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First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Message Board

  • gycal gycal Dec 29, 1999 12:04 PM Flag

    Great Synergy

    NBCP and CNYF provide a synergy that will provide
    considerable value...great strategy by management. It a setup
    for the next step...dont be surprised to see a buyer
    show up for NBCP in the immediate future

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    • Unless someone knows otherwise, this company is
      structured in such a way that it can never be sold. I am
      somewhat familiar with a quasi-public and mutual mix, but
      this one put all of the mutual side into a community
      fund. Therefore they give all the money away don't
      they? And take tax advantage of the same? The beauty of
      this move is to give the upper management all sorts of
      stock options and perks without the fear of the stock
      holders demanding a sale because the stock is doing
      poorly. Really it is the best of both worlds for the
      management and sucks for the shareholders becuase they are
      in effect powerless to demand change.
      Bet you
      wish your job was structured like this.

      • 1 Reply to JCIAUS
      • Look at the insider activity, it is very weak so
        why aren't the insiders buying? Maybe becasue they
        get the stock through a benefits/bonus process and
        wouldn't buy into otherwise. Makes you wonder about the
        insiders faith in the bank, or better maybe not the bank,
        but the value of the stock for the future.
        know I miss Buffalo, and still go back when I can, but
        this is very typical of how things work up there in
        Western New York.

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