Janus Reports Restricted Stock Award to Chief Executive Officer of Perkins Investment Management LLC

Company Release - 2/20/2009 8:00 AM 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 Peter Q. Thompson, who was hired in January as the Chief Executive Officer of Perkins Investment Management LLC, a subsidiary of Janus.

The 180,941 shares of restricted stock were granted on Monday, January 12th, in accordance with the Company's stock granting procedures, and have a four-year vesting schedule beginning January 1, 2010.

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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