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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): March 30, 2020

  

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.)

 

3490 Piedmont Road N.E., Suite 1550
Atlanta, Georgia
30305
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (404)   639-6500

 

 
(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):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share ABCB Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

Ameris Bancorp (the “Company”) is providing an update to the 4th Quarter 2019 Results Investor Presentation originally furnished January 23, 2020. A copy of the investor presentation update is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”) as Exhibit 99.1 and is also available on the “Investor Relations” page of the Company’s website (http://ir.amerisbank.com). No information contained on or accessible through the Company’s website shall be deemed to be part of or incorporated by reference into this Report other than Exhibit 99.1 attached to this Report.

 

The information contained in this Item 7.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 attached to this Report is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. Furthermore, such information shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

99.1 Investor Presentation Update, dated March 30, 2020.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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

 

  AMERIS BANCORP
     
  By: /s/ Nicole S. Stokes
    Nicole S. Stokes
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Date: March 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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