BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) announced today that investors will have an opportunity to listen to a webcast of the Company's strategy and outlook as it presents at the Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. East Coast Financial Services Conference at approximately 8:20 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The conference presentation will be webcast and can be accessed by visiting http://www.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/SOP_201011, or teleconferenced by calling 1-877-253-8059, passcode: 1079263715#. The presentation will also be available for viewing in the presentations link within the investor relations tab of the Company's website at . The presentation will be archived for approximately 90 days following the event.
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., has $21 billion in assets, 256 branches and $13 billion in deposits. First Niagara Bank is a multi-state community-oriented bank with about 3,800 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses. Upon completion of its pending merger with NewAlliance Bancorp, Inc. -- subject to customary closing conditions including approvals from regulators and shareholders -- First Niagara will have more than $29 billion in assets, $18 billion in deposits and 340 branches across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit .
CONTACT: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. Officer Contacts John R. Koelmel, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Harrington, Chief Financial Officer Anthony M. Alessi, Investor Relations Manager (716) 625-7692 firstname.lastname@example.org Leslie G. Garrity, Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager (716) 819-5921 email@example.com