BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG) today announced that Brian M. Dempsey has been named Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller reporting to Gregory W. Norwood, First Niagara's Chief Financial Officer. Dempsey will also serve as the Company's Principal Accounting Officer.
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Dempsey previously served as Director of Finance Accounting and brings to his new position more than 15 years of leadership experience in corporate finance and public accounting. He joined the company in October 2009 as Corporate Reporting Manager. Prior to joining First Niagara, Dempsey was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he worked for 10 years auditing various banks and financial service companies.
"Brian is a highly respected member of our finance team and has demonstrated that he is the right person to lead this important function," said Norwood. "I have every confidence that he will continue to drive a disciplined approach to our financial reporting."
Dempsey earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Canisius College and is a certified public accountant.
About First Niagara
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 410 branches, $38 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,800 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For additional information on First Niagara, visit us at www.firstniagara.com, follow us on Twitter @FirstNiagara, or like us on Facebook at FirstNiagaraBank.
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