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    First Niagara Names Industry Veteran Deb Burgess to Serve as Director of Treasury Management

    BUFFALO, N.Y. May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), recently welcomed Deb Burgess as the multi-state bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management. ... more


    $20,000 Grant from First Niagara Foundation Supports Historic Hudson Valley’s Educational Programs

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY (December 2013) – First Niagara Foundation is helping bring history to life for some 20,000 schoolchildren, many from underserved communities. Each year, thousands of children visit Historic Hudson Valley’s (HHV) National Historic Landmark sites to participate in hands-on, curriculum-based workshops. As the first corporate sponsor of these school programs, First Niagara today presented HHV with a $20,000 grant to help support education at Philipsburg Manor and Van Cortlandt Manor. ... more


    2011-11-10 First Niagara and Department of Justice Agree on HSBC Branch Divestitures


    2012 CEO Survey

    Since 2007 First Niagara has sponsored an annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders, and has carried out the same survey in Pennsylvania since 2009. In 2011, we debuted the survey in Southwestern New England. The surveys, conducted through Siena College Research Institute (SRI), measure the perceptions that business leaders have of the current and future business conditions for Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. ... more


    2013 CEO Survey

    First Niagara, in conjunction with the Siena College Research Institute, conducts an annual survey of business leaders throughout New York (excluding counties in New York and Long Island,) and in Pennsylvania and Southwestern New England. The survey is aimed at measuring the perceptions business leaders have of the current and future business conditions in their regions, including: Their confidence; Expectations for revenues, profits and labor force; and Challenges for the year ahead. Results for business leaders in New York were released Jan. 8, 2013. Follow the links below for more information. ... more


    Branch Acquisition Enhances Workforce Across Upstate New York


    CBA Honors First Niagara for Creating and Maintaining Affordable Housing Opportunities

    The Consumer Bankers Association recognized First Niagara Financial Group Inc.’s work to resolve housing issues in low- and moderate-income communities ... more


    CTG CEO James Boldt Appointed to First Niagara’s Board of Directors

    BUFFALO, N.Y., August 6, 2013 – The Board of Directors of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) announced that James R. Boldt was appointed to serve as a director of the company and First Niagara Bank, N.A. Boldt is chairman and chief executive officer of Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG), a NASDAQ-listed international information technology services and solutions firm. He also serves as a director and the chairman of the audit committee of the Board of Directors of Sovran Self Storage, Inc., a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. ... more


    Customers Embrace First Niagara Mobile Banking

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    First Niagara “Steps In” to Support Volunteers of America

    Buffalo, N.Y., October 2, 2013 – The First Niagara Foundation and Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. will be working together to implement a financial component to the Step by Step program. Step by Step, an outreach program of Volunteers of America, provides highly structured workshops for women currently serving in the Monroe County and Albion State Correctional Facilities, as well as women in residential treatment programs. Step by Step features workshops designed to provide the skills necessary for women to rebuild their lives, attain self-sufficiency and achieve greater financial independence. ... more


    First Niagara Acquires HSBC Branches Across Upstate NY and Connecticut


    First Niagara and Larkin Development Provide Funding for Harvest House

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.and Larkin Development are joining together to offer a partnership grant of $50,000 to Harvest House in Buffalo. ... more


    First Niagara Announces Changes to Executive Management Team

    BUFFALO, N.Y., January 10, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) President and Chief Executive Officer Gary M. Crosby today announced changes to his executive leadership team. ... more


    First Niagara Announces Liam Brickley as Chief Credit Officer


    First Niagara Announces Michael Kelly as Managing Director, Enterprise Program Management Office

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – April 23, 2014 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) announced the appointment of Michael Kelly as Managing Director, Enterprise Program Management Office. The company’s Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) is a centralized, enterprise-wide function which oversees the approval and implementation of new products and services, business initiatives and project portfolios. It is a key resource to enable First Niagara to manage and execute its strategic business investments focused on building products and services, features and functionality to better serve customers. ... more


    First Niagara Announces the Release of Community First

    The First Niagara Foundation is releasing Community First, a report highlighting First Niagara’s community commitment and the impact the organization made during 2012. ... more


    First Niagara Appoints Gary Crosby as Interim Chief Executive Officer

    First Niagara Financial Group appointes Gary M. Crosby, 59, to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. ... more


    First Niagara Appoints Tom Faughnan to Lead Mortgage Banking

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the promotion of Tom Faughnan to Senior Director of Residential Mortgage. Faughnan will be responsible for developing and executing on the company’s overall strategy and financial goals as well as managing day-to-day operations for the company’s residential mortgage business. He joined First Niagara in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Residential Lending. ... more


    First Niagara Awards a Total of $150,000 to Seven Eastern New York Non-Profits Dedicated to Mentoring Efforts

    Local High Schoolers Trade the Classroom for the Boardroom to Kick Off “Day of Mentoring” Celebration ... more


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