Five Star Bank Participates In Coats For Kids Programs

- 750 Coats Given to Students in Nine Schools

- Collection Boxes in Eight Five Star Bank Branches until December 2nd

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Star Bank ("Five Star" or the "Bank"), subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), is donating 750 winter coats to elementary school children who might otherwise not have adequate outdoor clothing. The coats are being delivered this month to nine schools located in communities across Western New York where Five Star Bank operates.

In addition, the Bank is participating in the Coats for Kids Winter Coat Drive with 13WHAM ABC and MVP Health. Collection boxes are located in the following eight Five Star Bank branches in the Rochester area until December 2 nd:
  • Brighton - 1940 Monroe Avenue
  • Brockport - 2 West Avenue
  • Chili Center - 3177 Chili Avenue
  • Greece - 2833 West Ridge Road
  • Henrietta - 765 Calkins Road
  • Honeoye Falls - 166 West Main Street
  • Rochester - 395 Westfall Road in CityGate
  • Victor - 3 West Main Street

Coats collected will be donated to the following local organizations and schools:  IBERO; Conkey Cruisers; RCSD School No. 2; PUC Achieve Charter School; RCSD School No. 43; RCSD School No. 50; RCSD School No. 58; Geneva Courtyard Apartments; Boys & Girls Club of Rochester; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; and Judicial Process Commission (JPC).

"We are so pleased to participate once again in these programs that support children in our communities," stated Martin K. Birmingham, President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Star. "We are excited to partner with our customers and community residents to fill the collection boxes over the next ten days and make this the most successful coat drive yet. The snow and cold we experienced over the past few days serves as a reminder of the importance of protective clothing. Not all who live in our area can afford to provide these essentials for their children and we strongly believe in initiatives that help the children stay warm."

About Five Star BankFive Star Bank provides a wide range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 50 offices and 60 ATMs throughout Western and Central New York State. More information on Five Star Bank is available through the company's website at www.five-starbank.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Five Star Bank is a subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. ("FII"), a publicly-traded company. FII provides diversified financial services through its subsidiaries Five Star Bank, Scott Danahy Naylon and Courier Capital. FII and its subsidiaries employ approximately 700 individuals. The company's stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol FISI. Additional information is available on the company's website: www.fiiwarsaw.com.
Five Star Bank Contact:Shelly J. Doran(585) 627-1362 or sjdoran@five-starbank.com

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