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Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET First Niagara Fourth Annual Survey Reports Pennsylvania Business Leaders More Pessimistic About Economy in 2013

 First Niagara's Fourth Annual Survey of Pennsylvania Business Leaders released today shows many private business leaders believe results in...


Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 ET First Niagara Second Annual Survey Reports Southwestern New England Business Executives Slightly Optimistic About 2013 Economy

First Niagara's Second Annual Survey of Southwestern New England Business Leaders released today shows more private sector company executives...


Jan 08, 2013, 11:00 ET First Niagara Sixth Annual Survey Shows Many Upstate NY Business Executives Less Optimistic About 2013 Economy

First Niagara's Sixth Annual Survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders released today reports more private sector company executives expect...


Oct 31, 2012, 08:30 ET First Niagara Provides Victory Brewing Company with Financing to Expand Operations

 First Niagara today announced it served as lead arranger and administrative agent in a $33.1 million financing package for Victory Brewing...


Sep 04, 2012, 16:06 ET First Niagara Makes $300,000 Commitment to Habitat for Humanity

 First Niagara Bank, N.A. today announced a $300,000 commitment to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HfHCC), which will help build...


Feb 14, 2012, 12:30 ET First Niagara's Southwestern NE Survey Shows More Business Leaders Are Positive About 2012 Economic Outlook

First Niagara's first Annual Survey of Southwestern New England Business Leaders released today shows more leaders are positive than negative about...


Feb 07, 2012, 09:30 ET First Niagara's Third Annual Survey Shows More Business Leaders See Pennsylvania Economy Improving Than Not in 2012

Leaders of private businesses in Pennsylvania are more optimistic than pessimistic about the Pennsylvania economy for 2012 and more of them...


Aug 09, 2011, 10:00 ET First Niagara Launches Its Fifth Annual Mentoring Matters(SM) Program with $500,000 Funding Available Statewide

First Niagara kicked off its 2011 Mentoring Matters program today by announcing a total of $500,000 funding available statewide for non-profit...


Feb 18, 2011, 13:58 ET Upstate New York Area Gets Big Boost for Mentoring

First Niagara announced that 45 Upstate New York organizations will receive a total of $500,000 to support mentoring ventures as part of the bank's...


Feb 09, 2011, 16:07 ET First Niagara's Second Annual Survey Shows Significant Boost in Optimism of Pennsylvania Business Leaders for 2011

Pennsylvania business leaders are significantly more optimistic than pessimistic about business conditions for their own industries and the state's...


Feb 09, 2011, 11:30 ET First Niagara's Fourth Annual Survey Shows Boost in Optimism of Upstate NY Business Leaders

Upstate New York business leaders are more optimistic about business conditions for their own industries and the state's overall economy in 2011...


Dec 08, 2010, 16:05 ET First Niagara Bank Partners with YMCA Associations in Southeastern Pennsylvania to Promote Youth Mentoring

As part of its continued commitment to youth mentoring, First Niagara Bank announced yesterday a partnership with the YMCA associations of...


Dec 01, 2010, 11:01 ET First Niagara Risk Management Increases Presence in Pennsylvania With the Acquisition of Banyan Consulting, LLC

William R. Hartz, Lawrence M. Cooney, Scott J. Fair, and Lisa M. Rand, the founders of Banyan Consulting, LLC, announced that their Pennsylvania...


Sep 02, 2010, 10:28 ET Mentoring Critical to Academic, Social, and Personal Development of Area Youth, According to Findings from First Niagara Bank Survey

Significant improvements in academic grades and school attendance are among the many benefits of mentoring, according to a survey conducted last...


Aug 26, 2010, 13:40 ET First Niagara Kicks Off 2010 Mentoring Matters(SM) With $500,000 Funding Available in Upstate New York and First-Ever Student Mentoring Essay Contest

First Niagara Bank (Nasdaq: FNFG) launched its 2010 Mentoring Matters program today with $500,000 funding available in Upstate New York and by...


Jun 17, 2010, 17:55 ET 2010 Empire State Games Kicks-Off Traveling Torch Tour Exhibit at Flagship New Era Store in New York City

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May 24, 2010, 11:53 ET Local Businesses Join First Niagara in a Gold Medal Performance to Support the 2010 Empire State Summer Games

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2010 Buffalo Empire State Games announced 17 Buffalo area companies to date have pledged close to...


Feb 25, 2010, 10:00 ET First Niagara Announces Formation of New Executive Committee Led by CEO John Koelmel and a National Search for a Newly Created President Position

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG) announced the formation of a new Executive Committee of top officers, including the newly...


Jan 12, 2010, 11:22 ET First Niagara Financial Group to Announce 4th Quarter 2009 Results on January 21, 2010

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), today announced that it will release 2009 fourth quarter earnings before the market opens on...


Jan 12, 2010, 08:00 ET First Niagara Continues to Position Itself for Growth with First-Time Ratings from Moody's and S&P

Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced this week that they assigned first-time credit ratings of Baa1 and...


Oct 29, 2009, 08:30 ET First Niagara Uses 'Super Capitalized' Position to Grow Profitably, Boost Lending and Expand into Pennsylvania in Third Quarter of 2009

- Operating earnings increase 15% vs. prior year, 7% above linked quarter - Robust commercial loan and core deposit growth in Upstate...


Oct 08, 2009, 14:22 ET First Niagara Financial Group to Announce 3rd Quarter 2009 Results on October 29, 2009

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG),today announced that it will release 2009 third quarter earnings before the market opens...


Sep 30, 2009, 13:00 ET First Niagara Closes $460.1 Million Stock Offering

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG) raised $460.1 million through its previously announced public offering by issuing...


Sep 24, 2009, 21:52 ET First Niagara Prices Stock Offering

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced that it has entered into an underwriting agreement for the sale of 33,340,000...


Sep 23, 2009, 06:30 ET First Niagara Announces $400 Million Stock Offering

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG) announced that it expects to offer and sell approximately $400 million of common stock in an...