Gammon Gold Reports Third Quarter Financial Results and the Eighth
Consecutive Quarter of Positive Operating Cash Flow

HALIFAX, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM and NYSE: GRS): announces its unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. All figures reported are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

    
    Q3 & Subsequent Key Highlights

    - The Company has reported its eighth consecutive quarter of positive
      operating cash flow. During the third quarter the Company has generated
      $13.9 million in operating cash flow primarily as a result of the
      ongoing operational enhancements achieved throughout the Company's
      operations.
    - Adjusted earnings of $0.05 per share prior to foreign exchange losses
      and severance costs and stock-based compensation associated with
      changes to executive management.
    - During the quarter, the Company produced 31,537 gold ounces and
      1,265,645 silver ounces, or 51,047 gold equivalent ounces at a
      gold-to-silver ratio of 64:1. Assuming the Company's long-term
      gold-to-silver ratio of 55:1, the Company produced 54,549 gold
      equivalent ounces.
    - During the quarter, cash costs were $500 per gold equivalent ounce, a
      $257, or 34%, decrease over the same period in 2008. Assuming the
      Company's long-term gold-to-silver ratio of 55:1, cash costs declined
      by $266 per gold equivalent ounce, or 36%, over the same period in
      2008.
    - The Company ended the quarter with cash of $12.3 million, a
      $9.0 million increase in cash on hand since December 31, 2008. As a
      result, net debt improved in the first nine months of 2009 by
      $8.6 million to $26.6 million at September 30, 2009.
    - During the quarter the Company announced the retirement and rescission
      of all existing compensatory retirement entitlements with Mr. Fred
      George as President, Chairman and member of the Board of Directors that
      was effective October 13, 2009. Mr. René Marion, the Company's Chief
      Executive Officer, was subsequently appointed as President and remains
      as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ron Smith, an independent director,
      will temporarily assume the position of interim Chair of the Board of
      Directors. Also on September 22, 2009 the Company announced the
      resignation of Mr. Canek Rangel as a member of the Board of Directors.
      Following the resignations of Mr. George and Mr. Rangel, the Nominating
      Committee of the Board of Directors began the process of identifying
      potential new independent members with the objective of strengthening
      the Board.
    - During the latter half of the third quarter Gammon completed the
      majority of its Ocampo capital expansion program. The fourth quarter is
      the first full quarter where the Company can fully benefit from the
      Ocampo capital expansionary program. As a result, the Company expects
      continued production growth in the coming quarters.
    - On October 1, 2009 the Company announced that it had successfully
      renewed the Penoles Lease Agreement for an additional three-year term.
      The Penoles Lease Agreement provides Gammon with the mining rights and
      use of the Las Torres processing and administration facilities located
      at Gammon's El Cubo Mine.
    - On October 22, 2009, the Company completed a public offering of
      12,926,000 common shares at a price of $8.90 per common share. The net
      proceeds of over $109 million will be used to fund expanded exploration
      programs at the Ocampo and El Cubo mine sites, the advancement of the
      Guadalupe y Calvo project, debt repayments, greenfields exploration and
      general corporate purposes.
    - As a result of the gross proceeds received through the public offering
      and the strengthened cash flow profile, the Company's Balance Sheet has
      been significantly strengthened, which provides management with
      considerable flexibility in executing its business model. Additionally,
      the current debt-to-equity ratio has improved to 5.95%, which is well
      below industry standards.
    - On November 9, 2009 the Company announced that it had restructured and
      replaced its prior syndicated credit facility with a standalone
      US$30 million revolving line of credit facility that will be offered
      100% through The Bank of Nova Scotia and will mature 24 months from the
      date of closing. The facility may be increased to $50 million at any
      time during the next 24 months, provided that The Bank of Nova Scotia's
      exposure does not exceed $50 million.

    Q3 Financial Highlights
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    For the three-month period ended September 30, 2009:

    - Revenues of $47.9 million
    - Cash flow from operations of $13.9 million, the eighth quarter of
      positive operating cash flow
    - An $8.4 million ($0.07 per share) accrued severance and stock-based
      compensation charge related to the retirement of the President and
      Chairman as well as a $4.5 million foreign exchange loss ($0.04 per
      share) were recorded in the quarter. This negatively impacted earnings
      and contributed to a net loss of $7.0 million ($0.06 per share) for the
      quarter. Earnings before these items was $0.05 per share.

    For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2009:

    - Revenues of $138.6 million
    - Cash flow from operations of $46.6 million
    - An $8.4 million ($0.07 per share) accrued severance stock-based
      compensation charge related to the retirement of the President and
      Chairman as well as a $9.6 million foreign exchange loss ($0.08 per
      share) were recorded in the period. This negatively impacted earnings
      and contributed to a net loss of $11.7 million ($0.10 per share) for
      the nine-month period. Earnings before these items was $0.05 per share.
    

"The past 21 months was a period where the management team made the strategic decision to reinvest our strengthening cash flow back into our operations. As a result of our enhanced operational performance, we were able to fully fund our Ocampo expansion program as well as our ongoing exploration program. The success of these initiatives is evident in our improved performance since Q3 2007." stated René Marion, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With operations running well at both Ocampo and El Cubo and the Ocampo underground steadily ramping up to leverage the benefits of the increased mill capacity, the fourth quarter should be the first of many quarters where we see continued growth in production and reducing operating costs. With our improved cash position overseen by a fully independent Board, the Company is well positioned to deliver on our key operational targets and accelerate our growth profile."

