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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 21, 2020


Ameris Bancorp

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Georgia 001-13901 58-1456434

(State or Other

Jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


3490 Piedmont Road N.E., Suite 1550, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) 


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (404 639-6500


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share ABCB Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


A copy of an investor presentation that Ameris Bancorp (the “Company”) expects to present from time to time is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”) as Exhibit 99.1. The investor presentation is also available on the “Investors - News & Market Data” page of the Company’s website (http://www.amerisbank.com). No information contained on or accessible through the Company’s website shall be deemed to be part of or incorporated by reference into this Report other than Exhibit 99.1 attached to this Report.


This Report and Exhibit 99.1 hereto are for informational purposes only and shall not constitute, or form a part of, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company. This information is intended to be considered in the context of the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and other public announcements. The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise this information, although it may do so from time to time.


In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, which is furnished herewith pursuant to and relates to this Item 7.01, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, the Exchange Act, or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1 Investor Presentation dated September 2020
Exhibit 101.SCH * Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
Exhibit 101.CAL * Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.DEF * Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.LAB * Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.PRE * Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Nicole S. Stokes
    Nicole S. Stokes
    Chief Financial Officer


Date: September 21, 2020