First Niagara to Celebrate Grand Opening

Bank Opens Its 9th Location in Monroe County

Jun 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from First Niagara

    LOCKPORT, N.Y., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- First Niagara is proud to
 announce the opening of its newest location at 3177 Latta Road in Greece,
 New York, a suburb of Rochester. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will take place
 on Thursday, June 8th at 9:00 a.m. and will mark the beginning of grand
 opening festivities. Members of the media are invited to attend. As part of
 the ceremony, First Niagara will present Flower City Habitat for Humanity
 with a check for $5,000. "We are very grateful for this donation from First
 Niagara," said Arthur Woodward, Executive Director of Flower City Habitat
 for Humanity. "Because of First Niagara's generosity, we can continue to
 create strong neighborhoods in which new homeowners are all stakeholders,
 like First Niagara, Habitat is committed to strengthening our community."
     The Latta Road branch is First Niagara's 9th bank in Monroe County.
 "First Niagara is committed to bringing our exceptional level of customer
 service to Rochester by opening more banking centers in convenient
 locations and continuing to offer our customers tremendous services," said
 Michael Giaquinto, Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking for First
     "We know that our success is based on the success of the communities we
 serve, which is why we give back to organizations like Flower City Habitat
 for Humanity," said Patrick Burke, Rochester Regional President for First
     First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:   FNFG), through its wholly
 owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, has assets of $8.1 billion and
 deposits of $5.5 billion. First Niagara Bank is a full-service,
 community-oriented bank that provides financial services to individuals,
 families and businesses through 122 branches (including this location) and
 several financial services subsidiaries across New York State. Its
 insurance subsidiary First Niagara Risk Management, Inc. is the largest
 insurance agency in upstate New York. For more information about First
 Niagara, visit our website at

SOURCE First Niagara