Great Lakes Bancorp 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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On January 30, 2008, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (“First Niagara”) and Great Lakes Bancorp, Inc. (“Great Lakes”), the holding company for Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, jointly announced that they had received all necessary regulatory approvals to proceed with the acquisition of Great Lakes by First Niagara. Additionally, the companies announced that all election materials for receipt of cash or First Niagara stock in the exchange were mailed on or about January 14, 2008 and that the election period will expire on February 11, 2008. A copy of the press release is included as exhibit 99.1 to this report.
As previously reported, on September 10, 2007 First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., the holding company for First Niagara Bank, and Great Lakes Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, jointly announced that they had entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger under which Great Lakes will merge into First Niagara. It is expected that the acquisition will be completed in the first quarter of 2008.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.