Janus Institutional Asset Management Names Daniel Charles Vice President of Institutional Sales; Appointment Reflects Firm's Commitment to Building its Institutional Business

Company Release - 9/22/2005 10:56 AM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2005--Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) has appointed former Bank of America executive Daniel Charles Vice President of Institutional Sales.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Charles will oversee sales and relationships with corporations, endowments and foundations in the Midwest. Charles will report to Vice President and Head of Institutional Sales, Jack Swift.

"Dan has a proven track record and brings a broad range of experience to the institutional sales team," said Swift. "His addition exemplifies our commitment to providing institutional clients with the highest level of service."

Charles has more than 17 years experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he was national head of sales for Bank of America Institutional Investment Solutions serving the retirement and nonprofit marketplaces. Prior to that he spent 13 years with ING and Aetna Financial Services overseeing their sales and client services operations in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri and serves on the board of directors of Our Little Haven, a nonprofit serving abused children.

Janus Institutional Asset Management is the institutional business division of Janus Capital Group and includes more than 30 professionals dedicated to servicing the needs of institutional clients and consultants. Janus Institutional's mission is to be a premier financial solutions provider to institutions globally by offering a select number of high-quality, actively managed investment strategies.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Founded in 1969, Denver-based Janus Capital Group Inc. (Janus) is one of the world's premier growth investors and a leader in fundamental investment research. Janus offers individual and institutional investors and financial professionals an array of investment disciplines including growth, core, value and international equity disciplines, as well as specialty fixed income and mathematically risk-managed portfolios. Outside the U.S., Janus has offices in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Milan.

Janus Capital Group consists of Janus Capital Management LLC, Enhanced Investment Technologies, LLC (INTECH), and Capital Group Partners Inc. Janus Capital Group also owns 30% of Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company, LLC.

Janus Distributors LLC 151 Detroit Street Denver, CO 80206.

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