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CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Notifications of Major Interests in Shares

Release Date: 13/10/2008 13:00:01      Code(s): CRD
CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Notifications of Major Interests in Shares    
Central Rand Gold Limited                                                       
("CRG" or the "Company")                                                        
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws of Guernsey,   
Company Number 45108)                                                           
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under the laws of   
South Africa, registration number 2007/019223/10)                               
ISIN: GG00B24HM601                                                              
Share Code on LSE: CRND                                                         
Share Code on JSE: CRD                                                          
TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares                                

1. Identity of the issuer or the       Central Rand Gold                        
underlying issuer of existing shares   Limited                                  
to which voting rights are attached:   Ordinary Shares of 1p                    
each                                      
2. Reason for notification (yes/no)                                             
                                                                                
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights            Yes                      

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

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                
                                                                                
Other (please specify):                                                         

3. Full name of person(s)        BlackRock, Inc.                                
subject to the notification                                                     
obligation:                                                                     

4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                  
(if different from 3):                                                          
                                08/10/08                                        
5. Date of transaction (and                                                     
date on which the threshold is                                                  
crossed or reached if                                                           
different):                                                                     
10/10/08                                        
6. Date on which issuer                                                         
notified:                                                                       
                                Gone below 5%                                   
7. Threshold(s) that is/are                                                     
crossed or reached:                                                             
8: Notified details:                                                            
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                             
Class/type    Situation          Resulting situation after the triggering       
of shares     previous to the    transaction                                    
if possible   Triggering                                                        
using the     transaction                                                       
ISIN CODE                                                                       
             Number   Number    Number  Number of voting  Percentage of         
             of       of        of      rights            voting rights         
             Shares   Voting    shares                                          
Rights                                                    
                                Direct                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
Direct  Indirect  Direct   Indirect     
GG00B24HM601  16,700,  16,700,   N/A     N/A     11,687,   N/A      4.73%       
             000      000                       286                             
B: Financial Instruments                                                        
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                            
Type of     Expiration   Exercise/    No. of voting rights    Percentage        
financial   date         Conversion   that may be acquired    of voting         
instrument               Period/Date  if the instrument is    rights            
exercised/converted.                       
                                                                                
Total (A+B)                                                                     
Number of voting rights         Percentage of voting rights                     
11,687,286                      4.73                                            
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights             
and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:           
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 11,687,286 (4.73%)               
Proxy Voting:                                                                   
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:                                                                
15. Contact telephone name:                                                     
Annex notification of major interests in shares                                 
A. Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the                        
notification obligation                                                         
Full name (including legal      BlackRock, Inc.                                 
form for legal entities)                                                        
Contact address (registered     33 King William Street,                         
office for legal entities)      London, EC4R 9AS                                
Phone number                    020 7743 2602                                   
Other useful information (at    Kai Chew                                        
least legal representative for                                                  
legal persons)                                                                  
B. Identity of the notifier, if applicable                                      
                                                                                
Full name                                                                       
                                                                                
Contact address                                                                 
Phone number                                                                    
Other useful information (e.g.                                                  
functional relationship with                                                    
the person or legal entity                                                      
subject to the notification                                                     
obligation)                                                                     
                                                                                
C. Additional information                                                       
13 October 2008                                                                 
Contact:                                                                        
Greg James                                   +27 (0) 11 551 4000                
info@centralrandgold.com                                                        
Enquiries:                                                                      
Buchanan Communications Limited              +44 (0) 20 7466 5000               
Bobby Morse/Robin Haddrill                                                      
Evolution Securities Limited                 +44 (0) 20 7071 4300               
Simon Edwards/Chris Sim/Neil Elliot                                             
Macquarie First South Advisers (Pty) Ltd     +27 (0) 11 583 2000                
Amanda Markman/Thato Morojele                                                   
Jenni Newman Public Relations (Pty) Ltd      +27 (0) 11 772 1033                
Jenni Newman                                 +27 (0) 82 882 8888                
jenninewman@jnpr.co.za                                                          
Megann Outram                                +27 (0) 83 320 7577                
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