Hecla Mining Company’s ( NYSE:HL) Sr. Vice President – CFO, James A. Sabala, will speak at the Deutsche Bank Annual Leveraged Finance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Tuesday, October 1, at 3:00 pm MST. Mr. Sabala will present an overview of Hecla’s business strategy as a growing silver and gold producer and the Company’s outlook for the remainder of 2013.

A webcast of the presentation will be available at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/uugu6mqk. A webcast link to the presentation and a PDF of the slide presentation will also be available on the Company’s website at www.hecla-mining.com.

About Hecla

Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska and Idaho, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.

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