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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   November 28, 2012

Financial Institutions, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York 0-26481 16-0816610
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
220 Liberty Street, Warsaw, New York   14569
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   585-786-1100

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 28, 2012, Financial Institutions, Inc. issued a press release announcing the declaration of a cash dividend of $0.16 per common share. The Company also announced dividends of $0.75 per share on Series A 3% Preferred Stock and $2.12 per share on Series B-1 8.48% Preferred Stock. All dividends are payable on January 2, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 17, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release issued by Financial Institutions, Inc. on November 28, 2012.


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.

    Financial Institutions, Inc.
November 28, 2012   By:   /s/ Karl F. Krebs
        Name: Karl F. Krebs
        Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release issued by Financial Institutions, Inc. on November 28, 2012.