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    Former JPMorgan Chase Chief Information Officer Austin Adams Joins First Niagara’s Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) announced that Austin A. Adams was appointed to serve as a director of the company and First Niagara Bank, N.A. ... more


    First Niagara Announces Paul Cronin as Sr. Managing Director of Capital Markets

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 26, 2014 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the appointment of Paul Cronin as Senior Vice President, Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets. ... more


    First Niagara Finances Renovation of Silas Deane Professional Center

    New Haven, Conn. – May 28, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced it has closed $4.85 million in permanent loan financing in support of award-winning renovations to an 89,000 square foot office building on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield. The development, to be known as the Silas Deane Professional Center, is being managed by Diversified Unlimited LLC. ... more


    First Niagara Announces $500,000 Business Development Fund to Highlight Company’s $4.0 Million Investment in Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 14, 2014 – First Niagara President and CEO Gary Crosby today announced the bank is providing $500,000 in funding for start-up businesses and community redevelopment initiatives on or near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC). First Niagara has committed $500,000, of which $400,000 has been designated to date. ... more


    First Niagara Investment Services’ Larry Orsini Recognized as a Top 20 Program Manager

    Buffalo, NY – May 8, 2014 –First Niagara Investment Services Managing Director Larry Orsini was recognized as a Top 20 Program Manager by Bank Investment Consultant (BIC), a leading financial services industry magazine. Only a select group of bank and credit union investment program managers were recipients of this prestigious recognition. The list recognizes the managers of the most productive bank and credit union-based advisors. The ranking is based upon five main factors, including average production per advisor, percentage growth of team assets from the previous year, percentage growth of team production from the previous year, the number of advisors under the manager’s direct supervision and the number of licensed branch employees under the supervision of the program manager. ... more


    First Niagara Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference Call Available April 30, 2014

    Buffalo, N.Y. – April 28, 2014 – 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 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Those wishing to listen to the meeting may dial toll-free 1-888-989-4492, Passcode: 3927454. A replay of the meeting will be available until May 30, 2014 by dialing 1-888-325-4186, passcode: 2975. Please note that those participating over the phone will be placed in listen only mode. ... more


    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

    Buffalo, N.Y., April 25, 2014 – 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


    First Niagara Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 24, 2014 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported first quarter results, highlighted by continued balance sheet growth, consistent credit quality and stable core net interest margin. ... more


    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 Financial Group to Announce First Quarter Results on April 24, 2014

    Buffalo, N.Y. – April 14, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), today announced that it will release first quarter results before the market opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, during which management will discuss the Company’s financial performance, followed by a question-and-answer session. ... more


    First Niagara Finances Construction in Wellesley Square

    BOSTON, Mass. – April 8, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced it has closed $24 million in financing in support of the construction of a 30-unit luxury residential-and-retail condominium development on the site of the former Wellesley Inn in Wellesley, Massachusetts. ... more


    First Niagara Launches Private Insurance Exchange

    BUFFALO, N.Y., Thursday, April 3, 2014 – First Niagara Benefits Consulting (FNBC), a division of First Niagara Risk Management, Inc., announced today its launch of the First Niagara Benefits Exchange. This private insurance exchange can accommodate a wide range of employer contribution approaches to offering employee benefits. This exchange will be offered to businesses with 100 or more employees. ... more


    Joseph Saffire Named First Niagara Executive Vice President of Commercial Financial Services

    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 31, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today named Joseph Saffire to serve as executive vice president, commercial financial services. ... more


    First Niagara Provides Continued Support for Rockland Economic Development Corporation Small Business Center

    NYACK, NY, March 25, 2014 – The First Niagara Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to the Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) for its continued support of REDC’s Small Business Center (SBC), a free resource for small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs in Rockland County. ... 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



    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – March 13, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced it has completed a $27.6 million construction loan to Manchester-based Evergreen Crossing LLC (Evergreen Crossing). The loan will support the construction of a 224-unit apartment complex located at 325 New State Road in Manchester, to be known as The Broadleaf. ... more



    BUFFALO, New York (March 18, 2014) -- The Salvation Army is the grateful beneficiary of a $7,500 grant awarded by the First Niagara Foundation. This grant will cover the expense of an instructor for the NYS Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly GED program. These funds will provide an additional 300 hours of classroom time, which allows The Salvation Army to immediately extend the class by an additional two hours each day. This time extension affords the TASC instructor to work with those students who are in the final preparations to take the exam, with the intent to make the client test ready and test confident. It is critical for the instructor to explain the lessons thoroughly and give students more time to practice their reading, writing and math skills. These extra hours have a direct and measurable impact on the client’s success. ... more


    First Niagara Introduces $500,000 Rochester Microloan Program

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – March 5, 2014 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the launch of a microloan fund to boost small business creation and expansion in Rochester. The bank will make $500,000 available to businesses that do not qualify for conventional funding. Loan amounts will range up to $25,000 and eligible uses include acquisition of real estate property, construction and rehabilitation, equipment/machinery purchases, inventory and working capital. ... more


    FNFG Inc. to Attend Regional Bank Investor Conference

    Buffalo, N.Y. – February 26, 2014 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Gary M. Crosby will be presenting at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2014 Regional Bank Investor Conference in Boston, MA on Thursday, February 27. Mr. Crosby’s presentation will be webcast live at approximately 9:30 AM ET, and can be accessed within the investor relations section on the company’s website at www.firstniagara.com. Mr. Crosby and Chief Financial Officer Mr. Gregory W. Norwood will be available during the course of the day for one-on-one investor meetings. The presentation will be archived for approximately 90 days following the event. ... more


    First Niagara Commercial Finance Continues Expansion of Asset Based Lending Team

    DEDHAM, MA. February 27, 2014 – First Niagara Commercial Finance (FNCF), the asset-based lending arm of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), recently announced the addition of two senior-level underwriting professionals. Peter Drooff has joined FNCF as First Vice President and Director of Underwriting, and Rod Landis serves as Vice President of Underwriting reporting to Peter. Drooff and Landis are based out of FNCF headquarters in Dedham, Massachusetts and will work closely with the National Director of New Business Development Keith Broyles and his team to support business growth. ... more


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