SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SHELTON GENERAL HENRY HUGH

(Last) (First) (Middle)
331 HOLLY LANE

(Street)
NEWPORT NC 28570

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC. [ BUD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/30/2008
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock Units (1) 09/30/2008 A(2) 7 (2) (2) Common Stock 7 $65.125 1,191 D
Phantom Stock Units (1) 09/30/2008 I(3) 100 (2) (2) Common Stock 100 $65.125 1,091 D
Deferred Stock Units (1) 09/30/2008 A(4) 14 (4) (4) Common Stock 14 $65.125 2,440 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. This security converts to Common Stock on a 1-for-1 basis.
2. Phantom Stock Units acquired pursuant to the Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors. Payable in cash triggered by the earliest of the following: (1) the date specified by the reporting person, payable in either a lump sum or equal quarterly installments over a period not to exceed ten (10) years as selected by the reporting person; (2) death, payable in a lump sum; or (3) a Change of Control, payable in a lump sum.
3. Transaction reported represents cash settlement of reporting person's phantom stock unit account under the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors.
4. Deferred stock units acquired under shareholder approved 2008 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan for Non-Employee Directors. Award vests one year following date of the award. Settlement of deferred stock units occurs upon death, disability or separation of service and will be made in shares of stock equal to the number of deferred stock units.
Remarks:
Laura H. Reeves, Attorney-in-Fact for General U.S. Army (Retired) Henry Hugh Shelton 10/02/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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