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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFINITIVE ADDITIONAL PROXY SOLICITING MATERIALS)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.            )
 
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  HECLA MINING COMPANY  
  (Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)  
 
       
 
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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 24, 2018.

HECLA MINING COMPANY




HECLA MINING COMPANY
6500 N. MINERAL DRIVE
SUITE 200
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815

Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: March 28, 2018
Date: May 24, 2018        Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Location:      Offices of Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P.
1 Place Ville Marie
Suite 4000
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.


























— Before You Vote —
How to Access the Proxy Materials

Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:

NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT           ANNUAL REPORT

How to View Online:

Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow ➔ XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX   (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com.

How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:

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Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before May 10, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery.

— How To Vote —
Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods

Vote In Person: Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares.

Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow ➔ XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX   (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions.

Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.




























Voting Items

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE ELECTION OF THE NOMINEES FOR DIRECTOR LISTED IN ITEM 1 AND "FOR" PROPOSALS 2, 3, 4 AND 5

 
1.     ELECTION OF CLASS II DIRECTORS
 
Nominees:
 
1a.     George R. Nethercutt, Jr.
 
1b. Stephen F. Ralbovsky
 
1c. Catherine J. Boggs
 
2. Ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.
 
3. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation.
 
4. Approval of amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws to remove certain 80% supermajority voting provisions.
 
5. Approval of amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws to permit shareholders to call special meetings of shareholders in certain circumstances.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS DOES NOT HAVE A RECOMMENDATION ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL
 
6.     Shareholder proposal to declassify our Board of Directors.
 
7. In their discretion on all other business that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.



































 



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