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Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Dividend to $0.22 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., Jan. 29, 2015 (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 $0.22 per share payable on February 18, 2015 to shareholders of record on February 11, 2015. This is an increase of $0.02 over the dividend paid in the fourth quarter of 2014 and $0.04 over the first quarter of 2014.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc./Sandy Spring Bank

With $4.4 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 Bank traces its origin to 1868, making it among the oldest banking institutions in the region. 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 offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking and trust services through 44 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

Source:Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.