Anheuser-Busch InBev's shareholders have approved the brewer's proposed dividend for 2010.

The Budweiser and Stella Artois brewer will pay EUR0.8 (US$1.17) per share from 2 May. Shareholders approved the payment at the group's annual general meeting yesterday (26 April).

A-B InBev's net profits fell by 12% for the 12 months to the end of December 2010, to US$4bn. Net sales dipped by 1% to $36.3bn as the group's remaining business failed to make up for sales lost following a series of disposals in 2009.

The firm will report its first quarter results on 4 May.