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Randgold Resources Ld
27 April 2012
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Reg. No. 62686
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD
RANDGOLD RESOURCES HANDS OVER FOOD SHIPMENT TO ALLEVIATE DISTRESS IN NORTH MALI
Bamako, Mali, 27 April 2012 - Humanitarian funds raised by Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow's trans-African motorcycle safari in 2010 have been used to make a food donation to people in the north of Mali, which has been afflicted by an uprising by Touareg rebels. The 'Nos vies en partage' trip was sponsored by Randgold and its service providers and suppliers.
Representing the fund, Randgold today handed over 40 tonnes of rice and 20 tonnes of millet to the Red Cross for distribution in the affected area. In terms of an agreement between the Red Cross and the rebels, a corridor to the north has been established for the safe passage of humanitarian aid.
Bristow said that in Africa, the people who were least visible were often the ones who suffered most from war and other upheavals. There was real hardship in the north, and as part of the Malian community, Randgold felt an obligation to help relieve it, even though its operations in the country were far from the afflicted area. Randgold operates the Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines in south western Mali as well as the Morila joint venture 280 kilometres south east of the country's capital Bamako.
The donation comes two days after Mali's new government took office following the restoration of constitutional order. Bristow said the rapid consensus which had been reached about a restoration of civilian government had confirmed Randgold's confidence in the essential stability of Mali's institutions and the political maturity of its people.
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