Photo Release -- Sandy Spring Bancorp Announces Appointment of Chief Credit Officer

Photo Release -- Sandy Spring Bancorp Announces Appointment of Chief Credit

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:SASR) the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank, proudly announces the
appointment of Ronda McDowell as the bank's new Chief Credit Officer. Prior to
her promotion, Ms. McDowell served as the bank's Senior Vice President, Loan
Administration and Retail Senior Credit Officer.

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Ronda McDowell
  Ronda McDowell

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"We are delighted to announce the promotion of Ronda, which will complement
our expanded lending platforms and enhance the oversight of our credit and
lending functions," states Daniel J. Schrider, CEO of Sandy Spring Bank.
"Ronda's leadership over 18 years at Sandy Spring Bank has solidified her as
an excellent leader, manager, and colleague who lives our culture, values and
principles each day."

With over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, Ronda has
served in a variety of capacities and leadership roles within the Credit and
Lending Administration group. She has successfully integrated team members and
converted loan systems in four bank acquisitions and established an Asset
Based Lending Administration team to provide portfolio oversight of asset
based lines of credit.

She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and several
American Management Association trainings. She is also an active Board Member
of the Maryland Title Center. Ronda resides in Germantown, MD with her
husband, Tom and son Ryan.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp/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.comfor more information about
Sandy Spring Bank.

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CONTACT: Mandy Walsh

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