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First Niagara Risk Management Promotes Kim McGillicuddy to Senior Vice President

Date Posted: December 09, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y.- December 9, 2013 First Niagara Risk Management, Inc. (FNRM), the wholly owned insurance subsidiary of First Niagara Bank and its parent company, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), announced today the promotion of Kim McGillicuddy, CPCU to senior vice president. She serves as enterprise sales leader and is responsible for developing, leading, directing and managing the sales processes, functions and strategies.

“Kim has been highly effective in accelerating the development and implementation of FNRM’s sales strategy,” said Kirk Jensen, managing director of First Niagara Risk Management.

“Her experience and business acumen have provided us with the added leadership to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities available throughout our organization. Her ability to engage and motivate our teammates will be major factors in our success.”

McGillicuddy was a former chief operating officer of Pierson & Smith. She joined First Niagara in 2011 when it acquired the Norwalk, Connecticut based agency.

She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

About First Niagara Risk Management

One of the top 50 largest business insurance brokers as ranked by Business Insurance Magazine, First Niagara Risk Management is uniquely qualified as your risk management partner. First Niagara is designated a “Best Practices Agency” by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), an award we received for outstanding customer service, growth, stability and financial management.

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 420 branches, approximately $37 billion in assets, $27 billion in deposits, and approximately 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.


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