(Exhibit 10.9) Employment Agreement-Patrick C. Burke
This Employment Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of the 22nd day of October, 2001,
between FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INC. ("Employer" or "FII"), a financial holding company formed
under the laws of New York having its principal office at 220 Liberty Street, Warsaw, New York 14679 and
PATRICK C. BURKE ("Executive"), an individual residing at 1432 Clover Street, Brighton, New York 14610.
WHEREAS, Employer wishes to employ Executive in an executive capacity, as President of the Burke Group,
Inc. ("Burke Group") and as Senior Vice President of Finanical Institutions, Inc, and Executive wishes to accept
such employment on the terms and conditions set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, benefits and covenants herein contained,
Employer and Executive hereby agree as follows:
1. Effective Date; Term.
1.1 Effective Date. This Agreement shall be effective commencing on the date hereof (the "Effective Date").
1.2 Initial Term. Employer employs Executive, and Executive accepts such employment, commencing on the
Effective Date (the "Initial Term") through January 1, 2005.
1.3 Renewal Term. This Agreement will automatically renew for successive three year terms (each a "Renewal
Term") upon the expiration of the Initial Term or a subsequent Renewal Term unless either party provides written
notice to the other at least ninety (90) days before the end of the Initial Term or Renewal Term that such party
does intend to renew this Agreement upon the expiration thereof.
1.4 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal
Term as provided in Sections 4.1 and 4.4 of this Agreement (see Early Retired Employee).
2. Scope of Employment.
2.1 Position and Duties. During the term of this Agreement, Employer shall employ Executive to serve as the
President of Burke Group and Senior Vice President of Financial Instit