M&T Bank Donates $250,000 To Sandy Relief Effort;

              M&T Bank Donates $250,000 To Sandy Relief Effort;

Will Also Match Contributions from M&T Employees, Directors and Retirees and
Accept Public Contributions at All M&T Branches

PR Newswire

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --M&T Bank announced today that it
will make an immediate contribution of $250,000 to the American Red Cross to
assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. M&T will also match all contributions made
to the Red Cross by its employees, directors and retirees. M&T will accept
contributions from the public at any of its more than 700 branches.

"This was one of the worst storms to ever hit some of the communities served
by M&T Bank along the East Coast. Many communities have suffered unimaginable
devastation and we're joining together with our employees, associates,
customers and neighbors to help the Red Cross aid in the relief effort," said
M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers.

The bank is also offering lending assistance to small businesses and consumers
impacted by the hurricane. For additional information, please visit

Visit www.mtb.com to find the nearest M&T Bank location. M&T Bank is the
principal bank subsidiary of Buffalo-based M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB),
which serves customers at branch offices located in New York, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Media contact information:

Delaware: Megen Morris (302)651-1462

Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia: Philip Hosmer

New York: Chet Bridger (716)842-5182


Website: http://www.mtb.com
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