Hecla Mining's CEO Presents At Temporary Care And Maintenance At Lucky Friday Mine Conference (Transcript)

Hecla Mining Company (HL)

Temporary Care and Maintenance at Lucky Friday Mine Conference Call

January 11, 2012 1:00 pm ET

Executives

Mélanie Hennessey – Vice President, Investor Relations

Phillips S. Baker, Jr. – President and Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence P. Radford – Vice President, Operations

James A. Sabala – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Trevor Turnbull – Scotia Capital

David Peirce – Royal Bank of Canada

Steven Butler – Cannacord Genuity

Gerald Chase – Pera-Smith Capital

John Bridges – JPMorgan

Chris Lichtenheldt – UBS Securities

Tony Christ – Capital Securities

David Bond – Platts Metals Week

Duff Armstrong – Armstrong Financial

Shiben Zee – RCM Capital Management

Theodore Karl Geoca – Maxout Savings Advisors LLC

David Peirce – Royal Bank of Canada

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the Hecla Mining Company Corporate Conference Call. My name is Barack, and I’ll be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will facilitate a question-and-answer session at the end of the conference. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to turn the conference over to Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Mélanie Hennessey. You may proceed.

Mélanie Hennessey

Thank you, Barack. Welcome, everyone. And thank you for joining us on today’s call to discuss the latest developments at the Lucky Friday Mine. Our news release, which was issued this morning before market opened is available on Hecla’s website. Phil Baker, Hecla’s President and CEO; Jim Sabala, Senior Vice President and CFO; and Larry Radford, Hecla’s new VP of Operations have also joined us on the call today.

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