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Sandy Spring Bank Selected as a Baltimore Sun Top Workplace in 2012

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OLNEY, Md., Nov. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bank is proud to announce it has been named a Top Workplace in 2012 by The Baltimore Sun. The Olney based bank offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking and trust services in 49 community offices throughout Maryland and Virginia.

"We are honored to once again be named a Top Workplace in Baltimore," states Daniel J. Schrider, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This wouldn't happen without our employees building a great experience, every single day, for our clients – and each other."

As a Top Workplace recipient in 2010, Sandy Spring Bank continues to understand the importance of helping employees balance their family needs with their day-to-day work environment.

"We have the best team in the business, and it shows in the rapid growth we've enjoyed as a company, the success of our employees and the remarkable service and experience our clients receive daily," says Schrider.

Sandy Spring Bank prides itself on providing a competitive benefits package which includes a tuition assistance program, skills and wellness coaching, pet insurance as well as College Savings plans. Employee awards such as Teller Appreciation Day and the promotion of a diverse work environment are an integral part of the bank's unique culture.

"From the top down, this is a firm committed to acting in the best interests of our clients and the people who work here," said Jay O'Brien, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Retail Banking Group. "In this day and age, employees find it energizing to work for a company that has such high values."

About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:SASR) /Sandy Spring Bank

With $3.9 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.

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CONTACT: Marc Meoli 301-774-6400 x8476 mmeoli@sandyspringbank.com

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