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March 4, 2013
06:57 EDTAZK, HLHecla Mining to buy Aurizon Mines for C$4.75 per share, or $C$796M
Hecla Mining Company (HL) has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Aurizon Mines Ltd. (AZK) pursuant to which Hecla will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aurizon in a transaction with a total value of approximately C$796M. Under the terms of the Transaction, which is similar to a merger with a Hecla subsidiary under U.S. Law, Hecla will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Aurizon for consideration valued at C$4.75 per share. Each holder of Aurizon common shares may elect to receive either C$4.75 in cash or 0.9953 of a Hecla share, subject in each case to pro-ration based on a maximum cash consideration of CAD$513,631,193 and a maximum number of Hecla shares issued of 57,000,000. Assuming that all Shareholders elected either the Cash Alternative or the Share Alternative, each Shareholder would be entitled to receive C$3.11 in cash and 0.34462 of a Hecla share for each Aurizon common share. Aurizon announced that its Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of a Special Committee of the Board and after receipt of advice from its financial and legal advisors, has unanimously determined that the Transaction is in the best interests of Aurizon, is fair to shareholders and recommends that shareholders of Aurizon vote in favor of approving the Transaction. In addition, all the directors and senior officers of Aurizon have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the deal.
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February 18, 2015
08:09 EDTHLHecla Mining reports Q4 EPS 5c, consensus 0c
Reports Q4 revenue $121.99M, consensus $126.37M. Greens Creek production of 2.5 million and 7.8 million ounces of silver in the fourth quarter and full year 2014 increased 34% and 5% over the same periods of 2013, as the mine performed at the high end of its expected production range. Lucky Friday silver production of 745,766 and 3,239,151 ounces for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 increased 16% and 122% over the same periods of 2013, as the mine benefited from 12 months of full production. Casa Berardi gold production of 39,385 and 128,244 ounces for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 represents 22% and 105% increases over production achieved under Hecla’s ownership in the 2013 periods as Hecla benefited from a full year of ownership of the mine.
February 17, 2015
15:32 EDTHLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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