BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) has promoted Avi Patel to serve as the multi-state bank's chief marketing officer.
Patel holds NASD series 7, 66 and 24 licenses and the CAIA designation from The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.About First Niagara First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 430 branches, approximately $36 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 www.firstniagara.com .
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