Janus Adds New Director to Institutional Team

Company Release - 1/5/2009 4:15 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) has appointed Todd Bitzer as vice president and team leader of Corporate, Foundations & Endowments with Janus Capital Group Institutional.

Bitzer is responsible for marketing INTECH, Janus and Perkins-managed strategies to corporations, foundations and endowments in the Southeast region of the U.S. He reports to Dan Charles, senior vice president and managing director of Janus Capital Group Institutional.

"With over 20 years of industry experience, Todd brings an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise to Janus," Charles said. "I believe our Corporate, Foundations & Endowments team will continue to flourish under his leadership."

Bitzer joins Janus from Systematic Financial Management, LP where he served as managing director. Prior to that, Bitzer was a principal of Business Development with Turner Investment Partners from 1999-2001. He also served in various institutional sales positions with Renaissance Investment Management and PIMCO Advisors, LP. Bitzer holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

"I believe Janus has the right products and people in place for continued success in the institutional marketplace," Bitzer said. "I think we have an opportunity to gain significant market share in the coming years."

Janus Capital Group Institutional is the institutional business division of Janus Capital Group and includes approximately 35 professionals dedicated to servicing the needs of institutional clients and consultants. Janus Capital Group 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 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 September 2008, Janus managed approximately $160.5 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 INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins).

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

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Contact: Janus Capital Group Inc. Shelley Peterson, 303-316-5625