BELGIUM: InBev Shareholders Back Anheuser-Busch Buyout
Posted by Bob Skilnik on September 30, 2008
Bloggers keep on reporting that the InBev/A-B has been finalized. It hasn’t, although there’s no doubt it will happen. Here’s what’s going on so far.
Shareholders voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the deal at an extraodrinary general meeting this morning (29 September), InBev said.
Inbev shareholders also approved the name Anheuser-Busch InBev as the new brewing giant’s title. A-B CEO August Busch IV was also cleared to become a director of the new company.
Busch was in-line to receive a lump sum of $10.3m, as well as a fee of around $120,000 per month until the end of 2013, according to a stock market filing by A-B in August.
InBev re-iterated today that it expected to complete the takeover by the end of the year. It said last week that financial market turmoil had not jeopardised its financing of the deal.
A-B will hold its own shareholder vote on 3 October.
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