Sandy Spring Bancorp Declares Dividend of $0.18 Per Share

Sandy Spring Bancorp Declares Dividend of $0.18 Per Share  OLNEY, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 (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 on February 19, 2014 to shareholders of record on February 12, 2014. This dividend is equal to the dividend paid in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $0.02 more than the dividend paid in the first quarter of 2013.  Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. Logo  Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. logo  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: 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  Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. Logo