Anheuser Shareholders Back InBev's $52B Offer

Law360, New York (November 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. have voted in favor of a $52 billion takeover by Belgian brewer InBev NV, the company said Tuesday.

The merger remains subject to regulatory approval, but the shareholder vote paves the way for the deal to close by the end of the year, St. Louis-based Anheuser said in a statement. InBev’s shareholders approved the takeover Sept. 29.

Support for the deal, which will see the U.S. beer giant become a wholly owned subsidiary of InBev, came after Anheuser agreed late last...
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