8-K 1 d245186d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2011

 

 

Ameris Bancorp

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Georgia   001-13901   58-1456434

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

310 First Street, S.E., Moultrie, Georgia   31768
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (229) 890-1111

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On October 19, 2011, Ameris Bancorp (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the appointment as of that date of Stephen A. Melton as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and Ameris Bank, the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of the Company.

A copy of the press release regarding Mr. Melton’s appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d) Exhibits.

 

    99.1 Press release dated October 19, 2011.


SIGNATURE

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

 

AMERIS BANCORP
By:           /s/    Edwin W. Hortman, Jr.        
  Edwin W. Hortman, Jr.
  President and Chief Executive Officer

Dated: October 19, 2011


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

  

Exhibit

99.1    Press release dated October 19, 2011.