March 23, 2009  |  Vancouver, BC

Sandstorm Appoints New Director

Vancouver, British Columbia, March 23, 2009 - Sandstorm Resources Ltd. ("Sandstorm") (TSX-V: SSL) announces that it has appointed Andy Swarthout as a director of Sandstorm to replace Marcel de Groot who resigned from its Board of Directors effective after the close of market on March 20, 2009. Mr. Swarthout is currently the President and a director of Bear Creek Mining Corporation (TSX-V: BCM) and, prior thereto, was the Vice-President of Exploration for Southern Peru Copper Corporation (now Southern Copper Corporation).

For further information, please contact:

Nolan Watson,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(604) 628-1114

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