Anheuser-Busch Cos. paid its president and chief executive Patrick T. Stokes a bonus of US$3.14m for last year, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The filing also showed that chairman August A. Busch III received a bonus of US$1.35m.

The bonuses were based on pre-tax 2004 earnings, Anheuser-Busch said.

Other executives at Anheuser-Busch receiving bonus awards for 2004 included vice-president and group executive August A. Busch IV, who was awarded US$986,700, and vice-president and financial chief W. Randolph Baker, who was awarded US$627,900.