JanusINTECH Institutional Names Bill Barnes to Its Public Funds Team

Company Release - 9/15/2008 8:00 AM ET


Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) has appointed Bill Barnes as vice president and director of Public Funds with JanusINTECH Institutional. Barnes succeeds Betsy Flavin who recently announced her intention to retire at the end of this year.

Barnes is responsible for marketing Janus, INTECH and Perkins, Wolf McDonnell-managed strategies to public funds in the western United States. He reports to Dan Charles, senior vice president and managing director of JanusINTECH Institutional.

"Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Janus," said Charles. "His extensive network of industry contacts will help us forge new relationships and should lead to continued growth in our institutional business."

Barnes has more than 17 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Janus, Barnes spent six years at AXA Rosenberg, where he was responsible for sales and marketing in the public plan sponsor marketplace in the western United States. Prior to that, Barnes held various positions in institutional sales with Schroder Investment Management and Nomura Capital Management.

"I am thrilled to be joining the JanusINTECH Institutional team," Barnes said. "I believe our product lineup is well-positioned, with a number of portfolios that may serve as compelling options in the public funds space."

Barnes earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He also served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Founded in 1969, Denver-based Janus Capital Group Inc. (Janus) is a recognized leader of growth and risk-managed investment strategies. Our commitment to deliver for investors is rooted in our research-intensive approach and relentless passion to gain a competitive edge.

At the end of June 2008, Janus managed approximately $191.8 billion in assets for more than four million shareholders, clients and institutions around the world. Outside the U.S., Janus has offices in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Janus Capital Group includes Janus Capital Management LLC and Enhanced Investment Technologies, LLC (INTECH). In addition, Janus Capital Group owns 30% of Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company, LLC.

JanusINTECH Institutional is the institutional business arm of Janus Capital Group; Janus Capital Management, LLC, INTECH and Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company LLC, indirect subsidiaries of Janus Capital Group Inc, serve as investment advisers.

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Contact: Janus Capital Group Inc. James Aber, 303-336-4513