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Sandy Spring Bank Wins Workplace Excellence Awards

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OLNEY, Md., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bank has again been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence with the "Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval" award as well as a "Health & Wellness Seal of Approval" award winner. The Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval recognizes companies that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, home, and in the community. For the 11th consecutive year, Sandy Spring Bank has met the criteria necessary to win this award.

"There is no greater joy for me than to work with such an engaged set of team members who share the same passion, pride, and love for Sandy Spring Bank as I do," states Dawn Weglein, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. "Sandy Spring Bank has the best team in the business and it shows every day in the continued remarkable service we provide our clients. We are honored to accept the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval."

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence is a non-profit group that supports the pursuit of workplace excellence with training and education, awards of recognition and community awareness. By providing a portfolio of services that allows employers to build excellent places to work, companies have additional resources to ensure their employees receive exceptional workplace experiences. For more information on Alliance for Workplace Excellence please visit http://www.excellentworkplace.org.

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.

CONTACT: Mandy Walsh 301-260-3614 awalsh@sandyspringbank.com

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