First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. To Attend Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2013 Boston Bank Conference

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Koelmel, Chief Banking Officer Daniel E. Cantara and Chief Financial Officer Gregory W. Norwood will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2013 Boston Bank Conference at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 th. Mr. Cantara and Mr. Norwood will be available during the course of the day for one-on-one investor meetings. The presentation will be webcast live, and can be accessed within the investor relations section on the Company's website at www.firstniagara.com. 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 that currently has approximately $38 billion in assets, $29 billion in deposits, 430 branches and 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.
CONTACT: First Niagara Contacts                  Investors:         Ram Shankar         Senior Vice President, Investor Relations         (716) 270-8623         ram.shankar@fnfg.com                  News Media:         David Lanzillo         Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications         (716) 819-5780         david.lanzillo@fnfg.com