Form 4 HECLA MINING CO/DE/ For: Jun 21 Filed by: Sienko David C

June 23, 2021 6:20 PM EDT

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FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Sienko David C

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6500 N. MINERAL DRIVE, SUITE 200

(Street)
COEUR D'ALENE ID 83815

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HECLA MINING CO/DE/ [ HL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP and General Counsel
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
06/21/2021
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 06/21/2021   F   18,425 (1) D $ 0 762,890 (2) D  
Common Stock 06/21/2021   A   19,036 (3) A $ 7.88 762,890 (4) D  
Common Stock 06/22/2021   J   1,196 (5) A $ 0 1,196 I By 401(k) Plan
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Rights $ 0 06/21/2021   A   12,690 (6)   01/01/2024 01/01/2024 Common Stock 12,690 $ 0 762,890 (7) D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. Mr. Sienko was awarded (i) 45,692 restricted stock units on June 19, 2018; (ii) 81,522 restricted stock units on June 21, 2019; and (iii) 49,505 restricted stock units on June 22, 2020. The restrictions lapsed on 1/3 of those vesting units (58,907 shares). Mr. Sienko elected to have Hecla Mining Company withhold 18,425 shares to cover his tax liability.
2. Total consists of 583,636 shares held directly, 79,213 unvested restricted stock units, and 100,041 performance-based shares.
3. Award of restricted stock units that vest as follows: 6,346 shares on June 21, 2022; 6,345 share on June 21, 2023; and 6,345 shares on June 21, 2024.
4. See footnote 2
5. Held as 99.594 units in Mr. Sienko's 401(k) account under the Hecla Mining Company Capital Accumulation Plan, and estimated to be 1,196 shares.
6. Mr. Sienko was awarded performance rights representing the contingent right to receive between $50,000 and $200,000 worth of Hecla Mining Company common stock based on Hecla Mining Company's Total Shareholder Return performance over the 3-year period (January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023) relative to our peers. Examples of the potential grant of shares to Mr. Sienko under this plan are as follows: 100th percentile rank among peers = maximum award at 200% of target ($200,000 in stock); 60th percentile rank among peers = target award at grant value ($100,000 in stock); and 50th percentile rank among peers = threshold award at 50% of target ($50,000 in stock).
7. See footnote 2
Tami D. Whitman, Attorney-in-Fact for David C. Sienko 06/23/2021
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