Sandy Spring Bancorp Increases Cash Dividend to $0.24 Per Share

OLNEY, Md., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:SASR), announced today that the board of directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.24 per share payable on November 18, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 11, 2015. This is an increase of $0.02 over the dividend paid in the third quarter of 2015 and $0.04 over the fourth quarter of 2014.  With strong, consistent earnings from core operations, Bancorp has increased the dividend seven times in the past four years.

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 $4.6 billion in assets, the bank operates 44 community offices and six financial centers across the region. Visit www.sandyspringbank.com for more information.

CONTACT: For additional information or questions, please 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