BUFFALO, N.Y., December 19, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company’s Board. Mr. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara’s interim President and CEO since March 2013.
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First Niagara Strengthens Presence in NY Metro Area with the Formation of New Tri-State Region
RegionIncludes Lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County and Northern New Jersey
First Niagara Successfully Completes Conversion of HSBC Branches
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Niagara Survey Shows More Upstate NY Business Leaders Optimistic Than Pessimistic About 2012 State Business Climate
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.
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.)
First Niagara Targets May 18th for Completion of HSBC Branch Acquisition
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.
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.
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.
First Niagara to Sell 37 HSBC Locations and $2.4 Billion in Deposits to KeyCorp
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.
First Niagara Wins Top National Award for Regional Marketing Campaign
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.
First Niagara’s Third Annual Survey Shows More Business Leaders See Pennsylvania Economy Improving Than Not in 2012
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.
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