Sandstorm Metals & Energy Provides Update on Serra Pelada

VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm") (TSX-V: SND) announces a status update related to Colossus Minerals Inc. ("Colossus" or "the Company") and their efforts to secure funding for the balance of the expenses required to commence production at the Serra Pelada Mine in Brazil ("Serra Pelada").

In a press release dated November 14, 2013, Colossus announced that development delays at Serra Pelada had resulted in a change to the anticipated production start date at the mine and that additional capital would be needed. The management team at Colossus has estimated that US$70 million is required in order to meet the Company's existing obligations and progress Serra Pelada to production.

At this time, the board of directors of Colossus has decided to cease underground development at Serra Pelada in order to reduce ongoing costs. The Company intends to continue with the dewatering program at the mine and commence underground definition drilling in connection with the preparation of a National Instrument 43-101 compliant resource estimate for Serra Pelada. Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. has been hired to complete the resource estimate which is expected by the end of December, 2013.

Given that Colossus has material negative working capital, the Company will need additional funding in order to proceed with the strategy outlined by its board of directors. Sandstorm will be reviewing its investment in the Company for a partial or full impairment as there can be no assurance that adequate funding will be available for Colossus in the future.

ABOUT SANDSTORM metals & energy

Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. is a 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 at a mine, for the life of the mine, at a fixed price. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of three commodity streams and two net smelter return royalties in copper, lead, natural gas, palladium and zinc. Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify 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 stream and royalty agreements with Canadian Zinc Corp., Colossus Minerals Inc., Entrée Gold Inc., Glencore Xstrata plc and Gordon Creek Energy Inc.

For more information visit: www.sandstormmetalsandenergy.com

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Except 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, 2012. 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.

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.

SOURCE: Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.

For further information:

Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
Nolan Watson, Chief Executive Officer
(604) 689-0234

Denver Harris, Investor Relations Contact
(604) 628-1178

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