Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints Craft Brewers Alliance board members

Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints Craft Brewers Alliance board members

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed two of its executives to the board of Craft Brewers Alliance.

Don Johnson, A-B InBev's VP of business and wholesaler development, and Tom Larson, the Budweiser brewer's senior associate general counsel, took up seats on the Craft Brewers Alliance board on 1 July.

Their appointment follows the resignation of A-B InBev's previous representative on the CBA board, Andrew Goeler. CBA did not give a reason for the departure of Goeler, who was appointed to the board by A-B in 2008, but it did say that it is unaware of any disagreements between the two parties.

The change means that A-B InBev will make use of its maximum allowed number of directors on the CBA board, under an updated agreement that was signed on 1 May this year, according to a CBA stock filing this week. A-B InBev owns a 32.25% stake in CBA, which operates the Widmer Brothers, Redhook and Kona breweries in the US.

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