Financial Institutions, Inc. to Participate in the D.A Davidson 17th Annual Financial Institutions Conference on May 12

WARSAW, N.Y., May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Financial Institutions, Inc., (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FISI) the parent Company of Five Star Bank and Scott Danahy Naylon Insurance, announced its participation in the D.A. Davidson & Co. 17th Annual Financial Institutions Conference being held in Denver, Colorado from May 12-13, 2015. On May 12, Financial Institutions, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer Martin K. Birmingham will be conducting one-on-one meetings with institutional investors and analysts to discuss the Company’s growth strategies and financial performance.

Conference participation is by invitation only and registration is mandatory. For more information on the conference, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact your D.A. Davidson & Co. representative. The investor slideshow presentation to be used at the conference can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at on May 12.

About Financial Institutions, Inc.

Financial Institutions, Inc. provides diversified financial services through its subsidiaries, Five Star Bank and Scott Danahy Naylon. Five Star Bank provides a wide range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, municipalities and businesses through a network of over 50 offices throughout Western and Central New York State. Scott Danahy Naylon provides a broad range of insurance services to personal and business clients across 44 states. Financial Institutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 650 individuals. The Company’s stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol FISI and is a member of the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index. Additional information is available at the Company’s website:

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain forward-looking statements as defined by federal securities laws. These statements may address issues that involve significant risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management. Actual results could differ materially from current beliefs or projections. There are a number of important factors that could affect the Company’s forward-looking statements, which include its ability to implement its strategic plan, its ability to redeploy investment assets into loan assets, whether it experiences greater credit losses than expected, breaches of its third party information systems, the attitudes and preferences of its customers, its ability to successfully integrate and profitably operate acquired businesses, the competitive environment, fluctuations in the fair value of securities in its investment portfolio, changes in the regulatory environment and general economic and credit market conditions nationally and regionally. For more information about these factors and other factors that could affect the Company’s forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q on file with the SEC. All of these factors should be carefully reviewed, and readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise these statements following the date of this press release.

For additional information contact: Kevin B. Klotzbach Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Phone: 585.786.1130 Email: Jordan Darrow Darrow Associates Phone: 631.367.1866 Email:

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