & email

+44 1534 735 444
dhaddon@randgoldresources.com

Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation)


C: Additional information


 


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