August 30, 2012 at 09:27 AM EDT
Western New York Investors Conference Announces Participating Companies for 2012

The Founding Committee of the Western New York Investors Conference announced today the presenting companies for its 2012 conference, which is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2012. The conference will be held at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, located at 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, New York, with presentations beginning at 7:55 am ET and running through 2:30 pm ET.

At this year’s WNY Investors Conference, 19 publicly-traded companies are scheduled to present their strategies, financial performance and future outlook to institutional investors and analysts from throughout the United States. These companies span a broad range of industries, years in business and market capitalization levels, with many serving customers worldwide.

The following are the companies making presentations this year:

Arista Power, Inc. (OTCBB:ASPW) Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO)
Columbus McKinnon (NASDAQ:CMCO) Community Bank Systems (NASDAQ:CBU)
Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTGX) Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:DFRH)
Evans Bancorp (NYSE MKT:EVBN) First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG)
Gas Natural (NYSE MKT:EGAS) Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROCK)
Graham Corporation (NYSE MKT:GHM) Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG)
M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) MOD-PAC Corp. (NASDAQ:MPAC)
National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND)
Sovran Self Storage (NYSE:SSS) Synacor, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC)
Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS)

The WNY Investors Conference provides an excellent opportunity for institutional investors and analysts from within and outside the region to discover the diverse investment opportunities in Western and Upstate New York, as well as others from outside the region. Many of the presenting companies have grown at a faster pace than their regional economies through diversification, distinct competitive strategies and strong management teams.

Institutional investors, analysts and financial advisors who would like to attend the conference can register online at www.wnyinvest.org or contact Matthew Murtha, Kei Advisors LLC, at 716-846-1369 or mmurtha@keiadvisors.com.

Sponsors for this year’s conference include: Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP; Bob Wright Creative; Business Wire; Chakra Communications; Constellation Brands, Inc.; FreedMaxick, CPAs, P.C.; Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP; Kei Advisors LLC; The New York Stock Exchange; NASDAQ; R.R. Donnelly; PR Newswire; Time Warner Cable; ViaVid Communications; and WorkflowOne.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Western New York Investors Conference was formed in 2002 by the public companies in the Western New York region to broaden the exposure of the quality and potential of these businesses with headquarters or major operations in the area with an audience of institutional investors, analysts and financial advisors. These companies feature a variety of industries, represent a full range of market capitalization and have, in most cases, well exceeded the economic growth of the region through diversification, distinct competitive strategies and strong management teams. The founding companies are comprised of representatives from The Bullfinch Fund of WNY; Constellation Brands Inc.; Eastman Kodak Company; Graham Corporation; Gibraltar Industries; Greatbatch, Inc.; Kei Advisors LLC; M&T Bank Corp.; and Sovran Self Storage, Inc.

For more information and conference registration please log on to www.wnyinvest.org.

Contacts:

Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah Pawlowski, 716.843.3908
dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com
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