MTS's stake in the bank's capital may fall to 80.55% from 99.82% as a result of an additional issue of 7.2 million shares in MTS Bank, MTS said in a statement.

Four sources close to the matter told Reuters in February that MTS Bank planned to launch an initial public offering in spring 2024 and could raise up to 15 billion roubles ($161.99 million).

($1 = 92.5955 roubles)

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Editing by Alison Williams)