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Form 8-K for AMERIS BANCORP


23-May-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2013, 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 17,603,664 shares of the Company's common stock, representing 73.71% of the total outstanding eligible votes. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders (1) elected three members to the Board of Directors of the Company, (2) ratified the appointment of Porter Keadle Moore, LLP as the Company's independent auditor for 2013 and (3) approved the Company's 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 5, 2013. The voting results for each proposal are as follows:

1. The following director nominees were elected by a plurality vote to serve as Class I directors until the annual meeting to be held in 2016:

             Nominee             For       Authority Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
      Edwin W. Hortman, Jr.   14,358,111        211,272            3,034,281
         Daniel B. Jeter      14,372,023        197,360            3,034,281

The following director nominee was elected by a plurality vote to serve as a Class III director until the annual meeting to be held in 2015:

Nominee For Authority Withheld Broker Non-Votes Leo J. Hill 14,392,863 176,520 3,034,281

2. Ratification of the appointment of Porter Keadle Moore, LLP, as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 by a vote of 17,583,386 for, 5,057 against, 15,221 abstaining and 0 broker non-votes.

3. Approval of the Company's executive compensation on an advisory basis by a vote of 14,460,255 for, 83,719 against, 25,409 abstaining and 3,034,281 broker non-votes.


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