First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. To Attend Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Koelmel will present at the Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 th. During the course of the day, First Niagara Chief Financial Officer Gregory W. Norwood will be available for one-on-one investor meetings. Mr. Koelmel's presentation will be webcast live, and can be accessed within the investor relations section on the Company's website at . The presentation will be archived for approximately 90 days following the event.

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with nearly 430 branches, approximately $35 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit .
CONTACT: First Niagara Contacts                  Investors:         Ram Shankar         Senior Vice President, Investor Relations         (716) 270-8623                  News Media:         David Lanzillo         Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications         (716) 819-5780