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Janus Global Research Fund Receives 2016 Lipper Fund Award

DENVER, March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS) today announced that the Janus Global Research Fund (Class D shares) received a 2016 Lipper Fund Award for best global multi-cap growth fund in the 10-year performance period ended Dec. 31, 2015.

“Lipper’s recognition of the Janus Global Research Fund reinforces the value of our bottom-up investment approach and world-class Equity Research Team,” said Richard M. Weil, Chief Executive Officer of Janus Capital Group.

“Our research targets industry-leading companies with enduring business models and strong competitive positioning to drive returns for shareholders,” added Carmel Wellso, Director of Research and Portfolio Manager. “I’m proud to be a part of such a strong team and thrilled our approach has been recognized with a Lipper Award.”

The Lipper Fund Awards honor fund management firms and individual mutual funds that excel in delivering consistently strong, risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Annual Lipper Fund Awards reflect consistency of returns over time. They take into account both short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance relative to a fund’s classification and look back over a variety of holding periods.

“I’d like to congratulate Carmel Wellso and the entire Janus Global Research Fund team for their outstanding track record over the past 10 years,” said Jeff Tjornehoj, Head of Americas Research at Thomson Reuters Lipper. “Their success is commendable, and they have delivered the kind of value that the Lipper Fund Awards celebrate.”

The Janus Global Research Fund is guided by a team of dedicated sector specialists, led by Carmel Wellso, and is comprised of unique sector portfolios that are combined to form a diversified fund. Its investment process is designed to minimize macro risks by aligning sector allocations with the benchmark.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.
Janus Capital Group Inc. ("JCG") is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering better outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed and smart beta investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, alternative and multi-asset class strategies. It does so through a number of distinct asset management platforms, including investment teams within Janus Capital Management LLC ("Janus"), as well as INTECH Investment Management LLC ("INTECH"), Perkins Investment Management LLC ("Perkins") and Kapstream Capital Pty Limited (“Kapstream”), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products. Each team brings distinct asset class expertise, perspective, style-specific experience and a disciplined approach to risk. Investment strategies are offered through open-end funds domiciled in both the U.S. and offshore, as well as through separately managed accounts, collective investment trusts and exchange-traded products. At the end of December 2015, JCG's complex-wide assets totaled approximately $192.3 billion for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, Colorado, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dubai and Taipei, as well as Boston, Mass., Darien, Conn., Princeton, N.J., West Palm, Fla., Chicago, Ill., and Newport Beach, Calif.

About the Lipper Fund Awards
The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell- side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact markets.awards@thomsonreuters.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com.

For Lipper Best Individual Funds, the calculation periods extend over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5 or 10 years as of 12/31/15 and no other time periods. 75 Global Multi-Cap Growth Funds were eligible for this award for the 10-year period. Only eligible investors may purchase Class D Shares. See a prospectus for eligibility requirements and other available share classes.

Mutual fund investing involves market risk; principal loss is possible. Equity and fixed income securities are subject to various risks including, but not limited to, market risk, credit risk and interest rate risk. Foreign securities are subject to additional risks including currency fluctuations, political and economic uncertainty, increased volatility, lower liquidity and differing financial and information reporting standards, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Call 877.33JANUS (52687) or visit janus.com/advisor/mutual-funds for current month-end performance.

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Source:Janus Capital Group Inc.