Five Star Bank Names Rocco N. Diina Vice President, Regional Residential Mortgage Sales Manager

WARSAW, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), today announced the hiring of Rocco N. Diina as Vice President, Regional Residential Mortgage Sales Manager. In his role, Mr. Diina is responsible for growing Five Star Bank’s mortgage business across the Western New York market in addition to managing the Bank’s mortgage sales staff.

Vice President, Regional Residential Mortgage Sales Manager for Five Star Bank

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“We are very pleased to have Rocco join our team at Five Star Bank,” said Charles J. Guarino, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Lending Executive. “He is a seasoned residential mortgage originator and team leader. He has received numerous top producer recognitions in Western New York and he will be a strong leader for our Buffalo-based residential mortgage team.”

Mr. Diina joined Five Star Bank with nearly 15 years of experience in Western New York mortgage banking. He most recently served as Vice President, Team Leader and Residential Mortgage Consultant at KeyBank. Previously, he was a Banking Officer and Residential Mortgage Consultant at M&T Bank.

Mr. Diina earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Canisius College and attended Canisius High School. He is a member of the Law Enforcement Foundation of WNY and a Hertel North Park Youth Baseball Coach. Mr. Diina lives in Buffalo with his wife and two children.

About Five Star Bank and Financial Institutions, Inc.

Five Star Bank provides a wide range of consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 50 offices and 70 ATMs throughout Western and Central New York State. Additional Five Star Bank information is available at, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Five Star Bank, Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC (“SDN”) and Courier Capital, LLC (“Courier Capital”) are subsidiaries of Financial Institutions, Inc. SDN provides a broad range of insurance services to personal and business clients across 45 states. Courier Capital provides customized investment management, investment consulting and retirement plan services to individuals, businesses, institutions, foundations and retirement plans. Financial Institutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 650 individuals. Financial Institutions, Inc. stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FISI. Additional information is available at

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