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2009-10-13 12:41:00

HALIFAX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM and NYSE:GRS): Fred George is retiring today as Chairman, President and Director of Gammon Gold Inc ("Gammon Gold" or "the Company"). Mr. George leaves the Company well-positioned for the future. "I have been fortunate to work with a team of outstanding individuals, including: Rene Marion, Scott Perry, Russell Tremayne and our Board of Directors." said Mr. George. "I have great confidence in the strength of Gammon Gold's...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

HALIFAX, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:GAM and NYSE:GRS) announces the retirement of Mr. Fred George as President, Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Gammon effective October 13, 2009. Rene Marion, currently Chief Executive Officer, will subsequently be appointed as President and will continue as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. George was a co-founder of Gammon and throughout the past 14 years has led the transformation of Gammon...

2009-03-05 17:47:50

A man who discovered at age 57 that he had been switched at birth with another baby in a New Zealand hospital says he feels lucky to have two mothers. Fred George, who now lives in Massachusetts, flew to New Zealand this week to surprise his birth mother, Helen Churchman, on her 82nd birthday, the (Dunedin, New Zealand) Otago Daily Times reported. George and Jim Churchman, born Christmas Eve 1946 in the same hospital in Dunedin, somehow got assigned to the wrong mothers. Both sometimes...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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