Sales Charge Reductions and Waivers

There are several ways for sales charges to be reduced or waived. Please also refer to your prospectus or consult your financial intermediary for information.

SALES CHARGES AND DISCOUNTS ON SALES CHARGES (BREAKPOINTS)

An initial sales charge may apply to your purchase of Class A Shares of the Funds based on the amount invested, as set forth in the table below. The sales charge is allocated between Janus Distributors and your financial intermediary. Sales charges, as expressed as a percentage of offering price and as a percentage of your net investment, are shown in the table. The dollar amount of your initial sales charge is calculated as the difference between the public offering price and the net asset value ("NAV") of those shares. Since the offering price is calculated to two decimal places using standard rounding criteria, the number of shares purchased and the dollar amount of your sales charge as a percentage of the offering price and of your net investment may be higher or lower than the amounts set forth in the table depending on whether there was a downward or upward rounding.

Class A Shares Sales Charge as a Percentage of

Amount of Purchase at Offering Price

Net Amount Invested

Offering Price*

Equity Funds

Under $50,000

6.10%

5.75%

$50,000 but under $100,000

4.71%

4.50%

$100,000 but under $250,000

3.63%

3.50%

$250,000 but under $500,000

2.56%

2.50%

$500,000 but under $1,000,000

2.04%

2.00%

$1,000,000 and above

None

None**

Janus Flexible Bond Fund, Janus Global Bond Fund, Janus High-Yield Fund, Janus Multi-Sector Income Fund and Janus Real Return Fund

Under $50,000

4.99%

4.75%

$50,000 but under $100,000

4.71%

4.50%

$100,000 but under $250,000

3.63%

3.50%

$250,000 but under $500,000

2.56%

2.50%

$500,000 but under $1,000,000

2.04%

2.00%

$1,000,000 and above

None

None**

Janus Short-Term Bond Fund***

Under $50,000

2.56%

2.50%

$50,000 but under $100,000

2.30%

2.25%

$100,000 but under $250,000

2.04%

2.00%

$250,000 but under $500,000

1.52%

1.50%

$500,000 but under $1,000,000

1.01%

1.00%

$1,000,000 and above

None

None**

*Offering Price includes the initial sales charge. 
**A contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may apply to Class A Shares purchased without an initial sales charge if redeemed within 12 months of purchase. 
***A shareholder who exchanges shares into a Fund with a higher sales charge may be required to pay the new Fund's initial sales charge or the difference between the Fund's sales charge and the sales charge applicable to the new Fund. 

For purchases of Class A Shares of $1,000,000 or greater, from its own assets, Janus Distributors may pay financial intermediaries commissions as follows:

  • 1.00% on amounts from $1,000,000 to $4,000,000;

  • plus 0.50% on amounts greater than $4,000,000 to $10,000,000;

  • plus 0.25% on amounts over $10,000,000.

The purchase totals eligible for these commissions are aggregated on a rolling one year basis so that the rate payable resets to the highest rate annually. 

The price you pay for purchases of shares is the public offering price, which is the NAV next determined after your request is received in good order by a Fund or its agents, plus, for Class A Shares, any applicable initial sales charge. The price you pay to sell shares is also the NAV, although for Class A Shares and Class C Shares, a contingent deferred sales charge may be taken out of the proceeds. Your financial intermediary may charge you a separate or additional fee for processing purchases and redemptions of shares. In order to receive a day's price, your order must be received in good order by a Fund or its agents by the close of the regular trading session of the NYSE.

MAXIMUM PURCHASE IN CLASS C SHARES

The maximum purchase in Class C Shares is $500,000 for any single purchase. The sales charge and expense structure of Class A Shares may be more advantageous for investors purchasing more than $500,000 of Fund shares.

QUALIFYING FOR A REDUCTION OR WAIVER OF CLASS A SHARES SALES CHARGE

You may be able to lower your Class A Shares sales charge under certain circumstances. For example, you can combine Class A Shares and Class C Shares you already own (either in these Funds or certain other Janus funds) with your current purchase of Class A Shares of the Funds and certain other Janus funds (including Class C Shares of those funds) to take advantage of the breakpoints in the sales charge schedule as set forth above. Certain circumstances under which you may combine such ownership of Shares and purchases are described below. Contact your financial intermediary for more information.

Class A Shares of the Funds may be purchased without an initial sales charge by the following persons (and their spouses and children under 21 years of age): (i) registered representatives and other employees of intermediaries that have selling agreements with Janus Distributors to sell Class A Shares; (ii) directors, officers, and employees of JCGI and its affiliates; and (iii) Trustees and officers of the Trust. In addition, the initial sales charge may be waived on purchases of Class A Shares through financial intermediaries that have entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors that allows the waiver of the sales charge.

