Documents Show Lower Bonuses For Top Female Executives After A-B Sale

The Anheuser-Busch logo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
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Francine Katz and the only other woman on Anheuser-Busch’s strategy committee in 2008 received lower bonuses than all 15 men on the committee after the brewery’s takeover by InBev, according to previously-confidential documents shown in court. Katz accuses A-B of gender discrimination in her lawsuit.

In a cross-examination, A-B attorney Jim Bennett struck back with a document showing that Katz’s salary was worth 116 percent of the “market rate” for her job as a top spokeswoman for the company. That rate was higher than 13 men on A-B’s strategy committee, he said.

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