EX-23 2 a14-26543_1ex23.htm EX-23

Exhibit 23


Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


The Board of Directors
Northwest Bancshares, Inc.:


We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements (333-153685, 333-130172, 333-178077, 333-170624 and 333-169740) on Form S-8 of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. of our reports dated February 27, 2015, with respect to the consolidated statements of financial condition of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the related statements of income, comprehensive income, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2014, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, which reports appear in the December 31, 2014 annual report on Form 10-K of Northwest Bancshares, Inc.




Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


February 27, 2015