Janus Confirms Previously Disclosed Restricted Stock and Stock Option Awards to Chief Executive Officer

Company Release - 2/12/2010 5:00 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As required by New York Stock Exchange rules, Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) today confirmed previously disclosed restricted stock and stock option awards granted to Richard M. Weil, who joined Janus at the beginning of February as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Janus Capital Group Board of Directors. Mr. Weil received a grant of 254,669 shares of restricted stock and 468,750 stock options, each with a four-year vesting schedule beginning on February 1, 2011. He received an additional 848,896 shares of restricted stock with 50% vesting on December 31, 2010, 25% vesting on January 1, 2012, and 25% on January 1, 2013. All awards were granted on Friday, February 5, 2010, in accordance with the Company's stock granting procedures.

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.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and risk-managed equities, fixed income and alternatives through one common distribution platform.

At the end of December 2009, JCG managed $159.7 billion in assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.

    Source: Janus Capital Group Inc.
Contact: Janus Capital Group Inc. James Aber, 303-336-4513 or Shelley Peterson, 303-316-5625