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Five Star Bank Serves its Communities Through Volunteering is a Work of HEART Day

October 4, 2022

WARSAW, N.Y., September 28, 2022 Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), held Volunteering is a Work of HEART Day on September 21, 2022, a company-wide community service event that paired associates with non-profit organizations to complete projects that make meaningful differences in the lives of others.


“Volunteering is a Work of HEART Day represents everything we stand for at Five Star Bank.  Our team is humble, empowered, ambitious, resilient and transparent. By coming together and partnering with incredible organizations across our footprint, we are creating measurable impacts and helping our communities thrive,” said Five Star Bank President and CEO Martin K. Birmingham.


As part of Volunteering is a Work of HEART Day, most Five Star Bank branches and offices closed early to allow associates to come together and dedicate their time and talent to better communities across the Bank’s Upstate New York footprint.  More than 350 associates volunteered a total of at least 720 hours for over 30 different organizations as part of the service day.


Among the organizations supported by Five Star Bank and its affiliates as part of this service day were Booker T. Washington Community Center, Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, Old First Ward Community Center, The Salvation Army’s Long Point Camp, The Teacher’s Desk, United for the Troops, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard, as well as various YMCA and Community Action sites across Western and Central New York.


About Financial Institutions, Inc. and Five Star Bank

Financial Institutions, Inc. provides diversified financial services through its subsidiaries Five Star Bank, SDN Insurance Agency, LLC (“SDN”), Courier Capital, LLC (“Courier Capital”) and HNP Capital, LLC (“HNP Capital”). Five Star Bank provides a wide range of consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 45 offices throughout Western and Central New York State and a commercial loan production office in Ellicott City (Baltimore), Maryland. SDN provides a broad range of insurance services to personal and business clients. Courier Capital and HNP Capital provide customized investment management, investment consulting and retirement plan services to individuals, businesses, institutions, foundations, and retirement plans. Financial Institutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 650 individuals. The Company’s stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol FISI. Additional information is available at


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