Randgold CEO Says Mines in Mali Unaffected by Events in Bamako

Randgold Resources Ltd. (RRS)’s three mines in Mali haven’t been affected by events in the capital, Bamako, where an army officer said the government had been overthrown.

“Malians respect laws and I don’t believe this will come with high-handed change in a political direction,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said in a phone interview today from the company’s Loulo mine in Mali. “We don’t expect any subsequent governments to disregard proper and due process.”

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