SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
January 26, 2012 (January 23, 2012)
Janus Capital Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
151 DETROIT STREET
DENVER, COLORADO 80206
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 26, 2012, Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG or the Company) issued a press release reporting its financial results for the fourth quarter 2011 and year ended 2011. Copies of that press release and the earnings presentation are being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively, to this Current Report.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) Resignation of Director
Steven L. Scheid, Chairman of JCGs Board of Directors (Board) informed the Board on January 23, 2012, that he will retire from the Board at the end of his term in April 2012. He has been Chairman of the Board since January 2004 and a director of the Company since December 2002. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from April 2004 until the end of 2005.
Glenn S. Schafer, age 62, has been appointed Chairman of the Board effective April 27, 2012. Mr. Schafer has been a director of the Company since December 2007 and has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board since May 2008. Mr. Shafer served as Vice Chairman of Pacific Life Insurance Company (Pacific Life) from April 2005 until his retirement in December 2005, and was a member of Pacific Lifes board of directors and President of Pacific Life from 1995 to 2005.
Additional comments regarding the Chairman transition will be provided during JCGs earnings call scheduled for January 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
JCG also announced on January 26, 2012, that the Board declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share. This quarterly rate represents an annualized dividend payout of $0.20 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be paid on February 21, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 6, 2012.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.