M&T Bank Continues Small Business Lending Focus in 2012, Remaining 6th Nationally in Total U.S. Small Business Administration

    M&T Bank Continues Small Business Lending Focus in 2012, Remaining 6th
         Nationally in Total U.S. Small Business Administration Loans

After Making Most SBA 7(a) Loans in Baltimore, Buffalo, Philadelphia,
Rochester, Syracuse, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, M&T Targets New Jersey
for Future Loan Growth

PR Newswire

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --M&T Bank ranked as the leading
lender in Baltimore, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Washington,
D.C, and Wilmington and finished 6^th nationally ranked by total loans made
through the U.S. Small Business Administration's most popular loan program in
the federal fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.

M&T issued 1,089 of the SBA's 7(a) loans for $121.8 million. The 7(a) program
is the SBA's largest loan program providing operating capital to small
business.

M&T has been the leading SBA lender in most of its core markets for more than
a decade. M&T made 134 SBA 7(a) loans in the New York City District last year,
ranking second in total loans. M&T recently announced plans to acquire Hudson
City Savings Bank, which will make M&T the fifth largest bank by deposit share
in the state of New Jersey.

While Hudson City Savings Bank has historically focused more of its lending on
home mortgages, M&T Bank expects to add small business lending programs
throughout the Hudson City branches pending final regulatory and shareholder
approval of the merger.

The merger has been approved by the boards of directors of each company, and
is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval
by M&T's and Hudson City's common shareholders.

"Through our partnership with the SBA, we were able to invest almost $122
million to help small businesses in our communities start and grow businesses,
creating new jobs," said Janet Coletti, senior vice president for business
banking at M&T. "We look forward to the opportunity to extend our small
business lending expertise into the 135 Hudson City Savings Bank branches in
New Jersey, Connecticut and the New York City metro area."

Additional information about M&T's small business products and services can be
found at www.mtb.com/business.

M&T Bank, founded in 1856, is one of the top 20 independent commercial bank
holding companies in the nation, with $80 billion in assets and 750 branch
offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West
Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Read more about M&T Bank online at
www.mtb.com/newsroom.

Media Contact Information:

Delaware: Megen Morris (302)651-1462

Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C.: Philip Hosmer
(410)949-3042

New York: Chet Bridger (716)842-5182

SOURCE M&T Bank

Website: http://www.mtb.com
 
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