* August Busch IV not seeking board re-election
* Move ends official Busch family involvement
NEW YORK, March 28 August Busch IV will step down
as a director of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) next month, ending
his family's direct involvement with the world's largest brewer.
"For personal and health reasons August Busch IV has decided
not to seek re-election at the annual shareholders meeting,"
Anheuser spokeswoman Marianne Amssoms said in an emailed
The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Becks will hold its
general shareholders meeting on April 26 in Belgium, where it is
Busch IV was chief executive of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch
when it got taken over by InBev in 2008, forming the world's
Busch was again thrust into the public spotlight late last
year after his girlfriend died at his home due to an accidental
overdose of the painkiller oxycodone, according to the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, Anheuser's hometown newspaper.
In a January interview with the paper, Busch said he had been
in rehabilitation early in 2010 for depression and "other issues,"
on which he would not elaborate.
Following Busch's departure there will be no Busch family
members on the board or in senior management positions.
(Reporting by Martinne Geller; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)