Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Dividend to $0.16 Per Share

Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Dividend to $0.16 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:SASR), the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, announced that the
board of directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.16 per
share payable May 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on May 8, 2013. This
dividend is an increase of $0.02 compared to the dividend paid in the first
quarter of 2013 and is an increase of $0.04 compared to the dividend paid in
the second quarter of 2012.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc./Sandy Spring Bank

With $3.9 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 for more information about
Sandy Spring Bank.

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
         Web site:

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