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 * PROCTOR H PALMER 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
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
President & CEO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
3490 PIEDMONT RD NE, STE 1550
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/11/2020
(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  3/11/2020    A    17483 (1) A $0  203582.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    100  A $24.21  203682.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    100  A $24.24  203782.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    600  A $24.25  204382.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    100  A $24.26  204482.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    200  A $24.27  204682.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    100  A $24.28  204782.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    300  A $24.29  205082.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    1388  A $24.30  206470.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    288  A $24.31  206758.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    775  A $24.33  207533.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    400  A $24.34  207933.2429  D   
Common Stock  3/13/2020    P    5649  A $24.3604  213638.6265 (2) D   
Common Stock                 20867.408  I  401(k) 
Common Stock                 17977.9594  I  Spouse 
Common Stock                 6974.5276 (3) I  H.E. Proctor 
Common Stock                 6974.5276 (3) I  P3 Proctor 
Common Stock                 6974.5276 (3) I  S.B. Proctor 
Common Stock                 198137.398  I  Trust, Coexecutor 

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 Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. 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 Date 7. 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)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Restricted stock grant pursuant to the Ameris Bancorp 2014 Omnibus Equity plan, vesting: (i) 5,828 shares on March 11 ,2021; (ii) 5,828 shares on March 11, 2022, and (iii) 5,827 shares on March 11, 2023.
(2)  This total includes an additional 56.3836 shares acquired by the reporting person as a participant in an employee stock purchase plan.
(3)  This total includes an additional 23.92318 shares acquired in the Direct Stock Purchase Plan.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
PROCTOR H PALMER JR
3490 PIEDMONT RD NE
STE 1550
ATLANTA, GA 30305
X
President & CEO

Signatures
H. Palmer Proctor, Jr. by Elna Klein-Kolarich as Attorney-In-Fact 3/13/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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