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Ameris Bancorp

$750.7 Million 12/17/2018 Depository Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On December 17, 2018, Ameris Bancorp (“Ameris”), parent company of Ameris Bank, and Fidelity Southern Corporation (“Fidelity”), parent company of Fidelity Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Fidelity will merge with and into Ameris in an all-stock transaction
  • Based on September 30, 2018 results, and excluding purchase accounting, the combined bank will have total assets of approximately $16.2 billion and a branching network across four states
  • The transaction is valued at $750.7 million in the aggregate based on Ameris’s closing stock price of $34.02 as of December 14, 2018
  • The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019
Sources: Company Filings, S&P Global Market Intelligence and publicly available information.
  1. Note: Financial data as of September 30, 2018.

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