$465.1 Million of Janus' Notes Tendered in Exchange Offer in Satisfaction of Minimum Tender Condition

Company Release - 4/6/2004 9:32 AM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2004--Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced that Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the exchange agent for its current exchange offers (described below), has advised it that, as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) yesterday, April 5, 2004, approximately $287.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 7.00% Senior Notes due 2006 (the "2006 Notes") and approximately $178.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.75% Notes due 2009 (the "2009 Notes" which, together with the 2006 Notes, comprise the "Old Notes"), had been validly tendered and not withdrawn. All valid tenders of Old Notes that were not withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on April 5, 2004 have been accepted and become irrevocable. It is a condition to Janus' obligations to consummate the exchange offers that at least $435 million aggregate principal amount of Old Notes are tendered into the offers.

On March 16, 2004, Janus announced its offer (the "Exchange Offers") to holders of the Old Notes to exchange, for each $1,000 principal amount of Old Notes, a principal amount of a new series of Senior Notes due 2014 (the "New Notes") based on the "total exchange price" for the series of Old Notes tendered. Holders who validly tendered their Old Notes on or prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on April 5, 2004, and did not withdraw their tenders, will receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of Old Notes validly tendered, New Notes in a principal amount equal to the total exchange price for that series of Old Notes. Holders who validly tender their Old Notes after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on April 5, 2004, but on or prior to the expiration of the Exchange Offers, and do not withdraw their tenders, will receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of Old Notes validly tendered, New Notes in a principal amount equal to the total exchange price for that series of Old Notes less $10.00 in principal amount of New Notes.

The total exchange price for each series of Old Notes will be determined at 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) two business days prior to the expiration of the Exchange Offers, on the basis of a yield to maturity equal to the sum of the yield on the applicable reference U.S. Treasury Security and the applicable fixed spread listed below:

Series of Old Notes     Fixed Spread        U.S. Treasury Security
-------------------  -----------------   -----------------------------
2006 Notes           +40 basis points    2.625% U.S. Treasury Note due
                                         November 15, 2006

2009 Notes           +60 basis points    2.625% U.S. Treasury Note due
                                         March 15, 2009

The Exchange Offers will expire at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on April 14, 2004, unless extended. Following the completion of the Exchange Offers, Janus and/or its wholly owned subsidiary Capital Group Partners, Inc. are currently expected to purchase up to $465 million of the New Notes for cash. In the event the Exchange Offers are not extended, any such purchase is expected to occur on May 19, 2004.

Janus has agreed to assign the right to purchase up to a maximum of the first $450 million in aggregate principal amount of the New Notes on May 19, 2004 to Capital Group Partners and has retained for itself the right to purchase New Notes in excess of that amount. Capital Group Partners has also agreed to assume Janus' obligation to purchase up to the first $450 million of New Notes on June 18, 2004, with the obligation to purchase New Notes in excess of that amount being retained by Janus.

On May 19, 2004, Capital Group Partners and Janus may purchase up to an aggregate principal amount of New Notes referred to as the "purchase limit" at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the New Notes to be purchased, plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, May 19, 2004.

If, on May 19, 2004, Capital Group Partners and Janus purchase an aggregate principal amount of New Notes less than the purchase limit, holders of New Notes may require the repurchase on June 18, 2004 of up to the purchase limit less the aggregate principal amount of any New Notes purchased on May 19, 2004. The purchase price payable on June 18, 2004 will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of New Notes to be purchased, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, June 18, 2004.

The following sets forth the estimated purchase limit for the specified aggregate principal amount of Old Notes exchanged. Janus will publicly announce the actual purchase limit as soon as practical after the expiration date.

        Aggregate Principal Amount of Old Notes
           Exchanged in the Exchange Offers             Purchase Limit
----------------------------------------------------    --------------
At least $435.0 million but less than $450.0 million    $439.0 million
At least $450.0 million but less than $475.0 million    $445.0 million
At least $475.0 million but less than $510.0 million    $450.0 million
At least $510.0 million but less than $540.0 million    $455.0 million
At least $540.0 million but less than $570.0 million    $460.0 million
At least $570.0 million and up to $600.0 million        $465.0 million

The offering of New Notes in the exchange offers is being made only to holders of Old Notes who have verified to Janus that they are "qualified institutional buyers" or "accredited investors" as those terms are defined in the Securities Act of 1933.

The New Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the New Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.

This press release is for information purposes only and should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security. The Exchange Offers are being made only pursuant to an offering memorandum and related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Janus Capital Group Inc. is a leading asset manager offering individual investors and institutional clients complementary asset management disciplines through the firm's global distribution network.

Janus Capital Group consists of Janus Capital Management LLC, Enhanced Investment Technologies, LLC (INTECH), Bay Isle Financial LLC and Capital Group Partners. Janus Capital Group owns 30% of Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company, LLC and approximately 9% of DST Systems, Inc.

This press release includes statements concerning potential future events involving Janus Capital Group Inc. that could differ materially from the events that actually occur. The differences could be caused by a number of factors including those factors identified in Janus' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file no. 001-15253). Janus will not update any forward-looking statement made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

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             Investor Contact:
             Steve Belgrad, 303-394-7706
             or
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             Shelley Peterson, 303-316-5625

    SOURCE: Janus Capital Group Inc.