FORM 5 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
[ ] Form 3 Holdings Reported
[ ] Form 4 Transactions Reported
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Bassett Lawton E III 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading SymbolAmeris Bancorp [ABCB] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Banking Group President
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
PO BOX 3668
3. Statement for Issuer's Fiscal Year Ended (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/31/2019 
(Street)
MOULTRIE, GA 31776
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
12/31/2019 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form Filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form Filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  12/31/2019    G  600  D $44.23  37052  D   
Common Stock               168  I  spouse 

Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned at End of Issuer's Fiscal Year
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
(A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:

Remarks:
Amended to include indirect holding.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Bassett Lawton E III
PO BOX 3668
MOULTRIE, GA 31776


Banking Group President

Signatures
Lawton E. Bassett, III, by Elna Kolarich as attorney-in-fact 2/13/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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