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Grateful for Our Customers, Communities and Colleagues

Dear Ameris Bank family of colleagues, customers and community partners:

What a privilege it is to serve as Ameris Bank and Ameris Bancorp’s Chief Executive Officer. To be surrounded by such a talented and conscientious team of colleagues is truly an honor. You are the heartbeat of our Company, and I am grateful for your service to our customers and communities. Your unselfish dedication has made the Company what it is today – an outstanding organization.

To our loyal customers, you have helped shape us into the bank we are today. Since 1971, it has been our pleasure to bring financial services to the Southeast. We understand that banking is one of the most personal activities in our lives, and it is because of this we continue to focus on providing innovative offerings and solutions to make your lives easier and more content. Seeing you fulfilled and your dreams turn into reality – homeownership, business growth, financial stability – is such a gift, and we are so thankful to be a part of your success.

To our communities, we are honored to be part of your business development and growth. You have welcomed us into many towns and cities, and entrusted us to partner with you to create a positive community impact. Your support helps us to meet the financial needs of local businesses and citizens; it is a responsibility we do not take lightly. We value our community banking legacy and thank you for the opportunity to partner together.

On behalf of the entire Ameris Bank family, we appreciate your choice of Ameris Bank as your financial partner! We value each banking relationship. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude.

Respectfully,

Ed

Edwin W. Hortman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer