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    First Niagara Expands Commercial Banking Team With Addition of Senior Credit Manager

    NEW HAVEN, C.T. October 10, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), today announced the addition of Senior Credit Manager Laurentia (Laurie) Price to its Commercial Banking team. Price will lead a team of underwriters and two regional credit managers, who are responsible for ensuring the credit quality of First Niagara’s middle market and business banking portfolios, and for overseeing underwriting activities for the Tri-State and New England Regions. ... more


    First Niagara Presents Music for Youth with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    BUFFALO, N.Y., October 22, 2013 – The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to present the Music for Youth concert series. Nearly 40,000 students from across Western New York in grades K-12 will participate in the program over the course of the season. ... more


    First Niagara Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

    First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today reported net income available to common shareholders of $71.6 million or $0.20 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013, highlighted by strong balance sheet growth, consistent credit quality and positive operating leverage. ... more


    First Niagara Commercial Finance Names National Director of New Business Development

    BUFFALO, N.Y. October 15, 2013 – First Niagara Commercial Finance, the asset-based lending arm of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), recently welcomed Keith Broyles as National Director of New Business Development. In his new role, Broyles will lead a team of new business development officers in building the bank’s asset-based lending (ABL) portfolio; identifying growth opportunities; and screening and closing out ABL transactions. Broyles will work out of First Niagara Commercial Finance (FNCF) headquarters in Dedham, Massachusetts and will report directly to FNCF President Larry Favre. ... more


    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 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


    Customers Embrace First Niagara Mobile Banking


    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


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