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Sandstorm Metals & Energy Appoints Tom Bruington as Executive Vice President, Project Evaluation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan 14, 2013) - Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SND) ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Bruington as Executive Vice President, Project Evaluation.

Mr. Bruington joins Sandstorm after more than ten years at the International Finance Corporation ("IFC") where he was employed as Chief Engineer/Industry Specialist for the mining division of the oil, gas, mining and chemicals department. In that role, Mr. Bruington was responsible for business development, technical appraisal, and operational supervision of IFC''s resource investments, completing more than 100 project appraisals in over 60 countries and building an equity fund to over US$250 million in value. Prior to the IFC, Mr. Bruington held Mining Engineer positions at a number of resource companies and been involved in mine design, construction and operations at precious metal and base metal projects in Australia, South Africa, South America and the U.S.A. Mr. Bruington is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science in Mineral Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

"Adding someone of Tom''s calibre to our management team is exciting for the Company and our shareholders," said President and CEO, Nolan Watson. "Tom will be heading up our corporate due diligence efforts and his expertise will have an important impact."

In addition to Mr. Bruington''s appointment, Sandstorm''s board of directors has appointed Nolan Watson as Chairman of the Board, David De Witt as Lead Independent Director and David Awram has been named a Senior Executive Vice President of the Company.


Sandstorm 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.com


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