TSX: GAM / NYSE: GRS / BSX: GL7
HALIFAX, March 17 /CNW/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon" or the "Company") (TSX:GAM and NYSE: GRS): notes that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision on March 16, 2010 in respect of the proposed class action commenced by Ed J. McKenna in 2008.
The Company notes that while the class action was certified in respect of investors who purchased securities through underwriters in Canada under its April 2007 prospectus, the Court, contrary to other recent Ontario judgments, did not certify the claim in respect of secondary market purchases. Additionally, the Court did not certify the claim in respect of persons who purchased securities outside Canada.
Rene Marion, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gammon commented, "We believe the Court's decision not to certify the claim in respect of secondary market purchases and in respect of those purchasers who acquired securities outside Canada, significantly reduces the scale of any potential claim."
Certification is a procedural step in the litigation and no determination has been made of the merits of the claim. Gammon will continue to vigorously defend the matter, although no assurances can be given with respect to the outcome of any proceedings.
About Gammon Gold
Gammon Gold Inc. is a Nova Scotia based mid-tier gold and silver producer with properties in Mexico. The Company's flagship Ocampo Project in Chihuahua State achieved commercial production in January 2007. Gammon Gold also operates its El Cubo operation in Guanajuato State and has the promising Guadalupe y Calvo development property in Chihuahua State.
Cautionary Note to US Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits US mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. This press release uses certain terms, such as "measured," "indicated," and "inferred" "resources," that the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. US Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in Gammon Gold's Annual Report on Form 40-F/A, which may be secured from Gammon Gold, or from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
Certain statements included herein, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of Gammon, its subsidiaries and its projects, constitute forward-looking statements. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "contemplate", "target", "plan", "intends", "continue", "budget", "estimate", "forecast", "may", "will", "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding its financial exposure to litigation, targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of gold and silver production and prices, cash and operating costs, results and capital expenditures, mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades, recovery rates, future financial or operating performance, margins, operating and exploration expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, costs and timing of construction, costs and timing of future exploration and reclamation expenses, anticipated 2009 year-end and 2010 results, operating performance projections for 2009 and 2010, our ability to fully fund our business model, including our capital program and exploration, internally, 2009 and 2010 gold and silver production and the cash and operating costs associated therewith, the ability to achieve productivity and operational efficiencies, the ability to achieve cash flow margin improvements, further reduction in the open pit stripping ratio, the ability to develop and put into production our exploration targets, and the timing of each thereof. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Gammon, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause Gammon's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Gammon. Such factors include, among others, known and unknown uncertainties and risks relating to additional funding requirements, reserve and resource estimates, commodity prices, hedging activities, exploration, development and operating risks, illegal miners, political and foreign risk, uninsurable risks, competition, limited mining operations, production risks, environmental regulation and liability, government regulation, currency fluctuations, recent losses and write-downs, restrictions in Gammon's loan facility, dependence on key employees, possible variations of ore grade or recovery rates, failure of plant, equipment or process to operate as anticipated, accidents and labour disputes. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
SOURCE GAMMON GOLD INC.
For further information: For further information: Rene Marion, President & Chief Executive Officer, Gammon Gold Inc., (416) 646-3825; Anne Day, Director of Investor Relations, Gammon Gold Inc., (902) 468-0614