Compensation down for CEO at Anheuser-Busch

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. chief executive officer August Busch IV received executive compensation valued at $12.2 million during 2007, which is slightly less than the year before, according to a regulatory filing Monday.

Busch received a base salary of $1.2 million, a bonus of $2.5 million, an estimated $8.3 million in stock options, and $206,000 in all other compensation through Dec. 31, 2007, according to the company's annual proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In 2006, Busch's total compensation came in at $12.8 million, or roughly 5 percent higher than last year's figure.

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