COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) today announced that it has decided not to proceed with its previously announced offer of $500 million of Senior Notes due 2025, as current terms and conditions were not sufficiently attractive for the Company to move forward. In addition, the concurrent tender offer to purchase any and all of its 6.875% Senior Notes due 2021 has also been terminated.
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Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven 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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