updated 4/14/2011 11:15:56 AM ET 2011-04-14T15:15:56

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) announced that investors will have an opportunity to listen to the company's annual meeting of stockholders on April 26, 2011.

A live audio webcast of the annual meeting will be available at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on April 26, 2011 at http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=163867 . Investors may also listen to the meeting by dialing 1-877-709-8150.

A replay of the call will be available until May 17, 2011 by calling 1-877-660-6853, account #240, ID #369373.

Upon completion of its pending merger with NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc., First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., will have more than $30 billion in assets, $18 billion in deposits and 340 branches across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.fnfg.com .

CONTACT:  Anthony M. Alessi
          Investor Relations Manager
          (716) 625-7692
          tony.alessi@fnfg.com
         
          Leslie G. Garrity
          Public Relations and
           Corporate Communications Manager
          (716) 819-5921
          leslie.garrity@fnfg.com

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