Conditions of Growth, Economic Analysis - Research Report on First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and LSI Corporation

February 16, 2012

HONG KONG--(Marketwire -02/16/12)- Today, www.EquityLeader.com introduced research coverage of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG - News) and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI - News). Full research reports are available to readers at: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm1=FNFG&sm2=LSI.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experienced in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Equity Leader has decided to cover First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. for its current position within the financial industry. First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. provides a range of retail and commercial banking, as well as other financial services, through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A. (the Bank). A copy of this report detailing First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG - News) is available at: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm1=FNFG.

Equity Leader is also taking note of LSI Corporation for its changing role within the technology industry. LSI Corporation (LSI) designs, develops and markets storage and networking semiconductors and storage systems. LSI provides silicon-to-system solutions that are used at the core of products that create, store, consume and transport digital information. To download free research on LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI - News) investors may visit: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm2=LSI.

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