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Message: Capital Gold Announces Amendment to Merger Agreement With

Gammon Gold and Adjournment of Special Meeting Until April 1, 2011


NEW YORK, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Gold Corporation (NYSE AMEX: CGC; TSX:CGC) ("Capital Gold" or "CGC") announced that, on March 17, 2011, it entered into an amendment to its merger agreement with Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon Gold"), which increases the cash component of the merger consideration payable to CGC's stockholders by $0.30, from $0.79 to $1.09.

Also on March 18, 2011, Capital Gold convened a Special Meeting of Stockholders. Based on preliminary information from its proxy solicitor, at the Special Meeting, the stockholders of Capital Gold adjourned the Special Meeting until April 1, 2011, in order to give CGC's stockholders additional time to consider the increased consideration and to review a supplement to the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expects to file the supplemental proxy materials on or about March 21, 2011. The adjournment preserves the February 14, 2011 record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Special Meeting.

Important Additional Information

This press release is not a proxy statement or a solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Capital Gold and does not constitute an offer of any securities of Gammon. Capital Gold filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 18, 2011 and a supplement to the definitive proxy statement on March 10, 2011, in connection with the Special Meeting of Stockholders initially convened on March 18, 2011, and mailed the definitive proxy statement, the supplement, a WHITE proxy card and additional soliciting materials to stockholders. CGC and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with such meeting. The Company's stockholders are strongly advised to read CGC's proxy statement as it contains important information. Stockholders may obtain an additional copy of CGC's definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC for free at the SEC's website at >www.capitalgoldcorp.com. In addition, copies of the Company's proxy materials may be requested at no charge by contacting MacKenzie Partners, Inc. at 1-800-322-2885 or via email at [email protected]. Detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of individuals who are participants in the solicitation of proxies of CGC's stockholders is available in CGC's definitive proxy statement filed with SEC on February 11, 2011 and supplement filed on March 10, 2011.

About Capital Gold

Capital Gold Corporation (CGC) is a gold production and exploration company. Through its Mexican subsidiaries and affiliates, it owns 100% of the "El Chanate" gold mine located near the town of Caborca in Sonora, Mexico. On August 2, 2010, Capital Gold acquired Nayarit Gold Inc. Capital Gold is focused on optimizing the El Chanate operations and advancing the Del Norte deposit in the Orion District in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Capital Gold also owns and leases mineral concessions near the town of Saric, also located in Sonora, that are undergoing exploration for gold and silver mineralization. Additional information about Capital Gold and the El Chanate Gold Mine is available on the Company's website, http://www.capitalgoldcorp.com/">www.capitalgoldcorp.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate", "continue", "estimates", "forecasts", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or statements are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is made, and is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. More particularly and without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking statements and information concerning the Acquisition and Agreement. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Gammon Gold and Capital Gold. Although Gammon Gold and Capital Gold believe that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because neither of them can give any assurance that it will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. There are risks also inherent in the nature of the Acquisition, including whether the completion of the Acquisition will ultimately occur, whether the anticipated synergies of the acquisition will occur, incorrect assessment of the value of the respective properties of each of Gammon Gold and Capital Gold, and failure to obtain the required security holder, regulatory, third party and other approvals. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Neither Gammon Gold nor Capital Gold undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Capital Gold Corporation

For further information: Kelly Cody, Investor Relations Manager, Capital Gold Corporation, +1-212-344-2785, [email protected]; or Proxy Solicitor: MacKenzie Partners, Inc., +1-212-929-5500, [email protected]

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