Gammon Gold to Ring the Opening Bell on the New York Stock Exchange

    HALIFAX, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM and
NYSE:  GRS): President & Chairman, Fred George, along with Chief Executive
Officer, René Marion and certain members of the senior management team, Board
of Directors and invited guests will celebrate Gammon's listing on the NYSE by
presiding over ringing the NYSE Opening Bell today at 9:30 AM EDT.
    Gammon began trading on the NYSE at the opening of trading on October 14,
2008 under its U.S. trading symbol "GRS". The Company's shares continue to
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GAM".
    "We are honored to be opening the day's trading at one of the world's
largest and most prestigious stock exchanges. The fact that NYSE has been
around for more than 200 years serves as a reminder that these volatile days
will pass. The long-term future of Gammon Gold is very strong and will be
further strengthened by the increased liquidity and enhanced visibility that
comes with trading on the Big Board." said Fred George, President & Chairman
of Gammon Gold.

    Webcast Information

    The webcast of the Opening Bell ceremony will be available via live and
archived webcast as follows: (The live link will become active at
approximately 9:25 a.m. EST. The archive link will become active approximately
two hours after the event)



    Photos of Opening and Closing Bells:

    Available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America
(646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420).

    Feed of Opening and Closing Bells:

    The Opening Bell(SM) (starting at 9:25 a.m.) and The Closing Bell(R)
(starting at 3:55 p.m.) feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those
seeking footage via The Switch please contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

    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
development Guadalupe y Calvo property in Chihuahua State. The company remains
100% unhedged.

                             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 (File No. 001-31739), which may be secured
from Gammon Gold, or from the SEC's website at

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
    has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

    Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties
which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in
the forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks and
uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect,
actual results may vary materially from those described in forward looking
statements. Specific reference is made to "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Annual Information Form and Form 40-F Report. Forward-looking statements
including without limitation, statements regarding future cash costs and
production at Ocampo and El Cubo and the ability to continue to successfully
implement the Company's Turn-Around Strategy, statements regarding the
resource growth potential of Guadeloupe y Calvo, statements regarding the
Company's ability to continue its improved cash flow performance may include
estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or
other statements that are not statements of fact including, without
limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves,
including the impact of any future exploration on reserve estimates;
expectations regarding the timing and extent of production at the Ocampo
project; the implications of the Mexican Single Rate Tax on future income tax
payments; estimates regarding the future costs related to exploration at
Ocampo; the nature and availability of additional funding sources; and future
plans and objectives of Gammon. In some cases, you can identify
forward-looking statements by the use of words such as may, will, should,
could, expect, plan, intend, anticipate, believe, estimate, predict, potential
or continue or the negative or other variations of these words, or other
comparable words or phrases. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
the Company's expectations include, among others, risks related to
international operations, including political turmoil and limited local
infrastructure to support large scale mining operations; the actual results of
current exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations and
changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; and
fluctuations in future prices of gold and silver. These factors are set out in
the Company's annual information form. The Company's forward-looking
statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary

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For further information:

For further information: please visit the Gammon Gold website at or contact: René Marion, Chief Executive Officer, Gammon
Gold Inc., (902) 468-0614; Anne Day, Director of Investor Relations, Gammon
Gold Inc., (902) 468-0614

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