Brewer AB InBev halves final dividend and pushes back AGM


FILE PHOTO: The logo of Anheuser-Busch InBev pictured outside the brewer’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), the world’s largest brewer, proposes to halve its final dividend and has postponed its annual shareholder meeting owing to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

The maker of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois on Tuesday said that it is proposing to pay a final 2019 dividend of 0.50 euros per share, down from the 1 euro it had initially proposed. It paid an interim dividend of 0.80 euros in November.

The halved

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