Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
Holders.

On May 16, 2017, Ameris Bancorp (the Company) held its Annual
Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting) in Moultrie,
Georgia. At the Annual Meeting, there were present in person or
by proxy 33,428,074 shares of the Companys common stock,
representing 90.03% of the total outstanding eligible votes. At
the Annual Meeting, the Companys shareholders (1)elected three
members to the Board of Directors of the Company, (2)ratified the
appointment of Crowe Horwath LLP as the Companys independent
registered public accounting firm for 2017 and (3) approved the
Companys executive compensation on an advisory basis. Each of the
foregoing proposals was set forth and described in the Notice of
Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement of the Company dated April 3,
2017. The voting results for each proposal are as follows:

1. The following director nominees were elected by a plurality
vote to serve as Class II directors until the annual meeting
to be held in 2020:
Nominee For Authority Withheld Broker Non-Votes
William I. Bowen, Jr. 28,258,772 973,451 4,195,851
Robert P. Lynch 27,442,955 1,789,268 4,195,851
Elizabeth A. McCague 28,264,092 968,131 4,195,851
2. Ratification of the appointment of Crowe Horwath LLP, as the
Companys independent registered public accounting firm for
the fiscal year ended December31, 2017 by a vote of
32,596,669 for, 15,669 against, 815,736 abstaining and 0
broker non-votes.
3. Approval of the Companys executive compensation on an
advisory basis by a vote of 27,279,711 for, 1,261,644
against, 690,868 abstaining and 4,195,851 broker non-votes.


About Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)

Ameris Bancorp is a financial holding company. The Company’s business is conducted through its banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank (the Bank), which provides a range of banking services to its retail and commercial customers. The Company operates through four segments: the Banking Division, the Retail Mortgage Division, the Warehouse Lending Division and the SBA Division. The Banking Division is engaged in the delivery of financial services, which include commercial loans, consumer loans and deposit accounts. The Retail Mortgage Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The Warehouse Lending Division is engaged in the origination and servicing of warehouse lines to other businesses that are secured by underlying one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The SBA Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of small business administration (SBA) loans.

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Recent Trading Information

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) closed its last trading session up +0.55 at 45.95 with 227,963 shares trading hands.

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