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):  May 10, 2022

HECLA MINING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-08491
77-0664171
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
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:

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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
HL
New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock
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 2.02  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 10, 2022, Hecla Mining Company (the “Company”) issued a news release announcing the Company’s first quarter 2022 financial results.  The news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, 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 documents 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 8.01  Other Events

On May 10, 2022, the Company announced it would pay a dividend on its shares of common stock in the amount of $0.00625, to shareholders of record as of May 25, 2022, payable on or about June 10, 2022.  In addition to the common stock dividend, the Company also announced it declared a dividend of $0.875 on its Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2022, payable on or about July 1, 2022.
 
Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 
 (d)  Exhibits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Exhibit
 
 
 
 Number
 
 Description
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 104
 
 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
 
 
 
 
       *  Furnished herewith


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:   May 10, 2022
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