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Hecla Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Webcast

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hecla Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Webcast08:30 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 2012 COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (Business Wire) -- Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”) (NYSE:HL) today announced it expects to release its third quarter 2012 financial and operating results before market open on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. A conference call and webcast will be held Tuesday, November 6, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss these results. You may join the conference call by dialing toll-free 1-866-510-0705 or for international by dialing 1-617-597-5363. The participant passcode is HECLA. Hecla's live and archived webcast can be accessed at www.hecla-mining.com under Investors or via Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. About Hecla Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company has distinguished itself as the largest and lowest cash cost silver producer in the U.S. The company has two operating mines and exploration properties in four world-class silver mining districts in the U.S. and Mexico. Cautionary Statements Statements made which are not historical facts, such as anticipated payments, litigation outcome (including settlement negotiations), production, sales of assets, exploration results and plans, costs, and prices or sales performance are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “targets,” “anticipates” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated, expected or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, metals price volatility, volatility of metals production and costs, environmental and litigation risks, operating and regulatory risks, project development risks, political and regulatory risks, labor issues, ability to raise financing and exploration risks and results. Refer to the company's Form 10-K and 10-Q reports for a more detailed discussion of factors that may impact expected future results. The company undertakes no obligation and has no intention of updating forward-looking statements other than as may be required by law. Hecla Mining CompanyJeanne DuPont, 1-800-HECLA91 (1-800-432-5291)Corporate Communications CoordinatorInvestor and Public Relations