Sandstorm Metals & Energy Announces the Issuance of

Sandstorm Metals & Energy Announces the Issuance of Restricted Share
Rights and Stock Options 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 -- The board
of directors of Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the
"Company") (TSX VENTURE:SND) have approved the issuance of 2,153,000
restricted share rights and 2,000,000 stock options, both of which
were issued after market close today, December 21, 2012. The stock
options have a five year term with an exercise price based on today's
closing price. The restricted share rights and stock options were
issued to officers, directors and employees of the Company and were
granted pursuant to Sandstorm's Restricted Share Plan and Stock
Option Plan.  
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. is the world's first diversified
streaming company. Sandstorm provides upfront financing to resource
companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives a
commodity streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the
right to purchase a percentage of the commodity produced, for the
life of the asset, at a fixed price. Sandstorm has acquired a
portfolio of seven commodity streams in copper, palladium, oil,
natural gas and coal. Sandstorm plans to grow its production base
through the acquisition of additional commodity streams. 
Sandstorm Metals & Energy is focused on low cost operations with
excellent exploration potential and strong management teams.
Sandstorm has completed commodity purchase agreements with Colossus
Minerals Inc., Donner Metals Ltd., Novadx Ventures Corp., Terrex
Energy Inc., and Thunderbird Energy Corp.  
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Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the
information presented constitutes "forward-looking information" or
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable
Canadian securities legislation. 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.
Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that
have been made by Sandstorm as at t
he date of such information and is
subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or
achievements of Sandstorm to be materially different from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including
but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic
conditions; the absence of control over operations from which
Sandstorm will purchase commodities and risks related to those
operations, including risks related to international operations,
government and environmental regulation, actual results of current
exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and
changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined;
problems inherent to the marketability of commodities; industry
conditions, including fluctuations in the price of commodities,
fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in interest
rates; stock market volatility; competition; as well as those factors
discussed in the section entitled "Risks to Sandstorm" in Sandstorm's
annual report for the financial year ended December 31, 2011.
Although Sandstorm has attempted to identify important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained
in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause
results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be
no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as
actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not
place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Sandstorm does
not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is
contained or incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance
with applicable securities laws. Sandstorm does not provide any
representation as to its comparability with other companies in its
industry including, but not limited to, Franco-Nevada Corporation,
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
Nolan Watson
President & Chief Executive Officer
(604) 689-0234 
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
Denver Harris
Investor Relations Contact
(604) 628-1178
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