First Niagara Financial Group to Announce Second-Quarter 2013 Results on July 19, 2013

First Niagara Financial Group to Announce Second-Quarter 2013 Results on July
19, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Niagara Financial
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNFG), today announced that it will release 2013
second-quarter results before the market opens on Friday, July 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 1-888-664-9857,
Passcode: FNFG. A replay of the call will be available until August 2, 2013 by
dialing 1-800-677-4914, Passcode 5269.

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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