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    First Niagara’s Kate White Promoted to Executive VP and Named to Regional Bank Holding Company’s Executive Management Team

    Buffalo, N.Y., February 10, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) announced that Kate White has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Human Resources and Corporate Communications, and will join the company's executive management team reporting to Gary M. Cosby, President and Chief Executive Officer. White previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Human Resources and Corporate Communications. ... more


    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


    First Niagara’s Building Renovation Shows Commitment to Niagara County and Efficiency Initiatives

    BUFFALO, N.Y., November 7, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its Administrative Center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport, New York. The project covered over 66,000 thousand square feet of space, took a year to complete and improved the efficiency and utilization of the building by 30 percent. The project diverted more than 150 tons of debris from area landfills through recycling and reuse. One-third of the construction products used in the building contained recycled materials, and most of the materials used for the project were manufactured within a 500 mile radius. ... more


    First Niagara Wins Top National Award for Regional Marketing Campaign


    First Niagara Wins Rochester Business Journal’s Best of the Web Award

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. received the 2013 “Best of the Web Award for Banking and Financial Services” from the Rochester Business Journal at its annual recognition event held on March 14th. ... more


    First Niagara to Sell 37 HSBC Locations and $2.4 Billion in Deposits to KeyCorp


    First Niagara to Combine Consumer Banking Businesses

    BUFFALO, N.Y., September 4, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced plans to combine all of its consumer-facing businesses in order to more effectively serve its customers. Effective immediately, the company’s Retail Banking and Consumer Finance groups will be merged into one Consumer Financial Services team under the leadership of Mark Rendulic, Executive Vice President. ... more


    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


    First Niagara Teammates to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Among The “Irreplaceable” Women in Their Lives

    BUFFALO, N.Y., October 30, 2013 – As part of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) designated October 30th as Project Irreplaceable Day for its 5,800 teammates, after learning of the important efforts of one of its employees to raise awareness about breast cancer. ... more


    First Niagara Teaches Financial Literacy to Refugee Youth

    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 18, 2014 – The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Community Health Center are partnering to provide afterschool program support for local refugee students and create education opportunities that will enrich their academic and social skills. ... more


    First Niagara Teaches Financial Literacy to Local Students

    The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Ministries are working together to help local students gain financial literacy through a round table discussion. The class will be held on Monday, May 6th at 3:30pm at the Hope Refugee FLY Afterschool Program at 301 14th Street on the West Side of Buffalo. ... more

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    First Niagara Targets May 18th for Completion of HSBC Branch Acquisition


    First Niagara Takes Local Kids Out to the Ball Game

    The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to bring smiles to 100 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo by providing tickets to the Bisons’ game against the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field on July 25th (1:05 pm.) ... more


    First Niagara Tailoring Retail Banking Experience to Match Evolving Customer Preferences

    BUFFALO, N.Y., January 8, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced steps that the company is taking to further tailor its retail banking staffing and in-branch experience to match evolving customer preferences. Across the financial services industry, in-branch traffic is declining as individuals opt for alternative delivery channels such as online and mobile banking. More than 140,000 users signed up for First Niagara’s mobile banking application in its first year, more than 40 percent of the company’s approximately one million customers are registered online banking users, and usage of telephone banking services and ATM networks continues to grow. ... more


    First Niagara Survey Shows More Upstate NY Business Leaders Optimistic Than Pessimistic About 2012 State Business Climate


    First Niagara Supports Youth Mentoring Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

    First Niagara and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) welcomed more than 250 “Littles” and their “Bigs” on Saturday to monkey around at the Philadelphia Zoo. The event kicked off the Bank’s 2013 Mentoring Matters initiative, through which First Niagara is committing $125,000 to support BBBS throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. ... more


    First Niagara Supports Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.

    BUFFALO, N.Y., August 1, 2013 – The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time home buyers in Niagara Falls. ... more


    First Niagara Supports Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation

    The First Niagara Foundation and Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation are partnering to provide education and financial support for first time home buyers in Lackawanna.The program will help target a section of the community that the Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation has identified for redevelopment and revitalization. The free home ownership classes will offer education on financial planning for home purchases, credit issues, mortgage applications and foreclosure prevention. The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to fund the program. ... more


    First Niagara Supports Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.

    The First Niagara Foundation is providing financial support for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. and their Community Soup Kitchen as they work to provide food for local families in need. ... more


    First Niagara Supports Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services

    The First Niagara Foundation and Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services are partnering to build home ownership rates in target neighborhoods and help local families improve their money management skills. ... more


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