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Sandspring Resources Adopts Advance Notice By-Law

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sandspring Resources Adopts Advance Notice By-Law

17:07 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSP) ("Sandspring" or the "Company") announces the adoption by its board of directors (the "Board") of amendments to its by-laws to add a provision that requires advance notice to the Company in circumstances where director nominations are made by shareholders of the Company, other than in connection with (i) the requisition of a shareholders' meeting, or (ii) a shareholder proposal, in each case made pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Advance Notice Provision").

Among other things, the Advance Notice Provision fixes a deadline by which holders of record of common shares of the Company must submit director nominations to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice to the Company.

In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company must be made not less than 30 days and not more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.

In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an annual meeting), notice to the Company must be made no later than the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.

The Advance Notice Provision provides a clear process for shareholders to follow for director nominations and sets out a reasonable time frame for nominee submissions and the provision of accompanying information. The purpose of the Advance Notice Provision is to treat all shareholders fairly by ensuring that all shareholders receive adequate notice of the nominations to be considered at a meeting and can thereby exercise their voting rights in an informed manner. In addition, the Advance Notice Provision should assist in facilitating an orderly and efficient meeting process.

The by-law amendment is effective immediately and will be placed before shareholders for ratification and confirmation at the next annual and special meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held in June 2013. A copy of the by-law amendment has been filed under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

About Sandspring

Sandspring Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior mining company currently in advanced exploration and moving toward a definitive feasibility study for the multi-million ounce Toroparu Project in the Republic of Guyana. Visit Sandspring's website at www.sandspringresources.com.

Additional information on Sandspring can be viewed on SEDAR under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on Sandspring's website at www.sandspringresources.com.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements concerning future performance and operations of the Company, including ratification of the by-law amendment by shareholders of the Company, as well as management's objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions. Forward-looking statements are frequently identified by such words as "may", "will", "plan", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend" and similar words referring to future events and results. Forward-looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations of management at the time such statements are made. All forward-looking statements and information is inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, fluctuating commodity prices, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, uncertainties of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties inherent in conducting operations in a foreign country, uncertainties related to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, the risk that the conclusion of pre-production studies may not be accurate, the Company's successful advancement of the Toroparu Project toward feasibility and obtaining positive results from ongoing evaluation and testing of multiple gold targets located elsewhere in the Company's landholdings, among other risks as described in our public filings available at www.sedar.com. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and we caution against placing undue reliance thereon. Sandspring Resources Ltd. has an ongoing obligation to disclose material information, as it becomes available.

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:
Sandspring Resources Ltd.
Richard A. Munson
Chief Executive Officer
(720) 854-0104
info@sandspringresources.com
www.sandspringresources.com

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