MILAN (Reuters) - A board member at Italy's troubled lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena
The bank's statement confirmed an earlier story by Reuters based on a judicial source.
Prosecutors in Siena allege that the board member, Michele Briamonte, leaked to the press the content of a board meeting during which it was decided to seek damages from two former executives as well as investment banks Nomura <8604.T> and Deutsche Bank
The bank said Briamonte was served by the Siena court with an injunction barring him from carrying out his functions on the bank's board.
The bank reserves the right to take further action on the matter when the investigation has been completed, it said.
Lawyers for Briamonte said in an e-mailed statement the allegations against their client were groundless and the measures taken against him wrongful.
The judicial source said Briamonte would initially be suspended for two months.
(Reporting By Silvia Ognibene and Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Greg Mahlich)