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Section 1: 4 (PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Sadowski John D
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SANDY SPRING BANCORP INC [SASR]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Chief Information Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
SANDY SPRING BANCORP, INC., 17801 GEORGIA AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/01/2017
(Street)

OLNEY, MD 20832
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 04/01/2017   F   303 D $40.99 1,377 D(1)  
Common Stock 04/01/2017   F   248 D $40.99 1,805 D(2)  
Common Stock 04/01/2017   F   245 D $40.99 2,459 D(3)  
Common Stock 04/01/2017   F   187 D $40.99 2,394 D(4)  
Common Stock               8,951 D  
Common Stock               2,053 D(5)  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Sadowski John D
SANDY SPRING BANCORP, INC.
17801 GEORGIA AVENUE
OLNEY, MD 20832
      EVP, Chief Information Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ Janet VA Replogle, attorney-in-fact for Mr. Sadowski   04/03/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Restricted stock awarded under 2005 Omnibus Stock Plan vests in equal installments annually over five years beginning April 1, 2014.
(2) Restricted stock awarded under 2005 Omnibus Stock Plan vests in equal installments annually over five years beginning April 1, 2015.
(3) Restricted stock awarded under 2005 Omnibus Stock Plan vests in equal installments annually over five years beginning April 1, 2016.
(4) Restricted stock awarded under 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan vests in equal installments annually for five years beginning April 1, 2017.
(5) Restricted stock awarded under 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan vests in equal installments annually for five years beginning April 1, 2018.

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Section 2: EX-24 (POWER OF ATTORNEY (PUBLIC): POWER OF ATTORNEY - SADOWSKI)


POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR SECTION 16 INSIDER TRADING FORMS

   I, the undersigned John D. Sadowski, a Section 16 reporting
insider of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (the ?Corporation?), hereby authorize and
designate each of Ronald E. Kuykendall, Janet VA Replogle, Paul M. Aguggia, and
Aaron M. Kaslow as my agent and attorney-in-fact, with full power of
substitution, to:

(1) prepare and sign on my behalf any Form 3, Form 4 or Form 5 under Section 16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and file the same with the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and each stock exchange on which the Corporation?s
stock is listed;

(2) prepare and sign on my behalf any Form 144 Notice under the Securities Act
of 1933 and file the same with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and

(3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of
the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and
shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve
in such attorney-in-fact?s discretion.

   The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might
or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or
revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or
such attorney-in-fact?s substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause
to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in
serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming,
nor is the Corporation assuming, any of the undersigned?s responsibilities to
comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   This Power of Attorney shall remain in effect until the undersigned is no
longer required to file forms with respect to the undersigned?s holdings of and
transactions in securities issued by the Corporation, unless earlier revoked by
the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing 
attorneys-in-fact.
						                                                               
Signed  /s/ John D. Sadowski

Subscribed and sworn to this 2nd day of February 2011		
/s/Lori L. Shipley-Joyce
Notary Public State of Maryland
My commission expires January 30, 2012  
SEAL

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