Gammon Gold Reports First Quarter Financial Results, Including Record Operating Cash Flow and Net Free Cash Flow at Ocampo

By Gammon Gold Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

TORONTO, May 12, 2011 - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM) (NYSE:GRS): Gammon is pleased to
report financial results from the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. All
amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Gammon concluded the first quarter on plan, with Ocampo delivering record
underground production, record profit margins, record operating cash flow and
record net free cash flow. The Company now operates three wholly owned gold
mines and two advanced development projects in Mexico that is expected to
underpin the Company's peer-leading growth targets in 2011 and beyond.

The Company also reiterates its consolidated 2011 production guidance of
167,000-189,000 gold ounces, 4.8-5.6 million silver ounces, or
255,000-290,000 gold equivalent ounces at cash costs of $455-485 per gold
equivalent ounce (assuming a 55:1 gold equivalency ratio).

Company-Wide Quarterly and Subsequent Highlights


- Revenues of $70.3 million

- Earnings from operations of $23.6 million, or $0.17 per share

- Net earnings of $19.3 million, or $0.14 per share, prior to a charge of
$7.6 million, or $0.05 per share, in restructuring costs for the re-start of
operations at the El Cubo mine (the "El Cubo Charge")

- Strong operating cash flow of $41.2 million, or $0.30 per share, before
the restructuring costs for the re-start of operations at the El Cubo

- Net free cash flow[1] of $6.4 million, or $0.05 per share, after the El
restructuring costs and $9.8 million in discretionary company-wide
exploration expenditures.

- Cash balance of $119.1 million, as of March 31, 2011

- Successfully resolved the labour disruption at the El Cubo mine and
resumed mining activities as of May 1, 2011, with processing scheduled in the
third quarter

- Completed the acquisition of Capital Gold Corporation effective April
8, 2011

- Immediate implementation of strategic productivity enhancement
initiatives at the El Chanate mine including:

- Integration of operations and administration already underway

- Additional mining equipment being mobilized

Ocampo Quarterly Highlights


- Record earnings before other items of $37.6 million

- Record operating cash flow of $51.6 million

- Record net free cash flow of $25.6 million

- Gold equivalent production of 49,854 ounces at a 43:1 realized Q1-11
gold equivalency ratio and a cash cost of $382 per ounce[1], for a record
margin of $1,004 (72%) per gold equivalent ounce

- Gold production of 25,882 ounces at cash costs of negative $572 per
gold ounce[1,2] for a record margin of $1,958 (141%) per gold ounce[2]

- Silver production of 1,035,174 ounces at cash costs of negative $15.76
per silver ounce[3] for a record margin of $48 (149%) per silver ounce[3]

- Gold equivalent production of 44,703 ounces at a 55:1 gold equivalency
ratio at a cash cost of $427 per ounce[1], for a record margin of $958 (69%)

- Record underground production rate of 1,968 tonnes per day

- Record development of 7,291 metres at the three underground operations

"Our strengthened operations team at Ocampo has delivered another
consecutive quarter of record margins, operating cash flow and net free cash
flow. At the El Chanate gold mine, we have been impressed by the level of
expertise of the operations team who are already implementing a number of
operational synergies identified during our operational integration review,
including the mobilization of additional equipment to accelerate open pit
mining rates which is expected to provide increased ore tonnage for
processing," stated Rene Marion, President and Chief Executive Officer. He
continued, "At our El Cubo mine, stoping activities began on May 1st and we
expect to begin processing ore in the third quarter, resulting in the Company
operating three wholly owned and producing gold mining operations in Mexico
together with a significantly enhanced portfolio of two development projects
and six exploration properties, all in Mexico."

Further Corporate Highlights


- The Company has completed a total of 56,704 metres of drilling at
Ocampo (as of April 30, 2011) that has focused on 10 underground and open pit
targets. Results from the 2011 drilling program continue to report
significant results, including multiple high-grade intercepts, demonstrating
the continued prospectivity of the Ocampo Operations.

- Regional exploration is proving prospective with a high-grade discovery
at the La Balleza vein in the Venus Project that reported 0.7 metres grading
62.20 grams per tonne gold and 2,700 grams per tonne silver, located only 3km
from the Ocampo property boundary.

- On February 28, 2011, the Company announced a company-wide
pre-depletion increase of 459,000 gold equivalent ounces[4] (18%) to Proven
and Probable Reserves estimates and a pre-depletion increase of 238,000 (47%)
gold equivalent ounces[5] to Measured and Indicated Resources. These results
arise from the first systematic exploration program at Ocampo since 2003.

