Patrick Stokes, president and chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch Companies, yesterday announced that the board of directors had declared a regular quarterly dividend of 24 1/2 cents on shares of the company's outstanding common stock,Patrick Stokes, president and chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch Companies, yesterday announced that the board of directors had declared a regular quarterly dividend of 24 1/2 cents on shares of the company's outstanding common stock.