ADVISORY, May 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: African focused gold miner Randgold Resources Limited [GOLD] will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Randgold Resources is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index. In honor of the occasion, Dr. D. Mark Bristow Ph.D, CEO will ring the Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Monday, May 13, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contact : Lois Wark +44 772 1673677 LWark@randgold.com Frank du Plessis +44 20 7557 7738 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/NASDAQ. For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice. About Randgold Resources Limited [GOLD]: Randgold Resources is an African focused gold mining and exploration company with listings on the London Stock Exchange (RRS) and NASDAQ (GOLD). Major discoveries to date include the 7.5Moz Morila deposit in southern Mali, the 7Moz Yalea deposit and the 5.5Moz Gounkoto deposit, both in western Mali, the 4Moz Tongon deposit in the Cote d'Ivoire and the 3Moz Massawa deposit in eastern Senegal. Randgold financed and built the Morila mine which, since October 2000, has produced more than 6Moz of gold and distributed more than US$2 billion to stakeholders. It also financed and built the Loulo operation which started as two open pit mines in November 2005. Since then, two underground mines have been developed at the Yalea and Gara deposits.
The company's Tongon mine in Cote d'Ivoire poured its first gold in November 2010. Randgold's latest mine, Gounkoto, south of Loulo, delivered first ore to the Loulo plant in June 2011 and paid its first dividend to shareholders in mid 2012, just 30 months after drilling the first discovery borehole.In 2009, the company acquired a 45% interest in the Kibali project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which stands at 10.9Moz of mineral reserves and is one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Africa. Open pit mining has started at Kibali and construction of the gold mine has been ramped up for expected fourth quarter 2013 first gold production, while underground mine development has also begun. The first full year of production is planned for 2014. Randgold also has a major project at Massawa in Senegal and an extensive portfolio of organic growth prospects, supported by intensive exploration programmes in Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Mali and Senegal. New joint ventures in the DRC and Senegal have expanded Randgold's footprint in these regions. About NASDAQ-100 Index ® : The NASDAQ-100 Index, launched in January 1985, is one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world. The NASDAQ-100 Index is the basis of the PowerShares QQQ Trust (Nasdaq:QQQ) which aims to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond with the NASDAQ-100 Index's performance. In addition, options, futures and structured products based on the NASDAQ-100 Index and the PowerShares QQQ Trust trade on various exchanges. About NASDAQ OMX: The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to traffic more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500). -NDAQA-