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TheStreet Open House

First Niagara's CEO Presents At Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference (Transcript)

First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (FNFG)

Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference Transcript

September 11, 2012 4:15 PM ET

Executives

John Koelmel - President and CEO

Greg Norwood - Chief Financial Officer

Ram Shankar - Head, Investor Relations

Analysts

Matthew Keating - Barclays Capital

Presentation

Matthew Keating - Barclays Capital

Good afternoon. My name is Matthew Keating, and I work on the U.S. Banks Research team here at Barclays. We are very pleased to have First Niagara Financial Group presenting this afternoon. First Niagara is a community oriented bank, which provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. At the end of the second quarter it has $35 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, 430 branches and approximately 6,000 employees.

We are very pleased to have President and CEO, John Koelmel presenting. Also in attendance from the company are CFO, Greg Norwood; and Ram Shankar, Head of Investor Relations.

With that, I will turn it over to John.

John Koelmel

Thank you very much, Matt. Good afternoon, everyone. We appreciate sticking with us as we better clean up today. It’s good to be back. I forgotten, a year ago I missed those conference, we’ll be polite about it. I tore a muscle in my posterior, and was -- would really immobilize for couple of days. So it’s good to be up and above, and appreciate the opportunity to be in front of you again.

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