November 07, 2007

Approval of proposal by Allied Irish Banks

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced its approval of the proposal by Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., Dublin, Ireland, and M&T Bank Corporation, Buffalo, New York, to acquire Partners Trust Financial Group, Inc. and its banking and nonbanking subsidiaries, including Partners Trust Bank and Partners Trust Municipal Bank, all of Utica, New York.

Attached is the Board’s Order relating to this action.

Last Update: November 07, 2007