First Niagara Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference Call Available April 24, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG), today announced that investors will have an opportunity to listen to the company's annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Those wishing to listen to the meeting may dial toll-free 1-800-988-9485, Passcode: 4185425. Presentation slides will be used during the meeting and are available under the investor relations tab of the company's website, A replay of the meeting will be available until May 24, 2013 by dialing 1-800-756-0584. Please note that those participating over the phone will be placed in listen only mode.

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 430 branches, $37 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Investors: Ram Shankar Senior Vice President, Investor Relations (716) 270-8623 News Media: David Lanzillo Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications (716) 819-5780 david.lanzillo@fnfg.comSource:First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.