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    Date Posted Type Headline
    02/05/2016
     

    First Niagara Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y., February 5, 2016 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported GAAP net income available to common shareholders of $43.3 million, or $0.12 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $52.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Excluding merger related and other non-operating items incurred during the fourth quarter of 2015, operating net income available to common shareholders was $55.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share. ... more

    01/26/2016
     

    NABA Opens New and Innovative Call Center that will Provide Jobs for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    ALBANY, N.Y., January 22, 2016 — On Friday, January 22, officials from the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, community leaders, and executives at First Niagara cut the ribbon on a new call center that will assist clients build their resume skills, confidence and improve their ability to find employment. Funding to build the facility was provided by First Niagara. ... more

    01/13/2016
     

    First Niagara Announces Grants to Five Troy Nonprofits

    TROY, N.Y., January 6, 2016 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the donation of its portion of the proceeds from the sale of the historic Rice Building to five nonprofit organizations serving the Troy community. ... more

    01/08/2016
     

    Social Media Contest asks Public to Vote for Favorite Not-for-Profit Mentoring Video to Win First Niagara Grant

    BUFFALO, N.Y., January 5, 2016 – Eight not-for-profits are vying for $20,000 in grant funding and the public will choose the winners in the 2016 First Niagara Mentoring MattersSM Grant Giveaway by casting votes on Facebook for their favorite submissions. ... more

    10/28/2015
     

    Money Magazine Selects First Niagara as Best Regional Bank Headquartered in Northeast

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – October 28, 2015 – MONEY Magazine has named First Niagara Group (NASDAQ:FNFG) the best bank in the Northeast in its just-released “Best Banks in America 2015-2016” rankings. ... more

    10/28/2015
     

    First Niagara Announces “2016 Mentoring Matters Grant Giveaway”

    BUFFALO, N.Y., October 27, 2015 – The First Niagara Foundation is pleased to announce it is providing $20,000 in grant funding through the 2016 First Niagara Mentoring MattersSM Grant Giveaway. ... more

    10/23/2015
     

    First Niagara Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y., October 23, 2015 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported GAAP net income available to common shareholders of $52.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $53.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. ... more

    10/14/2015
     

    First Niagara Announces $1.0 Million in Mentoring Matters Grants Across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts

    BUFFALO, New York – October 8, 2015 – The First Niagara Foundation today announced grants totaling $1.0 million to support not for profit youth mentoring programs and organizations across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts through the regional bank’s Mentoring Matters℠ program. ... more

    09/30/2015
     

    First Niagara to Add Chip-and-PIN Technology to Credit and Debit Cards

    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2015 -- Citing the importance of providing customers and retailers with optimal security and fraud protection, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) will soon begin issuing credit and debit cards armed with state-of-the-art chip-and-PIN security technology. ... more

    09/28/2015
     

    First Niagara Extends and Expands Sponsorship as Official Retail Bank of the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Franchise

    PITTSBURGH, September 25, 2015 – The Pittsburgh Penguins® of the National Hockey League have finalized an extension and expansion of a five-year sponsorship agreement with First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG). First Niagara expands its sponsorship as the “official retail bank of the Pittsburgh Penguins” and becomes the newest and 10th founding partner of the team, its top-tier sponsorship designation. ... more

    09/22/2015
     

    First Niagara and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse Celebrate Grant with Some Friendly Competition

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., September 18, 2015– The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse is pleased to announce that it has been selected by First Niagara to receive a grant for $20,000 and what better way to celebrate than to hold an obstacle course for both the kids and bank leaders. The funding will help the organization continue its mission to inspire and enable all young people in the Syracuse area to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. ... more

    08/11/2015
     

    2015 Regional Bank Technology Risk Forum Hosted by First Niagara Brings Risk Management Leaders Together for Two Days of Thoughtful Information Sharing

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – August 10, 2015 – Risk Management leaders from regional banks met to share their insights and strategies for protecting data at the 2015 Regional Bank Technology Risk Forum hosted by First Niagara Financial Group on August 2-4, 2015 at its headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. The forum was also attended by industry risk management thoughts leaders and financial industry experts. ... more

    07/31/2015
     

    First Niagara Arranges $43.5 Million Financing for U.S. Corrugated’s New State-of-the-Art Packaging Facility in California

    PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2015 – First Niagara Commercial Finance, the asset-based lending arm of First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG), today announced that it closed on a $43.5 million financing package to help Pennsylvania-based U.S. Corrugated, Inc. expand its operations and open a new, state-of-the-art corrugated box plant in California. U.S. Corrugated manufactures and markets corrugated packaging products. ... more

    07/24/2015
     

    First Niagara Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24, 2015 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported GAAP net income available to common shareholders of $53.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $43.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. ... more

    07/10/2015
     

    First Niagara Bank Provides Syracuse Housing Authority with Energy Conservation Funding

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - June 3, 2015 – First Niagara announced today the completion of a $5 million conservation equipment financing deal for the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA). The funding will be used to purchase energy saving appliances and materials for 13 Syracuse housing sites throughout the city and will also create opportunities for residents to become more self-sufficient and economically independent. Improvements will include new lighting, insulation, water conservation measures, temperature controls, weather stripping, and other enhancements. Energy and water savings are expected to total $7.5 million over the 16-year contract term. ... more

    07/03/2015
     

    Mass Mentoring Partnership elects Paul Cronin of First Niagara to its Governing Board

    BOSTON (June 29, 2015)– Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts, recently announced the election of Paul Cronin from First Niagara Bank to its Governing Board of Directors. ... more

    06/25/2015
     

    Customers’ Scoring Boosts First Niagara into the Top 5 of American Banker and Reputation Institute's U.S. Bank Reputation Survey

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 25, 2015 -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) ranks No. 4 among customers in a new survey of the largest U.S. banks' reputations, up from No. 11 last year. The company is also one of only eight with "excellent" scores. ... more

    06/22/2015
     

    First Niagara Names Jeff L. Hubbard New England Regional President

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – June 18, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG) named Jeff L. Hubbard to serve as New England Regional President, leading the company's New Haven-based team of bankers across Connecticut and Massachusetts. ... more

    06/03/2015
     

    First Niagara Contributes More Than $10 Million in 2014 to Enhance Communities

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 2, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FNFG) support of programs in community development, as well as youth and education, included 26,000 employee volunteer hours and more than $10 million in charitable giving last year. ... more

    04/28/2015
     

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference Call Available April 29, 2015

    Buffalo, N.Y. – April 27, 2015 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that investors will have an opportunity to listen to the company's annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Those wishing to listen to the meeting may dial toll-free 1-800-619-2736. A replay of the meeting will be available until May 29, 2015 by dialing 1-800-633-8284, passcode: 21766178. Please note that those participating over the phone will be placed in listen-only mode. Presentation slides will be available the day of the meeting on the Investor Relations section of the company’s homepage at www.firstniagara.com. ... more

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