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*
BUSCH AUGUST A III

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1 MID RIVERS MALL DRIVE, SUITE 210

(Street)
ST. PETERS MO 63376

(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)
11/18/2008
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
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 1,421,963(1) D $70 0 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 16,328(1) D $70 0 I By charitable trust
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 50,408(1) D $70 0(2) I By Spouse
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 1,538,208(1) D $70 0 I Beneficiary of 12/11/39 A.E. Busch TR
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 509,856(1) D $70 0 I Beneficiary of 2/14/39 A.E. Busch TR
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 529,916(1) D $70 0(2) I CoTstee of E.O. Busch TR 11/23/55
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 529,920(1) D $70 0 I CoTstee/Benef E.O. Busch TR 11/23/55
Common Stock ($1 par value) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 34,940(1) D $70 0(2) I Spouse as co-trustee for daughter
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
Employee Stock Options $37.8907 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 100,000 (3) (3) Common Stock 100,000 $32.1093(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $48.875 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 2,046 (3) (3) Common Stock 2,046 $21.125(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $48.875 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 897,954 (3) (3) Common Stock 897,954 $21.125(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $42.945 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 2,328 (3) (3) Common Stock 2,328 $27.055(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $42.945 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 1,081,072 (3) (3) Common Stock 1,081,072 $27.055(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $49.91 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 2,003 (3) (3) Common Stock 2,003 $20.09(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $49.91 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 997,997 (3) (3) Common Stock 997,997 $20.09(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $52.26 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 1,913 (3) (3) Common Stock 1,913 $17.74(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $52.26 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 748,087 (3) (3) Common Stock 748,087 $17.74(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $50.285 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 1,988 (3) (3) Common Stock 1,988 $19.715(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $50.285 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 448,012 (3) (3) Common Stock 448,012 $19.715(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $43.8 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 2,283 (3) (3) Common Stock 2,283 $26.2(3) 0 D
Employee Stock Options $43.8 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 342,779 (3) (3) Common Stock 342,779 $26.2(3) 0 D
Stock Options $49.435 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 5,000 (3) (3) Common Stock 5,000 $20.565(3) 0 D
Phantom stock units (4) 11/18/2008 11/18/2008 D 2,628 (5) (5) Common Stock 2,628 $70 0(5) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, InBev N.V/S.A. and Pestalozzi Acquisition Corp. dated July 13, 2008, these shares were cancelled at the effective time of the merger in exchange for cash equal to the product of (a) the number of shares and (b) the per share merger consideration of $70.00.
2. Beneficial ownership of these shares is disclaimed.
3. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, InBev N.V/S.A. and Pestalozzi Acquisition Corp. dated July 13, 2008, each outstanding unexercised option, whether vested or unvested, was cancelled at the effective time of the merger in exchange for cash equal to the product of (a) the number of shares underlying such option and (b) the excess of the per share merger consideration of $70.00 over the per share exercise price of such option, less any applicable tax withholding.
4. Each phantom share represents the value of one actual share of Common Stock.
5. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, InBev N.V/S.A. and Pestalozzi Acquisition Corp. dated July 13, 2008, all Phantom Stock Units, each of which represents the value of one actual share of Common Stock and have no exercise feature or expiration date, were cancelled at the effective time of the merger for cash equal to the product of (a) the number of shares underlying the Phantom Stock Units and (b) the per share merger consideration of $70.00, less any applicable tax withholding.
Remarks:
Laura H. Reeves, Attorney-in-Fact for August A. Busch III 11/19/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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