    
    Third Quarter 2009
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    (all amounts are in U.S. dollars and are in thousands, except ounces, per
     share amounts, average realized prices and total cash costs)
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    Three Months Ended                             Sept 30/09    Sept 30/08
                                                                (restated(4))
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    Gold ounces sold                                   29,858        33,914
    Silver ounces sold                              1,249,252     1,338,864
    Gold equivalent ounces sold(1)                     49,305        56,573
    Gold equivalency rate                                  64            59
    Gold ounces produced                               31,537        34,096
    Silver ounces produced                          1,265,645     1,372,123
    Gold equivalent ounces produced(1)                 51,047        57,521
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    Revenue from mining operations                    $47,906       $48,342
    Production costs, excluding amortization
     and depletion                                    $23,845       $42,440
    Net (loss)/earnings                               ($7,020)      ($3,453)
    Net (loss)/earnings per share                      ($0.06)       ($0.03)
    Net (loss)/earnings per share, diluted             ($0.06)       ($0.03)
    Cash flows from operations                        $13,875        $7,071
    Net free cash flow(2)                             ($4,588)     ($10,353)
    Total cash                                        $12,287        $4,802
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    Total cash costs per gold equivalent ounce(2)        $500          $757
    Total cash costs per gold ounce(2)                   $191          $691
    Average realized gold price per ounce                $971          $855
    Average realized silver price per ounce            $15.15        $14.46
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    Gold equivalent ounces sold (55:1)(3)              52,572        58,257
    Gold equivalent ounces produced (55:1)(3)          54,549        59,044
    Total cash costs per gold equivalent ounce
     (55:1)(3)                                           $469          $735
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    (1) Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold
        converted to a gold equivalent, based on the ratio of the actual
        realized sales prices of the commodities.
    (2) See the Non-GAAP Measures section on page 23.
    (3) Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold
        converted to a gold equivalent, based on the Company's long-term gold
        equivalency ratio of 55:1.
    (4) See Note 17 of the third quarter consolidated financial statements.


    Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 Highlights
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    (all amounts are in U.S. dollars and are in thousands, except ounces, per
     share amounts, average realized prices and total cash costs)
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    Nine Months Ended                              Sept 30/09    Sept 30/08
                                                                (restated(4))
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    Gold ounces sold                                   94,754       109,642
    Silver ounces sold                              3,637,073     4,072,221
    Gold equivalent ounces sold(1)                    148,391       184,366
    Gold equivalency rate                                  68            59
    Gold ounces produced                               99,481       110,660
    Silver ounces produced                          3,700,416     4,128,981
    Gold equivalent ounces produced(1)                153,650       186,621
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    Revenue from mining operations                   $138,581      $164,260
    Production costs, excluding amortization
     and depletion                                    $69,391      $103,130
    Net (loss)/earnings                              ($11,720)       $8,439
    Net (loss)/earnings per share                      ($0.10)        $0.07
    Net (loss)/earnings per share, diluted             ($0.10)        $0.07
    Cash flows from operations                        $46,621       $45,968
    Net free cash flow(2)                             ($7,595)      ($4,462)
    Total cash                                        $12,287        $4,802
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    Total cash costs per gold equivalent ounce(2)        $469          $566
    Total cash costs per gold ounce(2)                   $204          $337
    Average realized gold price per ounce                $932          $890
    Average realized silver price per ounce            $13.83        $16.54
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    Gold equivalent ounces sold (55:1)(3)             160,883       183,682
    Gold equivalent ounces produced (55:1)(3)         166,761       185,732
    Total cash costs per gold equivalent ounce
     (55:1)(3)                                           $433          $568
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    (1) Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold
        converted to a gold equivalent, based on the ratio of the actual
        realized sales prices of the commodities.
    (2) See the Non-GAAP Measures section on page 23.
    (3) Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold
        converted to a gold equivalent, based on the Company's long-term gold
        equivalency ratio of 55:1.
    (4) See Note 17 of the third quarter consolidated financial statements.

    The financial statements along with the Management's Discussion and
Analysis will be available on the Company's website at www.gammongold.com or
www.sedar.com.
    A webcast and conference call will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009
starting at 10:00 am Eastern Time (11:00 am Atlantic Time). Senior management
will be on hand to discuss the results.

    Conference Call Access:
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    - Toll Free: 1-800-731-5319

    When the Operator answers please ask to be placed into the Gammon Gold
Third Quarter 2009 Results Conference Call.

    Live Webcast:
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    The event will be broadcast live on the internet via webcast. To access
the webcast please follow the link provided below:

    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2812480

    Archive Call Access:
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    If you are unable to attend the conference call, a replay will be
available until midnight, November 19, 2009 by dialing the appropriate number
below:

    - Local Toronto Participants: 1-416-640-1917  Passcode: 4163838#
    - North America Toll Free: 1-877-289-8525     Passcode: 4163838#
    - Outside North America: 1-416-640-1917       Passcode: 4163838#

    Archive Webcast:
    ----------------

    The webcast will be archived for 365 days by following the link provided
below:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2812480 or via the Company's website at www.gammongold.com.
    

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 Statement

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 the Company, 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 targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of gold and silver production and prices, 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 including, anticipated 2009 results, operating performance projections for 2009 and 2010, our ability to fully fund our business model internally, 2009 gold and silver production and the cash and operating costs associated therewith, the ability to achieve productivity and operational efficiencies, further reduction in the open pit stripping ratio and the timing of each thereof. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. 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 the Company'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: Scott Perry, Chief Financial Officer, Gammon Gold Inc., (902) 468-0614; Anne Day, Director of Investor Relations, Gammon Gold Inc., (902) 468-0614; www.gammongold.com

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