June 1 (Reuters) - Moscow Exchange said on Thursday one of JPMorgan Chase's companies had increased its stake to 5 percent in the Micex owner.
JPMorgan's companies own 114.4 million shares in Moscow Exchange worth 11.43 billion roubles ($202 million) based on Wednesday closing price.
"One fund from the JPMorgan Chase family increased its stake in Moscow Exchange, having crossed the threshold of 5 percent. This demonstrates a high level of confidence in the company and is a signal for other investors," the stock exchange's representative told Reuters.
The Central Bank of Russia is the largest shareholder of Moscow Exchange with a 11.8 percent stake.
$1 = 56.5875 roubles Reporting by Anna Pruchnicka in Gdynia, additional reporting Zlata Garasyuta in Moscow, editing by David Evans