Janus Global Research Fund Receives 2012 Lipper Fund Award

Company Release - 3/9/2012 8:00 AM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced that Janus Global Research Fund received a 2012 Lipper Award as the Best Global Multi-Cap Growth Fund over 5 years (Class D shares). The Lipper Awards honor fund management firms and individual mutual funds that excel in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers.

Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Lipper Americas Research, said, “Congratulations to Janus. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on a rigorous methodology and Janus Global Research Fund has proven to be one of the best in producing consistent and superior results relative to its peers. We are pleased to recognize the fund’s achievements.”

Janus Director of Research Jim Goff says Janus’ success in the multi-cap growth category is a result of the firm’s commitment to deep fundamental research, stock selection and seeking to avoid major macro risks.

“I’m proud to lead a talented team of analysts dedicated to generating investment insight through fundamental, bottom-up research,” Goff said. “Our strategy in Janus Global Research is to use strong research, a focus on stock selection and a sensible approach to risk to generate strong risk-adjusted returns. This award recognizes the strength of our investment team and process.”

Janus Global Research Fund ranks in the top quartile for the Lipper Global Funds Category over one, three and five year periods as well as since the fund’s inception in February 2005 (122/704, 49/550, 31/389 and 17/285 for the 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and since inception periods, respectively, ended February 29, 2012; Class D shares).

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and risk-managed equities, fixed income and alternatives through one common distribution platform.

At the end of December 2011, JCG managed $148.2 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in France, London, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.

About the Lipper Fund Awards

The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. In addition, the Lipper Fund Awards recognize fund families with high average scores for all mutual funds within a particular asset class or overall. The Lipper Fund Awards are formally announced each year at ceremonies which take place in 14 countries in Asia, Europe, MENA, and the Americas.

Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, uses the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return methodology to designate award-winning funds in most individual classifications for the three-, five-, and ten-year periods and fund families with high average scores for the three-year time period. The top three-year classification winners and fund family winners receive trophies at the awards ceremonies. There are special situations where the one-year time period is recognized. Please review the Lipper Fund Awards methodology PDF for more information on how the awards are calculated.

Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. For a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information, please call Janus at 877.33JANUS (52687) or download the file from janus.com/info. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Call 800-525-3713 or visit janus.com/mutualfunds for current month-end performance.

Only eligible investors may purchase Class D Shares. See the prospectus for eligibility requirements and other available share classes.

For Best Individual Funds, the calculation periods extend over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5 or 10 years as of 12/31/11 and no other time periods. 50 Global Multi-Cap Growth Funds were eligible for this award for the 5-year period.

Lipper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, provides independent insight on global collective investments including mutual funds, retirement funds, hedge funds, fund fees and expenses to the asset management and media communities. Lipper ranks the performance of mutual funds within a classification of funds that have similar investment objectives. Rankings are historical with capital gains and dividends reinvested and do not include the effect of loads. Ranking is for the share class shown only; other classes may have different performance characteristics. When an expense waiver is in effect, it may have a material effect on the total return or yield, and therefore the ranking for the period. The date of the since-inception Lipper ranking is slightly different from when the fund began operations since Lipper provides fund rankings as of the last day of the month or the first Thursday after fund inception.

Funds distributed by Janus Distributors LLC (03/12)

Janus Contact
Rona Gilbert, 303-336-4566

Source: Janus Capital Group