Janus Reports Restricted Stock Award to Head of European Financial Institutions

Company Release - 9/30/2008 4:20 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

As required by New York Stock Exchange rules, Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) today reported a restricted stock award made to Michael Jones, who joined Janus in early September of this year as Head of European Financial Institutions.

The 11,081 shares of restricted stock were granted on Friday, September 19, 2008, in accordance with the Company's stock granting procedures, and have a three-year vesting schedule beginning July 1, 2009.

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.

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.

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