Sandy Spring Bank Wins Workplace Excellence Awards

Sandy Spring Bank Wins Workplace Excellence Awards

OLNEY, Md., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bank has again
been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence with the "Workplace
Excellence Seal of Approval" award as well as a "Health & Wellness Seal of
Approval" award winner. The Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval recognizes
companies that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work,
home, and in the community. For the 11^th consecutive year, Sandy Spring Bank
has met the criteria necessary to win this award.

"There is no greater joy for me than to work with such an engaged set of team
members who share the same passion, pride, and love for Sandy Spring Bank as I
do," states Dawn Weglein, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. "Sandy
Spring Bank has the best team in the business and it shows every day in the
continued remarkable service we provide our clients. We are honored to accept
the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval."

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence is a non-profit group that supports the
pursuit of workplace excellence with training and education, awards of
recognition and community awareness. By providing a portfolio of services that
allows employers to build excellent places to work, companies have additional
resources to ensure their employees receive exceptional workplace experiences.
For more information on Alliance for Workplace Excellence please visit

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:SASR) /Sandy Spring Bank

With $3.9 billion in assets, Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. 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 investment
management services. Visit for more information about
Sandy Spring Bank.

CONTACT: Mandy Walsh

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