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Sandstorm Metals & Energy Announces the Issuance of Restricted Share Rights and Stock Options

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sandstorm Metals & Energy Announces the Issuance of Restricted Share Rights and Stock Options19:49 EST Friday, December 21, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2012) - The board of directors of Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SND) have approved the issuance of 2,153,000 restricted share rights and 2,000,000 stock options, both of which were issued after market close today, December 21, 2012. The stock options have a five year term with an exercise price based on today's closing price. The restricted share rights and stock options were issued to officers, directors and employees of the Company and were granted pursuant to Sandstorm's Restricted Share Plan and Stock Option Plan. ABOUT SANDSTORM METALS & ENERGYSandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. is the world's first diversified streaming company. Sandstorm provides upfront financing to resource companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives a commodity streaming agreement. This agreement gives Sandstorm the right to purchase a percentage of the commodity produced, for the life of the asset, at a fixed price. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of seven commodity streams in copper, palladium, oil, natural gas and coal. Sandstorm plans to grow its production base through the acquisition of additional commodity streams.Sandstorm Metals & Energy is focused on low cost operations with excellent exploration potential and strong management teams. Sandstorm has completed commodity purchase agreements with Colossus Minerals Inc., Donner Metals Ltd., Novadx Ventures Corp., Terrex Energy Inc., and Thunderbird Energy Corp. For more information visit: www.sandstormmetalsandenergy.comCAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATIONExcept for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented constitutes "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans", or similar terminology. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Sandstorm as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Sandstorm to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions; the absence of control over operations from which Sandstorm will purchase commodities and risks related to those operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; problems inherent to the marketability of commodities; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the price of commodities, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in interest rates; stock market volatility; competition; as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risks to Sandstorm" in Sandstorm's annual report for the financial year ended December 31, 2011. Although Sandstorm has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Sandstorm does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is contained or incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Sandstorm does not provide any representation as to its comparability with other companies in its industry including, but not limited to, Franco-Nevada Corporation, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Contact Information: Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.Nolan WatsonPresident & Chief Executive Officer(604) 689-0234Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.Denver HarrisInvestor Relations Contact(604) 628-1178www.sandstormmetalsandenergy.com