Bancorp Board Uses in Base Salary Clause

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 25th day of July, 2016, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and JOSEPH B. KISSEL ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $280,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $280,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and CINDI H. LEWIS ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $170,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $170,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and EDWIN W. HORTMAN, JR. ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $485,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $485,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and DENNIS J. ZEMBER JR. ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $285,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $285,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and STEPHEN A. MELTON ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $260,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $260,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and ANDREW B. CHENEY ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $350,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $350,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.

Base Salary from Executive Employment Agreement

THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered as of the 15th day of December, 2014, by and among AMERIS BANCORP, a Georgia corporation (the "Bancorp"), AMERIS BANK, a Georgia state-chartered bank and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bancorp (the "Bank"; the Bancorp and the Bank are collectively referred to herein as the "Employer"), and JON S. EDWARDS ("Executive").

Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Employer will pay to Executive a base salary at the rate of at least $220,000 per year ("Base Salary"), less normal withholdings, payable in equal monthly or more frequent installments as are customary under the Employer's payroll procedures from time to time. In accordance with the policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Bancorp Board, the Employer shall review Executive's total compensation at least annually and in its sole discretion may adjust Executive's total compensation from year to year, but during the Employment Period the Employer may not decrease Executive's Base Salary below $220,000; provided, however, that periodic increases in Base Salary, once granted, shall not be subject to revocation. The annual review of Executive's total compensation will consider, among other things, changes in the cost of living, Executive's own performance and the Bancorp's consolidated performance.