Janus Capital Group 8-K 2007
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Janus Capital Group Inc.
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) Resignation of Director
On March 12, 2007, James P. Craig, III retired from the Board of Directors (the Board) of Janus Capital Group Inc. (the Company). Mr. Craig has served on the Board since October 2002.
(d) Election of Director
The Board of the Company appointed a new director, Jock Patton, effective March 12, 2007, to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Craigs retirement. The committees of the Board to which Mr. Patton will be named have not been determined at this time. Currently, Mr. Patton is the chairman of Swift Transportation Co., Inc. and a director of JDA Software Group, Inc. Mr. Patton is also the chairman of the ING Funds Unified Board of Trustees (ING Trustees), but anticipates stepping down from the ING Trustees on or about June 30, 2007.
The Company issued a news release announcing this resignation and appointment on March 14, 2007. A copy of the news release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
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.