Janus Reports Restricted Stock Award to Vice President of Taxation

Company Release - 12/21/2005 5:30 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2005--As required by New York Stock Exchange rules, Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today reported a restricted stock award made to the company's Vice President of Taxation, Karlene Lacy, who joined Janus Dec. 5, 2005.

The 6,653 shares of restricted stock, which were granted Monday, Dec. 19, have a two-year vesting schedule -- 50% on Jan. 2, 2007, and 50% on Jan. 2, 2008.

In accordance with NYSE Rule 303A.08, the restricted stock grant requires a public announcement of the award and written notice to the NYSE.

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) and Capital Group Partners. In addition, Janus Capital Group owns 30% of Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company, LLC.

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