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    First Niagara Donates $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA)

    First Niagara today announced its donation of $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA). The grant will be used to help NABA continue to offer its teen summer program for legally blind children, ages 13 to 17. The teen summer program has a large pre-vocational component during which teens complete skills interest inventories and visit with blind adult mentors and role models who talk with them about safe meal instruction, orientation and mobility training and recreational, social opportunities. ... more


    First Niagara Donates $100,000 to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

    Funds to be dispersed in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania ... more


    First Niagara Contributes More Than $10 Million in 2014 to Enhance Communities

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 2, 2015 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FNFG) support of programs in community development, as well as youth and education, included 26,000 employee volunteer hours and more than $10 million in charitable giving last year. ... more


    First Niagara Continues to Optimize Branch Network as Customer Banking Preferences Evolve

    BUFFALO, NY, October 17, 2014 – First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced that the company will consolidate 17 branches and two off premise drive-thru locations across its four-state footprint in January 2015, as the company continues to evaluate its branch network. First Niagara has continued to invest in mobile and online banking technologies, which are now used by more than 200,000 and 500,000 of its customers, respectively. Following these changes, the company will continue to operate more than 390 branch locations across its four-state footprint. ... more


    First Niagara Completes HSBC Branch Acquisition


    First Niagara Completes Divestitures Related to its HSBC-Branch Acquisition


    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 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


    First Niagara Celebrates National Mentoring Month

    Mentoring Matters Initiative Supports Various Organizations in the Hudson Valley Region ... more


    First Niagara Carries Earnings Momentum into 2011


    First Niagara Benefits Consulting Establishes Benefits Exchange for Connecticut Market

    New Haven, Conn., October 16, 2014 – First Niagara Benefits Consulting (FNBC), a division of First Niagara Risk Management, Inc., has launched the First Niagara Benefits Exchange, a private health care exchange for Connecticut businesses. ... more


    First Niagara Bank Recognized for Consumer-Friendly Banking

    BUFFALO, NY – November 21, 2013 - First Niagara Bank (NASDAQ: FNFG) has been recognized by personal finance website NerdWallet for its consumer-friendly products and services. First Niagara Bank was selected as a “best bank” for Online/Mobile Banking and Branch/ATM access ... more


    First Niagara Bank Provides Syracuse Housing Authority with Energy Conservation Funding

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - June 3, 2015 – First Niagara announced today the completion of a $5 million conservation equipment financing deal for the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA). The funding will be used to purchase energy saving appliances and materials for 13 Syracuse housing sites throughout the city and will also create opportunities for residents to become more self-sufficient and economically independent. Improvements will include new lighting, insulation, water conservation measures, temperature controls, weather stripping, and other enhancements. Energy and water savings are expected to total $7.5 million over the 16-year contract term. ... more


    First Niagara Bank Introduces Student Checking Option


    First Niagara Awards a Total of $200,000 to 10 Western New York Non-Profits Dedicated to Mentoring Efforts

    Local High Schoolers Trade the Classroom for the Boardroom to Kick Off “Day of Mentoring” Celebration ... more


    First Niagara Awards a Total of $150,000 to Seven Eastern New York Non-Profits Dedicated to Mentoring Efforts

    Local High Schoolers Trade the Classroom for the Boardroom to Kick Off “Day of Mentoring” Celebration ... more


    First Niagara Arranges $43.5 Million Financing for U.S. Corrugated’s New State-of-the-Art Packaging Facility in California

    PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2015 – First Niagara Commercial Finance, the asset-based lending arm of First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG), today announced that it closed on a $43.5 million financing package to help Pennsylvania-based U.S. Corrugated, Inc. expand its operations and open a new, state-of-the-art corrugated box plant in California. U.S. Corrugated manufactures and markets corrugated packaging products. ... 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


    First Niagara Appoints Gary Crosby as Interim Chief Executive Officer

    First Niagara Financial Group appointes Gary M. Crosby, 59, to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. ... 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


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