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Buffalo, NY —February 5, 2015— First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) now offers its MasterCard consumer credit and consumer debit cardholders access to Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all the rewards and benefits offered by their First Niagara credit and debit cards.
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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.
THE SALVATION ARMY TASC, formerly GED PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT
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.
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 FINANCES $27.6 M BROADLEAF APARTMENT COMPLEX
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Niagara Financial Group to Announce Second Quarter Results on July 25, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y. – July 10, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), today announced that it will release second quarter results before the market opens on Friday, July 25, 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.
First Niagara Expands Commercial Banking Team in Hudson Valley
NYACK, N.Y. – July 14, 2014 – Tri-State Regional President for First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. Cathie A. Schaffer, announced today the addition of three commercial lenders to First Niagara’s middle market and business banking teams serving the Westchester, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, and metro New York markets.
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