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Notice of Application for Merger of Bank Holding

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MERGER OF BANK HOLDING COMPANIES Ameris Bancorp, located at 310 First Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia 31768, intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board and The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance for permission to acquire another bank holding company by merger. We intend to acquire Fidelity Southern Corporation, located at 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 1550, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, as well as its wholly owned subsidiary bank, Fidelity Bank, with its principal office also located at 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 1550, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including the record of performance of banks we own in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470, and/or to the Department of Banking and Finance, State of Georgia, 2990 Brandywine Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30341-5565. The comment period will not end before March 8, 2019 and may be somewhat longer. The Board's procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, contact Kathryn Haney, Assistant Vice President, at (404) 498-7298. The Federal Reserve and/or The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank or The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, as applicable, on or before the last day of the comment period. 2-10/2019
February 10, 2019
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