Janus Names Thomas Munsell to Lead Its Financial Institutions Business; Appointment Reflects Firm's Focus on Working with Financial Intermediaries

Company Release - 1/9/2006 4:30 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2006--Reflecting its commitment to serving financial intermediaries, Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) has appointed former MFS Investments executive Thomas N. Munsell as Managing Director of Janus' Global Client Management for Financial Institutions .

In this new role, Munsell is responsible for managing Janus' sales and service team that's dedicated to building relationships in the insurance, bank trust, asset management and fund-of-funds distribution areas worldwide. Leveraging Janus' investment expertise, Munsell's group develops products and establishes sub-advisory relationships that help Janus' partners meet the needs of their clients.

Based in Janus' New York City office, Munsell reports to Robert Watson, Managing Director of Janus' Global Client Management.

"Tom brings a wealth of investment expertise and a track record of success in client relations, product management, sales and strategic marketing," said Watson. "Adding him to our team in this critical position is another important step as we continue to expand Janus' intermediary business globally."

Munsell has more than 20 years' experience in financial services, including senior positions at MFS, where he helped expand the firm's business internationally, and at Fleet Investment Services.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science from Brown University and earned an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Connecticut.

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.

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