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    Date Posted Type Headline
    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

    04/24/2015
     

    First Niagara Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 24, 2015 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported GAAP net income available to common shareholders of $43.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $52.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Excluding certain non-operating restructuring items incurred during the first quarter of 2015, operating net income available to common shareholders was $54.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to $61.0 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. ... more

    04/24/2015
     

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

    Buffalo, N.Y., April 24, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share on outstanding FNFG common stock. ... more

    04/21/2015
     

    Online Account Opening Adds Convenience, Speed to First Niagara’s Expanding Array of Digital Services

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 22, 2015— First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.’s rapidly expanding array of digital banking services now includes a fast and easy online account opening platform. ... more

    04/17/2015
     

    First Niagara’s Day of Mentoring Teaches Students How to Thrive in the Workplace

    ALBANY, N.Y. — On Thursday, April 16, more than 30 First Niagara executives will provide career readiness advice and mentoring to students served by Northeast Parent & Child’s YouthBuild Schenectady program at the seventh annual “Day of Mentoring.” ... more

    04/17/2015
     

    Elisa DiVito-Herpst to Lead First Niagara's Tax Function

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 17, 2015 - Elisa DiVito-Herpst has joined First Niagara Financial Group as Senior Vice President and Tax Director, reporting to Greg Norwood, the company’s Chief Financial Officer. ... more

    04/14/2015
     

    First Niagara Financial Group to Announce First Quarter Results on April 24, 2015

    Buffalo, N.Y. – April 13, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), today announced that it will release first quarter results before the market opens on Friday, April 24, 2015. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, during which management will discuss the Company’s financial performance, followed by a question-and-answer session. ... more

    03/24/2015
     

    First Niagara Provides $48 Million in Financing for Major Construction Loan for Albany Medical

    ALBANY, N.Y. – March 11, 2015 - First Niagara Bank, N.A. has announced the closing of a $48 million construction loan to Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. The loan will be used to finance a new 135,000 square foot medical office building as well as an adjacent parking garage. The project is a key element to the development of the Park South area. ... more

    03/17/2015
     

    First Niagara Healthcare Banking Group Provides $4.35MM in Financing to New Haven’s Leeway Inc. Nursing Home

    New Haven, Conn. – March 10, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced a $4.35MM financing package to help Leeway of New Haven expand their 40-bed skilled nursing facility. Leeway provides medical, residential and behavioral health services to people living with chronic illnesses associated with HIV/AIDS. ... more

    03/13/2015
     

    First Niagara Selected as Recipient of 2014 Corporate Supporter Award by Volunteers of America

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 13, 2015 – Volunteers of America has selected First Niagara as a recipient of their 2014 Corporate Supporter Award in recognition of the work the two organizations have achieved together in providing support services and resources for the underserved in the Rochester community. ... more

    03/12/2015
     

    Rochester’s Center for Youth Receives $4,000 Prize from First Niagara’s Mentoring Matters Program

    Rochester, NY – March 12, 2015 – The Center for Youth in Rochester today received a $4,000 donation from First Niagara’s Mentoring Matters℠ program in recognition of its Second Place win in the “Mentor Stories” video contest. ... more

    02/27/2015
     

    First Niagara Regional President Robert Kane is Elected to Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association Board of Directors

    PLYMOUTH MEETING, P.A. – February 27, 2015 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced that Eastern Pennsylvania Regional President Robert Kane has been elected to serve as an At-Large Representative on the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s Board of Directors. ... more

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