You are a Registered Shareholder if you have your stock certificate in your possession.


You are a Beneficial Shareholder if you maintain your position in the Company within a brokerage account.


You are a Foreign Investor if you do not have a US/Canadian Social Security Number or Tax ID associated with your account.


You are a 401(k) Plan Participant if you own shares in the Hecla Mining Company 401(k) plan.