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Form 8-K for AMERIS BANCORP


2-Jun-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

On May 29, 2014, 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 21,289,091 shares of the Company's common stock, representing 84.62% of the total outstanding eligible votes. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders (1) elected four 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 2014, (3) approved the Company's executive compensation on an advisory basis and (4) approved the Company's 2014 equity compensation plan. Each of the foregoing proposals was set forth and described in the Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement of the Company dated April 17, 2014. 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 2017:

             Nominee          For       Authority Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
         J. Raymond Fulp   17,974,649        392,699            2,921,743
         Robert P. Lynch   17,974,289        391,682            2,921,743
         Brooks Sheldon    18,175,408        191,940            2,921,743

The following director nominee was elected by a plurality vote to serve as a Class I director until the annual meeting to be held in 2016:

Nominee For Authority Withheld Broker Non-Votes William H. Stern 18,176,367 190,980 2,921,743

2. Ratification of the appointment of Porter Keadle Moore, LLP, as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 by a vote of 21,210,771 for, 10,273 against, 68,046 abstaining and 0 broker non-votes.

3. Approval of the Company's executive compensation on an advisory basis by a vote of 17,952,338 for, 206,462 against, 208,549 abstaining and 2,921,743 broker non-votes.

4. Approval of the Company's 2014 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan by a vote of 17,800,834 for, 542,384 against, 24,130 abstaining and 2,921,743 broker non-votes.


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