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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 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): October 11, 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:
 
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 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On October 11, 2022, Hecla Mining Company (the “Company”) issued a news release (“Release”) announcing certain preliminary production results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.  All measures of the Company's third quarter 2022 operating 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 third 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
     
99.1
 
     
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL).
     
    * Furnished herewith
 
2

 
 
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: October 11, 2022
 
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