Janus Capital Group Elects Jock Patton to Board of Directors

    DENVER, March 14 /CNW/ - Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:   JNS) today
announced the appointment of Jock Patton to its board of directors. Patton
will replace Jim Craig, who is retiring from the board. Both changes were
effective March 12, 2007.

    Patton is currently chairman of Swift Transportation Co., Inc., operator
of the largest truckload fleet in the U.S., and a director of JDA Software
Group, Inc. In addition, Patton serves as independent chairman of the ING
Funds Unified Board of Trustees, which oversees more than $60 billion in
mutual fund assets. Patton joined the ING Funds Unified Board of Trustees in
1995 and served as its lead trustee before becoming chairman in 2004. In 2003,
Institutional Investor News named him "Small Board Trustee of the Year."
Patton plans to resign from the ING Funds Unified Board of Trustees by June
30, 2007.

    From 1972 to 1991, Patton was a partner in the Phoenix law firm of
Streich Lang, where he headed the securities and corporate finance practice.
From 1991 to 1997 he was president of StockVal, Inc., a registered investment
advisor and provider of proprietary data, security analysis and valuation
modeling software to major money managers and brokerage firms worldwide. He
was chief executive officer of Rainbow Multimedia Group, Inc., a digital
entertainment production firm, from 1999 to 2001.

    Patton received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of

    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 December 2006, Janus managed approximately $167.7 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 consists of Janus Capital Management LLC,
Enhanced Investment Technologies, LLC (INTECH), and Capital Group Partners,
Inc. (doing business as Rapid Solutions Group). In addition, Janus Capital
Group owns 30% of Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell and Company, LLC.

For further information:

For further information: Janus Capital Group Inc. James Aber,
303-336-4513 or Shelley Peterson, 303-316-5625

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