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Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2015

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

(216) 689-3000

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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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

On October 30, 2015, KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (First Niagara) issued a joint press release announcing the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, First Niagara will merge with and into KeyCorp, with KeyCorp as the surviving corporation in the merger. A copy of the joint press release announcing the transaction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

In addition, KeyCorp intends to provide supplemental information regarding the proposed transaction in connection with presentations to analysts and investors. A copy of the slides that will be made available in connection with the presentations is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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In addition to factors previously disclosed in KeyCorps and First...