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Anheuser-Busch U.S. operations president David Peacock resigns

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David Peacock.

One of the last remaining executives of Anheuser-Busch when it was a stand-alone company has resigned from the brewing giant.

The company announced in a memo today that Dave Peacock, the head of Anheuser-Busch InBev's U.S. market, is resigning "in order to spend more time with his family and pursue other business interests."

Peacock, the former vice president of marketing for AB, was named president of U.S. operations shortly after Belgian brewer InBev took over AB in a 2008 deal that was worth $52 billion.

The memo's author, Luiz Edmond, will "assume leadership of the U.S. business unit," as well as continue as president of the North American zone.

"Dave has been a great colleague, embracing and leading many changes that we agreed would be difficult, but that would ultimately benefit the U.S. business in the long-term," Edmond's memo says. "He has helped [InBev CEO Carlos] Brito, me, and the global zone management teams in transitioning the company in many ways over the past three years. He represented early on the culture that encourages sharing views, challenging prevailing wisdom and pursuing creative solutions to problems."

Peacock's resignation comes about two weeks after Coors Light passed Budweiser to become the second-most popular brew in the United States.

Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.

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