Key's McDonald Investments to Strengthen Western New York Presence

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from KeyCorp

    CLEVELAND, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald Investments Inc., a KeyCorp
 (NYSE:   KEY) company, will combine its Buffalo, Williamsville, and Lockport,
 N.Y., offices into a new facility in Amherst, N.Y., in late April. Located in
 Center Point Business Park, the facility will provide significant opportunity
 for accelerated growth.
     "Establishing a more distinct investment presence in the Western New York
 region strengthens Key's ability to deliver the increasingly broader array of
 financial services clients seek," says Sam Messina, northeast region managing
 director, McDonald Investments. "Our new facility allows for increased
 efficiency and facilitates our aggressive plans going forward."
     The move reflects McDonald Investments' rapid growth in the region over
 the last two years and complements the firm's efforts to strengthen its
 strategic retail presence nationally. New offices were opened last year in
 Boise, Idaho; Chicago; Denver; Fort Myers, Fla.; Phoenix; Salt Lake City,
 Utah; and Tacoma, Wash.
     Co-branch managers, Charles Aronica and Bob Scoppechio, are pleased
 McDonald Investments' stronger presence incorporates a high-end facility and
 location they believe clients will find attractive and that will contribute to
 the firm's continued success. The facility will provide an ideal setting for
 client seminars, conferences, analyst meetings and corporate presentations.
     Over the next year, Aronica and Scoppechio anticipate adding several
 investment consultants who will work at the new location. "There's a unique
 opportunity for the right professionals to offer a full array of financial
 solutions, including financial planning, insurance, investment management,
 corporate consulting services and mutual funds," says Aronica.
     Marsha Henderson, president of Key's Western New York District, says, "Our
 new facility enhances McDonald Investments' unique capabilities and furthers
 Key's commitment to deliver superior financial management."
     McDonald Investments currently employs 40 investment consultants
 throughout the Western New York market and within KeyBank's network of
 41 KeyCenters spanning Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown.
     McDonald Investments employs nearly 700 investment consultants spanning a
 network of 60 offices in 14 states and is a member of NASD/NYSE/SIPC. Coupled
 with Key PrivateBank, which has 35 U.S. offices and some 300 financial
 advisors, the collective team offers banking, estate planning, financial
 planning, retirement planning, brokerage, trust, individual asset management,
 insurance advice and services, and charitable giving counsel to high-net-worth
 clients.
     Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE:   KEY) is one of the nation's largest
 multiline financial services companies, with assets of approximately
 $87 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and
 commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking
 products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United
 States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company's businesses
 deliver their products and services through facilities located in 46 states; a
 network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers
 (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com(R), that provides account access and
 financial products 24 hours a day.
     Securities offered through McDonald Investments, a KeyCorp Company and
 member NASD/NYSE/SIPC are:
     * NOT FDIC INSURED    * NO BANK GUARANTEE    * MAY LOSE VALUE
 
 

SOURCE KeyCorp
    CLEVELAND, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald Investments Inc., a KeyCorp
 (NYSE:   KEY) company, will combine its Buffalo, Williamsville, and Lockport,
 N.Y., offices into a new facility in Amherst, N.Y., in late April. Located in
 Center Point Business Park, the facility will provide significant opportunity
 for accelerated growth.
     "Establishing a more distinct investment presence in the Western New York
 region strengthens Key's ability to deliver the increasingly broader array of
 financial services clients seek," says Sam Messina, northeast region managing
 director, McDonald Investments. "Our new facility allows for increased
 efficiency and facilitates our aggressive plans going forward."
     The move reflects McDonald Investments' rapid growth in the region over
 the last two years and complements the firm's efforts to strengthen its
 strategic retail presence nationally. New offices were opened last year in
 Boise, Idaho; Chicago; Denver; Fort Myers, Fla.; Phoenix; Salt Lake City,
 Utah; and Tacoma, Wash.
     Co-branch managers, Charles Aronica and Bob Scoppechio, are pleased
 McDonald Investments' stronger presence incorporates a high-end facility and
 location they believe clients will find attractive and that will contribute to
 the firm's continued success. The facility will provide an ideal setting for
 client seminars, conferences, analyst meetings and corporate presentations.
     Over the next year, Aronica and Scoppechio anticipate adding several
 investment consultants who will work at the new location. "There's a unique
 opportunity for the right professionals to offer a full array of financial
 solutions, including financial planning, insurance, investment management,
 corporate consulting services and mutual funds," says Aronica.
     Marsha Henderson, president of Key's Western New York District, says, "Our
 new facility enhances McDonald Investments' unique capabilities and furthers
 Key's commitment to deliver superior financial management."
     McDonald Investments currently employs 40 investment consultants
 throughout the Western New York market and within KeyBank's network of
 41 KeyCenters spanning Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown.
     McDonald Investments employs nearly 700 investment consultants spanning a
 network of 60 offices in 14 states and is a member of NASD/NYSE/SIPC. Coupled
 with Key PrivateBank, which has 35 U.S. offices and some 300 financial
 advisors, the collective team offers banking, estate planning, financial
 planning, retirement planning, brokerage, trust, individual asset management,
 insurance advice and services, and charitable giving counsel to high-net-worth
 clients.
     Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE:   KEY) is one of the nation's largest
 multiline financial services companies, with assets of approximately
 $87 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and
 commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking
 products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United
 States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company's businesses
 deliver their products and services through facilities located in 46 states; a
 network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers
 (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com(R), that provides account access and
 financial products 24 hours a day.
     Securities offered through McDonald Investments, a KeyCorp Company and
 member NASD/NYSE/SIPC are:
     * NOT FDIC INSURED    * NO BANK GUARANTEE    * MAY LOSE VALUE
 
 SOURCE  KeyCorp

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