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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
____________________
 
FORM 8-K
 
Current Report
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 20, 2020
 
HECLA MINING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
1-8491
77-0664171
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)
 
 
6500 North Mineral Drive, Suite 200
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815-9408
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(208) 769-4100
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.25 per share
HL
New York Stock Exchange
Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.25 per share
HL-PB
New York Stock Exchange
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 
 

 
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
 
On September 20, 2020, Hecla Mining Company (the “Company”) issued a news release announcing certain estimated preliminary production and financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2020. All measures of the Company’s third quarter 2020 operating and financial results and conditions contained in the news release are preliminary and reflect only the Company’s estimated third quarter 2020 results as of the date of the news release and should not be regarded as a representation by the Company as to its actual results for such quarter. Actual reported third party 2020 results are subject to the Company’s financial closing procedures, completion of the financial statements, and management’s final review as well as review by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and may vary significantly from the preliminary estimates included in the news release. A copy of the news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.
 
Management of the Company is planning on discussing the information set forth in the news release at the Denver Gold Forum on September 20-23, 2020.
 
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits
 
Exhibit
Number
 
Description
     
99.1
 
104
 
 
News Release, dated September 20, 2020.*
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
 
* Furnished herewith
 
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SIGNATURE
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
HECLA MINING COMPANY
By:
/s/ David C. Sienko
David C. Sienko
Vice President and General Counsel
 
 
Dated: September 21, 2020
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