    Operational Results

    Three Months Ended March 31                  Ocampo             El Cubo
    (in thousands, except ounces and
    total cash costs)
                                            2011      2010      2011     2010

    Gold ounces sold                      26,031    22,406         -    6,650
    Silver ounces sold                 1,060,306 1,020,204         -  319,454
    Gold equivalent ounces sold
    (realized)                            50,681    37,861         -   11,531
    Gold ounces produced                  25,882    21,855         -    6,576
    Silver ounces produced             1,035,174   960,817         -  323,254
    Gold equivalent ounces produced
    (realized)                            49,854    36,546         -   11,515
    Revenue from mining operations       $70,313   $41,902         -  $12,785
    Mine standby costs                         -         -    $7,555        -
    Net earnings / (loss) before other
    items                                $37,579   $15,161   ($7,926)  $1,063
    Cash flow from operations            $51,564   $16,034  ($11,570)  $2,783
    Total cash costs per gold equivalent
    ounce1 (realized)                       $382      $455         -     $763
    Total cash costs per gold ounce[1,2]   ($572)       $3         -     $515
    Gold equivalent ounces sold (55:1)[5] 45,309    40,955         -   12,458
    Gold equivalent ounces produced
    (55:1)[5]                             44,703    39,325         -   12,453
    Total cash costs per gold equivalent
    ounce (55:1)[1,5]                       $427      $421         -     $706

1. Non-GAAP measures are described on page 24 of the first quarter 2011
Management's Discussion and Analysis

2. Using silver revenues as a by-product cost credit.

3. Using gold revenues as a by-product cost credit.

4. Using the reserve metal prices of $1,025/oz for gold and $16.60/oz for
silver for a gold to silver ratio of 61.75:1. For a breakdown of reserves and
resources by category and additional information relating to reserves and
resources, see pages 15-18 of the Company's 2010 Annual Information Form that
is available on the Company's website at or

5. Using the Company's long-term gold equivalency ratio of 55:1.

Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will release the Company's first quarter financial results for
the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 before the market opens on
Thursday, May 12, 2011. The Company's Consolidated First Quarter 2011
Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis is available on
the Company's website at or

A webcast and conference call will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011
starting at 9:00 am Eastern Time. Senior management will be on hand to
discuss the results.

Conference Call Access:

- Canada & US Toll Free: +1-(888)-231-8191

- International & Toronto: +1-(647)-427-7450

When the Operator answers please ask to be placed into the Gammon Gold
First Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call.

Conference Call Webcast:
The conference call event will be broadcast live on the internet via webcast.

To access the webcast please follow the link provided below:

Archive Call Access:

If you are unable to attend the conference call, a replay will be
available until midnight, May 19, 2011 by dialing the appropriate number

- Local Toronto Participants: 1-416-849-0833 Passcode: #60684299

- North America Toll Free: 1-800-642-1687 Passcode: #60684299

Archive Webcast:

The webcast will be archived for 90 days by following the link provided
below: or via
the Company's website at

About Gammon Gold

Gammon Gold Inc. is a publicly traded mid-tier gold and silver producer
engaged in the mining, development, exploration and acquisition of resource
properties in North America. The Company owns and operates three producing
mines in Mexico, the Ocampo mine in Chihuahua State, the El Chanate project
in Sonora State, and the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato State. Gammon Gold also
owns the Guadalupe y Calvo advanced exploration property in Chihuahua State
and the Orion Project in the State of Nayarit, and has six exploration
properties in various states throughout Mexico. The Company's Executive
Office is located in Toronto, Ontario.

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, 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 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", "target", "continue", "estimate", "may",
and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements
regarding anticipated future financial and operational performance,
the future price of gold and silver, the timing of re-commissioning
and re-commencement of production at El Cubo, the de-risking
of operations, future exploration results of its exploration and development
program at Guadalupe y Calvo, the Company's ability to delineate additional
resources and reserves as a result of such program, and the company's ability
to mine such targets by mid-2011, statements regarding its financial exposure
to litigation, 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 completion of the Ocampo
expansion program and improvements to the heap leach pad, costs and timing of
the development and commencement of production of new deposits, costs and
timing of construction, costs and timing of future exploration and
reclamation expenses including, anticipated 2011 results, operating
performance projections for 2011, our ability to fully fund our business
model internally, 2011 gold and silver production and the cash and operating
costs associated therewith, the ability to achieve productivity and
operational efficiencies, 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.

For further information:

For further information please visit the Gammon gold website at or contact:

    Scott Perry               Anne Day
    Chief Financial Officer   Director of Investor Relations
    Gammon Gold Inc.          Gammon Gold Inc.
    +1-647-260-8880           +1-647-260-8880


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