NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Janus Capital Group Inc. ("JNS" or the "Company") in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by Henderson Group Plc. ("Henderson"). On October 3, 2016, the Company announced that it had reached a definitive agreement for Henderson to acquire all outstanding shares of JNS in a stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, JNS shareholders will receive 4.7190 shares of newly issued Henderson shares for each JNS share they own.
WeissLaw is investigating whether JNS's Board acted to maximize shareholder value prior to entering into the agreement. Notably, the Company announced positive financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016. It reported net income of $39 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $35.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted share in the first quarter. Additionally, upon completion of the transaction, JNS shareholders will own a mere 43% of the newly combined company.
Given these facts, WeissLaw is investigating the Board of Directors' decision to sell JNS and whether JNS shareholders will obtain their fair and proportionate share of the Company's continued success and future growth prospects. If you own JNS shares and would like more information about your rights or our investigation, or if you have information to share with us, please contact Joshua Rubin by telephone at (888) 593-4771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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