MTN to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2017

MTN Group Ltd. appointed units of Citigroup Inc. and Standard Bank Group Ltd. as advisers on a planned listing of the wireless company’s Nigeria business on the country’s local stock exchange, part of a deal struck with the West African nation’s government to settle a record fine.

Africa’s biggest mobile-phone operator is targeting a listing of the Nigeria unit in 2017, “subject to suitable market conditions,” the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Thursday. Stanbic IBTC Capital, the Nigerian arm of Johannesburg-based Standard Bank, will be the lead issuing house, while a full syndicate including Nigerian parties will be appointed in due course.

Read more: MTN Names Citigroup, Standard Bank as Nigeria Listing Advisers – Bloomberg