A week after striking a deal to sell 37 branches to KeyCorp, First Niagara Financial Group Inc. in Buffalo announced Friday that it is selling an additional 27 branches to two more upstate New York rivals.

The $31 billion-asset First Niagara is divesting branches as part of its planned acquisition of 195 New York and Connecticut branches from HSBC Bank USA. The Justice Department ordered it to sell 26 branches of the HSBC branches and First Niagara is selling dozens more on its own in markets where branches would overlap.

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