Statement of directors’ responsibilities and approval of the annual financial statements
The directors are responsible for the maintenance of proper accounting records and the preparation, integrity and fair presentation of the financial statements of Randgold Resources Limited and its subsidiaries.
The financial statements, presented in this report, have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and include amounts based on judgements and estimates made by management. The directors also prepared the other information included in the annual report and are responsible for both its accuracy and its consistency with the financial statements.
The directors also have general responsibility for selecting suitable accounting policies and applying them consistently, and for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the group and prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities. The going concern basis has been adopted in preparing the financial statements. The directors have no reason to believe that the group and company will not be a going concern in the foreseeable future based on forecasts and available cash resources. The viability of the company and the group is supported by the financial statements.
The financial statements have been audited by the independent accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, United Kingdom, which was given unrestricted access to all financial records and related data, including minutes of all meetings of shareholders, the board of directors and committees of the board. The directors believe that all representations made to the independent auditors during their audit were valid and appropriate. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s audit report is presented here.
The maintenance and integrity of the Randgold Resources Limited website
is the responsibility of the directors. The work carried out by the auditors
does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors
accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the
report since it was initially presented on the website. Legislation in
Jersey and the United Kingdom governing the preparation
and dissemination of the financial information may differ from other jurisdictions.
The financial statements were approved by the board of directors on 13 March 2007 and are signed on its behalf by:
Jersey, Channel Islands
13 March 2007