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):  July 12, 2022

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

Delaware
1-8491
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, 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 2.02  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On July 12, 2022, Hecla Mining Company (the “Company”) issued a news release (“Release”) announcing certain preliminary production and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.  All measures of the Company's second quarter 2022 operating and financial results and conditions contained in the Release are preliminary and reflect the Company’s expected results as of the date of the Release. Actual reported second quarter 2022 results are subject to management's final review as well as review by the Company's independent registered accounting firm and may vary significantly from current expectations because of a number of factors, including, without limitation, additional or revised information and changes in accounting standards or policies or in how those standards are applied. A copy of the Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.  
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 2.02, 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
     
 
     
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL).
     
    * 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:  July 12, 2022


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