Two Janus Funds Reach Important Milestone

Company Release - 3/2/2010 4:15 PM ET

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) today announced the five-year anniversaries of Janus Triton Fund (JATTX) and Janus Global Research Fund (JARFX). The funds, which were launched on February 25, 2005, are both ranked in the top 5% of their respective Lipper peer groups since inception.

Janus Triton Fund, which is co-managed by portfolio managers Chad Meade and Brian Schaub, focuses on finding small cap growth businesses with the flexibility to hold companies as they grow into the mid-cap space. Class T Shares of Janus Triton Fund carry a five-star Overall Morningstar Rating(TM) out of 670 small growth funds as of January 31, 2010. As of February 25, 2010, the fund ranked in the top 19% (101 of 543 funds), 3% (12 of 477 funds) and 2% (4 of 394 funds) of Lipper small cap growth funds on a one-, three- and five-year basis, respectively.

"I think Janus Triton Fund is highly representative of the key tenets of our investment process," said Janus Co-Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Coleman. "We favor a long-term approach to investing. When you identify a small company that you believe has a differentiated product or service, a strong management team and a sustainable competitive advantage, you can significantly increase your return potential by holding onto the firm as it grows from a small to a mid-sized business. Brian and Chad have demonstrated an ability to do that consistently in a wide variety of market conditions."

Janus Global Research Fund was Janus' first analyst-managed fund. The fund invests in the best stock ideas of our equity analysts with oversight and position sizing provided by seven global sector research teams: financials, healthcare, industrials & materials, consumer, technology, communications and energy & utilities. Class T Shares of Janus Global Research Fund have earned a four-star Overall Morningstar Rating(TM) out of 550 world stock funds as of January 31, 2010. As of February 25, 2010, the fund ranked in the top 18% (99 of 549 funds), 15% (55 of 386 funds) and 3% (8 of 292 funds) of Lipper global funds on a one-, three- and five-year basis, respectively.

Janus Director of Research Jim Goff says the strong relative performance over the past five years is a testament to the hard work of the entire analyst team and Janus' fundamental in-depth approach to research.

"This is a great team and I am proud of the terrific results they generated," said Goff. "I am also excited that they got there in the right way - in a highly diversified manner with strong stock picking by each of Janus' global sector teams."

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.

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