SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 25, 2010
Coeur dAlene Mines Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
505 Front Ave., P.O. Box I
Coeur dAlene, Idaho, 83816
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of
Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 25, 2010, Coeur dAlene Mines Corporation (the Company) announced the
appointment of K. Leon Hardy to the position of Senior Vice President Operations, effective March
2, 2010. Mr. Hardy will replace Richard M. Weston, who will resign, following a short leave of
absence, effective March 31, 2010.
Mr. Hardy, age 56, was appointed as the Companys Senior Vice President North American
Operations in July 2008. Mr. Hardy served as the Vice President and interim General Manager of the
Companys San Bartolome mine during 2008 and Vice President and General Manager for the Companys
subsidiary Coeur Argentina S.R.L. from May 2003 to July 2008. Mr. Hardy was employed with Apex
Silver Mines as Operations Manager at their San Cristobal project in Bolivia from 1999 to 2002.
Mr. Hardy was employed in Argentina with Minera Alumbrera Ltd from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Hardy was
employed with Cyprus Amax Minerals from 1979 to 1996.
In connection with Mr. Hardys appointment to the position of Senior Vice President
Operations, the Company and Mr. Hardy entered into a Second Amendment to Restated Employment
Agreement, dated March 2, 2010, (the Second
Amendment) which amends the Amended and Restated Employment
Agreement, dated December 31, 2008, between the Company and Mr. Hardy (the Restated Employment
Agreement), as previously amended by the First Amendment to Restated Employment Agreement, dated July 31,
2009 (the First Amendment, and together with the Restated Agreement, the Employment Agreement).
The Second Amendment sets forth certain changes to Mr. Hardys compensation, including an increase
in Mr. Hardys base salary to $275,000. Furthermore, Mr. Hardy is entitled to an annual incentive
bonus during each calendar year for the duration of the Employment Agreement targeted to
be 50% of Mr. Hardys then current annual salary. In addition, Mr. Hardy has the opportunity to
earn a long-term incentive bonus with a target level of 190% of his base salary. Such bonuses are
at the discretion of the Companys Board of Directors. The Restated Employment Agreement, the
First Amendment and the Second Amendment are filed herewith as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
||Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated December 31, 2008, between the Company and
K. Leon Hardy.
||First Amendment to Restated Employment Agreement, dated July 31, 2009, between the Company
and K. Leon Hardy.
||Second Amendment to Restated Employment Agreement, dated March 2, 2010, between the Company
and K. Leon Hardy.