Sandy Spring Bank Recognized by Forbes for the 12th Consecutive Year

Forbes 2017 America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies

Sandy Spring Bancorp, the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank, was recently recognized by Forbes magazine once again as one of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies in America.  This is the 12th consecutive year that the bank has earned this prestigious honor.

“I thank our clients for putting their trust in us and our employees for providing dedicated, remarkable and personal service,” said Daniel Schrider, President and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank.  “We have created a unique culture that really values our employees and encourages them to become lifelong advocates for our clients.  This differentiates us in a highly competitive market and further solidifies our position as a premier bank in the Greater Washington D.C. region.”

Following record earnings last year and in the first quarter of 2017, Sandy Spring Bank announced in May that it will acquire WashingtonFirst Bank later this year. With combined assets of approximately $7.5 billion, Sandy Spring Bank will become the largest, locally-headquartered community bank in the region. 

“With exciting growth and expansion on our horizon, we remain committed to always putting our clients’ needs first and continuing to add value to the communities we serve,” said Schrider. “Our client relationships are built on trust, and we work hard to earn and maintain that trust every day—just as we have been for nearly 150 years.”

In addition to this Forbes recognition, Sandy Spring Bank was also recently named an Innovation Award winner by the Customer Experience Professionals Association. This award recognizes companies around the world whose efforts have significant positive effects on their organizations' endeavors to revolutionize and improve customers' experiences.

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 $5.2 billion in assets, the bank operates 44 community offices and six financial centers across the region.

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