FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Bowen William I. Jr.
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Ameris Bancorp [ ABCB ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

3490 PIEDMONT RD NE, STE 1550
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

1/19/2018
(Street)

ATLANTA, GA 30305
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 1/19/2018  J(1)  100 D$0 1400 I Trusts for children (2)
Common Stock 3/11/2020  P  530 A$27.26 13711 D  
Common Stock 3/11/2020  P  160 A$26.425 13871 D  
Common Stock         2000 I Family Trust 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1) The reporting person is the trustee under trusts for the benefit of each of his children. On January 19, 2018, the reporting person caused 100 shares of common stock to be distributed to a beneficiary under one of those trusts.
(2) These shares were previously reported as being owned directly by the children of the reporting person.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
Bowen William I. Jr.
3490 PIEDMONT RD NE
STE 1550
ATLANTA, GA 30305
X



Signatures
William I. Bowen by: Elna Klein-Kolarich as Attorney-in-Fact3/13/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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