Ameris Bancorp EVP and General Counsel to Retire on Sept. 30

Ameris Bancorp executive vice president and general counsel Stephen A. Melton will be retiring on September 30, 2018.

Ameris Bancorp Acquires Atlantic Coast Financial

Ameris Bancorp completed the acquisition of Atlantic Coast Financial and its banking subsidiary, Atlantic Coast Bank. The latter was merged with and into Ameris Bank, with Ameris as the surviving entity.

Atlantic Coast, Ameris Receive Stockholder Approval for Merger

The stockholders of Atlantic Coast Financial approved the merger of the company with and into Ameris Bancorp, pursuant to its previously announced agreement and plan of merger.

Ameris Bancorp to Acquire Hamilton State Bancshares

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hamilton State Bancshares, the parent company of Hamilton State Bank.