Ameris Bank Received Preferred Lender Status with the Small Business Administration

     Ameris Bank Received Preferred Lender Status with the Small Business
                                Administration

PR Newswire

MOULTRIE, Ga., April 26, 2013

MOULTRIE, Ga., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Vice President and Government
Guaranteed Lending Manager Laurence Leopold recently announced that the Small
Business Administration awarded Ameris Bank Preferred Lender (PLP) status.
Ameris Bank was carefully considered for PLP status based on prior record in
working with the SBA and Ameris Bank's ability to demonstrate a high
proficiency in processing and servicing SBA-guaranteed loans.

Ameris Bank designation to PLP status will allow for faster loan approval and
closing time for SBA loans. Ameris Bank SBA Business Development Officers
have years of experience in providing financing assistance to qualifying
businesses. Acquiring SBA financing through Ameris Bank offers flexible terms
to improve repayment ability, means to preserve working capital, fast loan
processing, competitive rates with terms as long as 25 years, one-on-one
service, and as low as 10% equity requirements. For more information about
SBA government guaranteed lending through Ameris Bank, call toll-free
888.749.2435.

Ameris Bank is headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia, and has locations in
Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. The parent company, Ameris
Bancorp is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ABCB. For more information about
Ameris Bank, please visit us on the web at www.amerisbank.com.

SOURCE Ameris Bank

Website: http://www.amerisbank.com
Contact: Laurence Leopold, 404.888.1926
 
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