Sandy Spring Bank

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Olney, Maryland and operating in the Washington metropolitan area.

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
TypePublic company
Russell 2000 Index Component
Founded1868; 153 years ago (1868)
HeadquartersOlney, Maryland, U.S.
Number of locations
55 branches and 6 financial centers
Area served
Washington metropolitan area
Key people
Daniel J. Schrider, President and CEO
ProductsFinancial services
Increase $0.100 billion (2018)
Total assetsIncrease $8.243 billion (2018)
Total equityIncrease $1.067 billion (2018)
Number of employees
932 (2018)
Footnotes / references

Current operationsEdit

The company operates the following subsidiaries:[2]


In 1868, farmers who were Quakers founded Sandy Spring Bank to pool their savings to make home loans to their neighbors.[3]

In December 2001, the company acquired Chesapeake Insurance Group of Annapolis and renamed it Sandy Spring Insurance Corp.[4]

In February 2007, the bank acquired Potomac Bank of Virginia for $64.7 million.[5][6]

In June 2007, the bank acquired County National Bank of Glen Burnie for $44.1 million.[7][8]

During the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the company received an investment of $82 million from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The investment was repaid in December 2010, making Sandy Spring one of the first community banks in the Washington metropolitan area to repay its TARP investment.[9]

In January 2009, Daniel J. Schrider was promoted to chief executive officer, succeeding Hunter R. Hollar. Schrider joined the company as a lender in 1989.[10]

In May 2012, the bank acquired CommerceFirst Bank of Annapolis for $25.4 million.[11][12]

In February 2016, the bank opened its first branch in the District of Columbia.[13][14]

In August 2016, Sandy Spring Insurance acquired The Advantage Group.[15]

In January 2018, the bank acquired WashingtonFirst Bank for $489 million, creating the largest community bank headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Sandy Spring Bank: Our Story". Sandy Spring Bank.
  2. ^ a b c "Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. 2018 Form 10-K Annual Report". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  3. ^ "Charting Sandy Spring Bank's History, Identity and Future". The Washington Post. January 12, 2009.
  4. ^ Berk, Michele (December 7, 2001). "Sandy Spring closes deal with Chesapeake Insurance". American City Business Journals.
  5. ^ "Sandy Spring Bancorp Completes Acquisition of Potomac Bank of Virginia" (Press release). PR Newswire. February 16, 2007.
  6. ^ Adler, Neil (October 11, 2006). "Sandy Spring Bancorp to buy Potomac Bank for $64.7M". American City Business Journals.
  7. ^ "Sandy Spring Bancorp Completes Acquisition of CN Bancorp, Inc. of Glen Burnie, MD" (Press release). PR Newswire. June 1, 2007.
  8. ^ Adler, Neil (December 14, 2006). "Sandy Spring Bank to buy County National for $44.1M". American City Business Journals.
  9. ^ Douglas, Danielle (December 19, 2010). "Sandy Spring Bank in Olney pays back all of its federal TARP loan". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ Lazo, Alejandro (January 6, 2009). "Sandy Spring Bancorp Names New Chief Executive". The Washington Post.
  11. ^ "Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition of CommerceFirst Bancorp, Inc" (Press release). Globe Newswire. May 31, 2012.
  12. ^ Haber, Gary (December 20, 2011). "Sandy Spring Bank to buy CommerceFirst in $25.4M deal". American City Business Journals.
  13. ^ "Sandy Spring Bank's First Washington, D.C., Branch Opens for Business" (Press release). Globe Newswire. February 1, 2016.
  14. ^ Bhattarai, Abha (November 15, 2015). "The region's banks flock to a new market: The District". The Washington Post.
  15. ^ "Sandy Spring Insurance Expands Team, Capabilities and Geographic Reach" (Press release). Globe Newswire. August 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc" (Press release). Globe Newswire. January 2, 2018.
  17. ^ Medici, Andy (January 3, 2018). "Sandy Spring wraps up $447M acquisition of WashingtonFirst Bank". American City Business Journals.

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