Search the web
Welcome, Guest
[Sign Out, My Account]
EDGAR_Online

Quotes & Info
Enter Symbol(s):
e.g. YHOO, ^DJI
Symbol Lookup | Financial Search
HL > SEC Filings for HL > Form 8-K on 23-May-2014All Recent SEC Filings

Show all filings for HECLA MINING CO/DE/

Form 8-K for HECLA MINING CO/DE/


23-May-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07 - Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

At the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Hecla Mining Company ("our," "we," or "Hecla") held on May 22, 2014, our shareholders were asked to consider and vote upon the following four proposals: (1) elect two directors to our Board of Directors to hold office until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified; (2) ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014; (3) approve an advisory resolution on the Company's executive compensation; and (4) approve amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws to permit shareholders to call special meetings of shareholders.

On the record date of March 24, 2014, there were 342,834,942 shares of Hecla common stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The count of shares present at the meeting, in person or proxy, was 257,254,632, or 75.03% of the outstanding voting shares of Hecla. For each proposal, the results of shareholder voting were as follows:

Proposal 1. Election of Two Director Nominees. The shareholders elected each of the director nominees proposed by our Board of Directors to serve until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until such nominee's successor is duly elected and qualified. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

                            Votes        Votes        Broker
                             For        Withheld     Non-Votes
Phillips S. Baker, Jr.   139,700,859   6,797,617    110,756,156
Dr. Anthony P. Taylor    105,055,806   41,442,670   110,756,156

Proposal 2. Appointment of BDO USA, LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. Our shareholders ratified the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

   Votes        Votes
    For        Against     Abstain
246,071,988   8,792,478   2,390,166

There were no broker non-votes with respect to Proposal 2.

Proposal 3. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. Our shareholders approved the compensation of Hecla's named executive officers. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

   Votes        Votes                      Broker
    For        Against      Abstain      Non-Votes
114,957,883   25,742,124   5,798,469     110,756,156


Proposal 4. Approval of Amendments to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws to permit shareholders to call special meetings of shareholders. The following is a breakdown of the voting results on the amendments:

   Votes        Votes               Broker
    For        Against    Abstain   Non-Votes
140,753,754   4,946,591   798,131   110,756,156

The affirmative vote by at least 80% of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock eligible to vote was required for approval of Proposal 4. Only 41.05% of the outstanding voted, which was not enough for Proposal 4 to pass.

  Add HL to Portfolio     Set Alert         Email to a Friend  
Get SEC Filings for Another Symbol: Symbol Lookup
Quotes & Info for HL - All Recent SEC Filings
Copyright © 2014 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy - Terms of Service
SEC Filing data and information provided by EDGAR Online, Inc. (1-800-416-6651). All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. Neither Yahoo! nor any of independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. By accessing the Yahoo! site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.