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    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


    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 Provides $1.3 Million Loan for Purchase of Target Research Group

    NYACK, NY (July 29, 2013) -- First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq:FNFG) announced today that it has completed a collateralized $1.3 million loan to the principals of Target Research Group, located in Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, N.Y., to purchase the company from Aries/MVL Group, a holding company for market research organizations. Founded in 1986, Target Research Group offers tactical and strategic market research services to business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients in consumer packaged goods, healthcare, financial services, legal, and a variety of other industries. ... more


    First Niagara Helps Create Opportunities for Local Youth in Urban Agriculture

    The First Niagara Foundation and the Massachusetts Avenue Project, Inc. will be working together to foster youth leadership and create an environmentally and economically sustainable regional food system through the “Growing Green” program. The program creates innovative and meaningful jobs for disadvantaged youth, while also increasing access to healthy food options in Buffalo’s neighborhoods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in an urban setting, while students learn about food systems. ... more


    First Niagara Helps Provide Educational Enrichment Opportunities for Local Youth

    The First Niagara Foundation and Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs are partnering to provide instruction for local children, at no cost, in fundamental life skill development, sports skill development, as well as academic support in science and math. ... more

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    First Niagara Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results


    First Niagara Offers Low Interest Loans to Aid in Recovery from Recent Flooding

    First Niagara Bank, N.A. is making low-interest loans available to its Central New York customers in response to an immediate need for emergency funds following recent flooding. The special loan program is available to individuals in the Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Montgomery counties who have been affected by the recent flooding. ... more


    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 helps Children and Youth Succeed with $12,500 donation to the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier

    The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier is pleased to announce it has received a $12,500 donation from First Niagara to support youth counseling. “We are thrilled to have the support of First Niagara,” said Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, Marian Towers. “This funding will allow us to continue our work with children and young adults, helping them to reach their full potential. ... 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


    First Niagara Helps to “Sweep” City Streets for Clean Sweep Initiative

    The First Niagara Foundation, Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Save Our Streets Task Force are working together to make improvements to the City’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. Employees of the bank volunteered their time today as part of the City’s Clean Sweep Initiative, helping Mayor Brown and the Save Our Streets Task Force address quality of life issues in the area. ... 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 Provides Funding for the Isaiah 61 Project

    The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project (a ministry of Global Outreach Mission, Inc.) are partnering to provide job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls. ... 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 Gives a Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity

    The First Niagara Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will be working together to completely renovate a home located at 64 North Parade Avenue in Buffalo. Employees of the bank will be working at the house throughout the week of June 4th, to help a local family in need make their dream of home ownership a reality. ... more


    First Niagara Recognized for Historic Preservation in Central New York

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) was recognized by the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) for its contributions and investments toward restoring the historic legacy of the Central New York region. The multi-state regional bank received PACNY’s Preservation Merit Award for its exceptional achievement in historic preservation. ... more


    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


    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 Names Jeanneen Griffin to Lead Regional Commercial Real Estate Lending Team

    NEW HAVEN CT. – May 20, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. named Jeanneen V. Griffin to serve as First Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate Lending for the bank’s New England and Tri-State Regions. Specifically, Griffin will manage a sizable commercial real estate loan portfolio and lead an experienced team of CRE lenders focused on developing business with middle market and institutional owners/developers throughout Connecticut, New York Metro, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. Target transactions range from $5 million to $100 million for properties including multifamily, office, grocery-anchored and single credit tenant retail, and warehouse/distribution. ... more


    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


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