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Sandy Spring Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend Of $0.14 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:SASR), the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, announced that the board of directors has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.14 per share payable February 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on February 13, 2013. This dividend equals the dividend paid in the fourth quarter of 2012 and is an increase of $0.04 compared to the dividend paid in the first quarter of 2012.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc./Sandy Spring Bank

With $4.0 billion in assets, Sandy Spring Bancorp is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank and its principal subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc. Sandy Spring Bancorp is the largest publicly traded banking company headquartered and operating in Maryland. Sandy Spring is a community banking organization that focuses its lending and other services on businesses and consumers in the local market area. Independent and community-oriented, Sandy Spring Bank was founded in 1868 and offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking and trust services through 49 community offices in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties in Virginia. Through its subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services. Visit www.sandyspringbank.com to locate an ATM near you or for more information about Sandy Spring Bank.

The Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4138

CONTACT: For additional information or questions, please contact:
         Daniel J. Schrider, President & Chief Executive Officer, or
         Philip J. Mantua, Executive V.P. & Chief Financial Officer
         Sandy Spring Bancorp
         17801 Georgia Avenue
         Olney, Maryland 20832
         1-800-399-5919
         E-mail: DSchrider@sandyspringbank.com
                 PMantua@sandyspringbank.com
         Web site: www.sandyspringbank.com

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