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

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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 for more information about Sandy Spring Bank.

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