Belgian brewer InBev said on Monday that U.S. antitrust regulators have asked it for additional information regarding its planned takeover of Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch.
InBev, which makes Stella Artois and Beck's beer, said a request for additional information from the Department of Justice is "a normal and expected part of the regulatory process" and that it remains confident that the $52 billion deal will get approval.
Earlier in the day, Anheuser said in a regulatory filing that Chief Executive August Busch IV plans to enter into a consulting agreement with the combined company that will last through 2013.
Busch will also be a member of the combined company's board.
Anheuser's filing, which contained a copy of an email sent to employees by David Peacock, the brewer's vice president of marketing, said members of its integration team had met with a special committee to work on preparing the company for a takeover.
InBev said it still expects the deal to close by the end of the year.