Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.26 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., Oct. 27, 2016 (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 $0.26 per share payable on November 16, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 9, 2016. This is the sixth increase in the dividend over the last 16 linked quarters. The increase is $0.02 per share more than the dividends paid in the third quarter of 2016 and in the fourth quarter of 2015.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc./Sandy Spring Bank

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Olney, Maryland, is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank. Independent and community-oriented, Sandy Spring Bank offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking, mortgage and trust services throughout central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. market. Through its subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc., Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services. With $4.8 billion in assets, the bank operates 44 community offices and six financial centers across the region. Visit www.sandyspringbank.com for more information.

For additional information or questions, please contact: Daniel J. Schrider, President & Chief Executive Officer, or Philip J. Mantua, E.V.P. & Chief Financial Officer Sandy Spring Bancorp 17801 Georgia Avenue Olney, Maryland 20832 1-800-399-5919 Email: DSchrider@sandyspringbank.com PMantua@sandyspringbank.com Web site: www.sandyspringbank.com Media Contact: Jen Schell 301-570-8331 jschell@sandyspringbank.com

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