Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Dividend to $0.18 Per Share

Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Dividend to $0.18 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., Oct. 31, 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 $0.18 per
share payable November 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on November 13,
2013. This dividend represents an increase of $0.02 over the dividend paid in
the third quarter of 2013 and $0.04 compared to the dividend paid in the
fourth quarter of 2012.

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About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc./Sandy Spring Bank

With $4.1 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 www.sandyspringbank.com for more information about
Sandy Spring Bank.

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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