TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX:AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico") announced today that it has received overwhelming shareholder approval
to change its corporate name from Gammon Gold Inc. to AuRico Gold Inc.
(pronounced oh-REE-koh). The name change was approved at the Company's Annual and Special
Meeting of Shareholders held on June 9, 2011. The new name will be
effective on June 14, 2011.
The Company's Toronto Stock Exchange and its New York Stock Exchange
ticker symbol have both changed to "AUQ" to reflect the new name,
representing gold equivalent. Trading under the new ticker symbol will
become effective at the opening of trading on June 14th. The Company
will also launch a new website, www.auricogold.com and a new logo.
"We are gratified that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the
name change as this provides entré into the next stage of our growth
profile," said René Marion, President and CEO of AuRico. "We are
strongly positioned for continued operational excellence, growth and
success. Our new name underscores our focus on increasing shareholder
value as a leading intermediate gold and silver producer with three
operating mines and a diversified portfolio of high quality projects."
About AuRico Gold
AuRico Gold is a leading intermediate Canadian gold and silver producer
with a diversified portfolio of high quality mines and projects in
Mexico. The Company's three wholly-owned operating properties include
the Ocampo mine in Chihuahua State, the El Chanate mine in Sonora State
and the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato State. Its strong pipeline of
development and exploration stage projects include the Guadalupe y
Calvo advanced exploration property in Chihuahua State and the Orion
Project in Nayarit State, along with six exploration properties
throughout Mexico. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario,
SOURCE GAMMON GOLD INC.
For further information:
please visit the AuRico Gold website at http://www.auricogold.com or contact:
| René Marion |
President & Chief Executive Officer
AuRico Gold Inc.
| Anne Day |
Director of Investor Relations
AuRico Gold Inc.