Sandy Spring Bank Appoints George Cave as Senior Vice President and Northern Virginia Market Leader

Sandy Spring Bank Appoints George Cave as Senior Vice President and Northern
Virginia Market Leader

OLNEY, Md., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bank
(Nasdaq:SASR)has announced the appointment of George Cave as Senior Vice
President and Commercial Banking Division Leader. He is responsible for
Business Development and Relationship Management in Northern Virginia
including Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.

"We're glad to have George on board to lead our team of experienced bankers,"
said Jay O'Brien, Executive Vice President for Commercial and Retail Banking
at Sandy Spring Bank. "Our organization will benefit greatly from George's
expertise in commercial lending and business development as we continue to
grow our company in Northern Virginia and execute on our mission of improving
the financial lives of our clients, shareholders and communities. We will look
to leverage George's extensive knowledge and experience in the banking
industry to expand relationships and continue to gain market share."

Cave joins Sandy Spring Bank with over 35 years of experience in the banking
industry. He earned a BS in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce from
the University of Virginia and is a past chairman of the Fairfax Chamber of
Commerce and a board member of the NOVEC Energy Solutions. In addition, he has
previously held Board positions with the American Heart Association,
Alexandria Hospital and CASA of Northern Virginia.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Sandy Spring Bank and to step into the Market
Leader role for Northern Virginia," said Cave. "As a resident and someone who
has worked in this dynamic market for nearly three decades, I'm confident that
Sandy Spring Bank's reputation as a Client-focused, community oriented
organization is the catalyst for successful growth in the coming years."

George resides in Fairfax Station, VA with his wife Catherine. They have three
adult children and have lived in Fairfax since 1985.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp/Sandy Spring Bank

With $4.2 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 46 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: Mandy Walsh
         301-260-3614
         awalsh@sandyspringbank.com

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