First Niagara Financial Group to Announce First Quarter 2013 Results on April 19, 2013

First Niagara Financial Group to Announce First Quarter 2013 Results on April
19, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG), today announced that it will release 2013 first
quarter results before the market opens on Friday, April 19, 2013. A
conference call will follow at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, during which
management will discuss the Company's financial performance, followed by a
question-and-answer session.

Those wishing to participate in the call may dial toll-free 1-888-324-3414,
Passcode: FNFG. A replay of the call will be available until May 2, 2013 by
dialing 1-866-421-6880, Passcode 2563.

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
www.firstniagara.com.

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