Hecla Mining Company’s ( NYSE:HL) Vice President - Investor Relations, Mr. Mike Westerlund, will speak at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) international convention in Toronto on Monday, March 4, at 10:40 a.m. ET. Mr. Westerlund will present an overview of Hecla’s 2012 operating results, the re-opening of the Lucky Friday mine and the Company’s outlook for 2013. Following the presentation, a PDF of the slide presentation will be available on the company’s website at www.hecla-mining.com. Hecla invites all shareholders and interested visitors to visit us at PDAC at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Please stop by Hecla’s Booth #2437 to meet our staff and learn more about the company. About Hecla Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company is one of the largest and lowest-cost primary silver producers 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.