HECLA REPORTS 2.5 MILLION OUNCES OF SILVER AND 72,995 OUNCES OF GOLD PRODUCTION IN THIRD QUARTER 2018

Hecla- 10-23-18 Production Release

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO — Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) today announced
certain preliminary results¹ for the third quarter of 2018.
HIGHLIGHTS
–  Silver production of 2.5 million ounces, and gold production of 72,995 ounces.
–  Silver equivalent production of 10.9 million ounces or gold equivalent production of
135,096 ounces.2
–  Lead production of 4,239 tons; zinc production of 12,795 tons.
– Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of approximately $61 million at
September 30, 2018 and the revolving line of credit was undrawn. The cash balance
includes proceeds from closing out the base metals hedgebook for $32.8 million and
receiving $9.5 million of cash from the release of collateral posted by Klondex for
reclamation bonds.

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