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AMERIS BANCORP : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K)

06/10/2021 | 04:59pm EDT

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


On June 10, 2021, Ameris Bancorp (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of
Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). At the Annual Meeting, there were present
in person or by proxy 63,833,872 shares of the Company's common stock, $1.00 par
value per share, representing 91.57% of the shares outstanding and entitled to
vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders:
(1) elected 13 members to the Board of Directors of the Company to serve until
the Company's 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; (2) ratified the appointment
of Crowe LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for
the year ending December 31, 2021; (3) approved, on an advisory basis, the
compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and (4) approved the
Ameris Bancorp 2021 Omnibus Equity Incentive 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 26, 2021. The voting results for each
proposal are as follows:

1.Election of the following director nominees by a majority vote to serve as directors until the annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2022:

        Nominee                  For              Against         Abstentions        Broker Non-Votes
William I. Bowen, Jr.         59,903,403         455,559             30,600             3,444,310
Rodney D. Bullard             59,827,073         530,292             32,197             3,444,310
Wm. Millard Choate            60,026,441         332,085             31,036             3,444,310
R. Dale Ezzell                59,280,933       1,076,953             31,676             3,444,310
Leo J. Hill                   59,476,047         881,169             32,346             3,444,310
Daniel B. Jeter               59,235,984       1,123,545             30,033             3,444,310
Robert P. Lynch               58,943,065       1,414,821             31,676             3,444,310
Elizabeth A. McCague          59,599,058         761,253             29,251             3,444,310
James B. Miller, Jr.          59,480,711         877,847             31,004             3,444,310
Gloria A. O'Neal              59,909,327         450,933             29,302             3,444,310
H. Palmer Proctor, Jr.        59,765,523         593,858             30,181             3,444,310
William H. Stern              58,438,315       1,919,738             31,509             3,444,310
Jimmy D. Veal                 59,154,840       1,178,438             56,284             3,444,310



2.Ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company's independent
registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 by a
vote of 63,698,298 for, 24,764 against, 110,810 abstentions and 0 broker
non-votes.
3.Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named
executive officers by a vote of 59,275,879 for, 853,236 against, 260,447
abstentions and 3,444,310 broker non-votes.
4.Approval of the Ameris Bancorp 2021 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan by a vote of
57,383,496 for, 2,918,109 against, 87,957 abstentions and 3,444,310 broker
non-votes.


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