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M&T Bank celebrates 160 years in business

Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "M&T Day" in Buffalo
Posted at 9:02 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 21:02:27-04

On August 29th, 1856, M&T Bank first opened its doors.  Back then, it was called "Manufacturers and Traders Bank."

160 years later, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown officially named a day after the bank.

Brown proclaimed August 29, 2016 as "M&T Day" during a big party at M&T Plaza in downtown Buffalo.  The celebration included an outdoor concert, and a picnic-themed lunch to celebrate the major milestone.

Established as "Manufacturers and Traders Bank" at Two East Swan Street in downtown Buffalo on August 29, 1856, M&T has grown to become one of Western New York's top private-sector employers and one of the 20 largest, independent U.S. based commercial banks.