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Hecla to Release 2011 First Quarter Results on May 9 and Lucky Friday Resumes Operations

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Apr 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hecla Mining Company ("Hecla")(NYSE:HL) today announced it will release its first quarter results before market open on Monday, May 9, 2011. In addition, the Lucky Friday mine is resuming operations and Hecla maintains previously disclosed 2011 guidance.

A conference call and webcast will be held Monday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. You may join the conference call by dialing toll-free 1-866-713-8395 or 1-617-597-5309 internationally. The participant passcode is HECLA.

Hecla's live and archived webcast can be accessed at under Investor Relations or via Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at, Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Street Events (, 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. With a solid asset base, a strong cash position and no debt, Hecla is poised for growth.

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, and 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 risks, project development risks, political 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.

SOURCE: Hecla Mining Company

Hecla Mining Company
Mélanie Hennessey
Vice President - Investor Relations
Direct Main: 800-HECLA91 (800-432-5291)

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