VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT:SAND, TSX:SSL) has remitted a US$10 million loan (the "Loan") to Luna Gold Corp. ("Luna") (TSX: LGC) in accordance with its previously announced commitment to issue a non-revolving loan facility to Luna (see press release dated September 10, 2012). The Loan is subject to interest at a rate of 12% per annum, subject to certain conditions, and will mature on June 30, 2017. The proceeds from the Loan will be used towards the Phase I expansion and exploration activities at Luna's Aurizona project in Brazil. ABOUT SANDSTORM GOLD Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is a gold streaming company. Sandstorm provides upfront financing for gold mining companies that are looking for capital and in return receives a gold streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the right to purchase a percentage of the life of mine gold produced, at a fixed price. Sandstorm is a non-operating gold mining company with a portfolio of nine gold streams, six of which are producing gold, and six net smelter return royalties. Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify its low cost production profile through the acquisition of additional gold streams. Sandstorm is focused on low cost operations with excellent exploration potential and strong management teams. Sandstorm has completed gold purchase or royalty agreements with Brigus Gold Corp., Canadian Zinc Corp., Colossus Minerals Inc., Columbus Gold Corp., Entrée Gold Inc., Glencore Xstrata plc, Luna Gold Corp., Magellan Minerals Ltd., Metanor Resources Inc., Mutiny Gold Ltd., Santa Fe Gold Corp., SilverCrest Mines Inc., Rambler Metals and Mining plc and Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. For more information visit: www.sandstormgold.com. CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm"). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, realization of mineral reserve estimates, and the timing and amount of estimated future production. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans", or similar terminology.