First Niagara Financial Group To Announce First Quarter 2013 Results On April 19, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG), today announced that it will release 2013 first quarter results before the market opens on Friday, April 19, 2013. A conference call will follow at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, during which management will discuss the Company's financial performance, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Those wishing to participate in the call may dial toll-free 1-888-324-3414, Passcode: FNFG.  A replay of the call will be available until May 2, 2013 by dialing 1-866-421-6880, Passcode 2563.

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, $37 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, 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