In order to obtain a sales charge discount, you should inform your financial intermediary of other accounts in which there are Fund holdings eligible to be aggregated to meet a sales charge breakpoint. These other accounts may include the accounts described under "Aggregating Accounts." You may need to provide documents such as account statements or confirmation statements to prove that the accounts are eligible for aggregation. The Letter of Intent described below requires historical cost information in certain circumstances. You should retain records necessary to show the price you paid to purchase Fund shares, as the Funds, their agents, or your financial intermediary may not retain this information.

RIGHT OF ACCUMULATION

You may purchase Class A Shares of a Fund at a reduced sales charge determined by aggregating the dollar amount of the new purchase (measured by the offering price) and the total prior day's net asset value (net amount invested) of all Class A Shares of the Fund and of certain other classes (Class A Shares and Class C Shares of the Trust) of Janus funds then held by you, or held in accounts identified under "Aggregating Accounts," and applying the sales charge applicable to such aggregate amount. In order for your purchases and holdings to be aggregated for purposes of qualifying for such discount, they must have been made through one financial intermediary and you must provide sufficient information to your financial intermediary at the time of purchase to permit verification that the purchase qualifies for the reduced sales charge. The right of accumulation is subject to modification or discontinuance at any time with respect to all shares purchased thereafter.

LETTER OF INTENT

You may obtain a reduced sales charge on Class A Shares by signing a Letter of Intent indicating your intention to purchase $50,000 or more of Class A Shares (including Class A Shares in other series of the Trust) over a 13-month period. The term of the Letter of Intent will commence upon the date you sign the Letter of Intent. You must refer to such Letter when placing orders. With regard to a Letter of Intent, the amount of investment for purposes of applying the sales load schedule includes (i) the historical cost (what you actually paid for the shares at the time of purchase, including any sales charges) of all Class A Shares acquired during the term of the Letter of Intent, minus (ii) the value of any redemptions of Class A Shares made during the term of the Letter of Intent. Each investment made during the period receives the reduced sales charge applicable to the total amount of the investment goal. A portion of shares purchased may be held in escrow to pay for any sales charge that may be applicable. If the goal is not achieved within the period, you must pay the difference between the sales charges applicable to the purchases made and the charges previously paid, or an appropriate number of escrowed shares will be redeemed. Please contact your financial intermediary to obtain a Letter of Intent application.

AGGREGATING ACCOUNTS

To take advantage of lower Class A Shares sales charges on large purchases or through the exercise of a Letter of Intent or right of accumulation, investments made by you, your spouse, and your children under age 21 may be aggregated if made for your own account(s) and/or certain other accounts such as:

  • trust accounts established by the above individuals (or the accounts of the primary beneficiary of the trust if the person who established the trust is deceased);
  • solely controlled business accounts; and
  • single participant retirement plans.

To receive a reduced sales charge under rights of accumulation or a Letter of Intent, you must notify your financial intermediary of any eligible accounts that you, your spouse, and your children under age 21 have at the time of your purchase.

COMMISSION ON CLASS C SHARES

Janus Distributors may compensate your financial intermediary at the time of sale at a commission rate of 1.00% of the net asset value of the Class C Shares purchased. Service providers to qualified plans or other financial intermediaries will not receive this amount if they receive 12b-1 fees from the time of initial investment of assets in Class C Shares.

EXCHANGES

With certain limited exceptions, the Funds are generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, the exchange privilege may not be available. 

Contact your financial intermediary or consult your plan documents to exchange into other funds in the Trust. Be sure to read the prospectus of the fund into which you are exchanging. An exchange from one fund to another is generally a taxable transaction (except for certain tax-deferred accounts).

  • You may generally exchange shares of a Fund for shares of the same class of any other fund in the Trust offered through your financial intermediary or qualified plan.
  • You may also exchange shares of one class for another class of shares within the same fund, provided the eligibility requirements of the class of shares to be received are met. Same-fund exchanges will only be processed in instances where there is no contingent deferred sales charge on the shares to be exchanged and no initial sales charge on the shares to be received. A Fund's fees and expenses differ between share classes. Please read the prospectus for the share class you are interested in prior to investing in that share class. Contact your financial intermediary or consult your plan documents for additional information.
  • You must meet the minimum investment amount for each fund. 
  • The exchange privilege is not intended as a vehicle for short-term or excessive trading. A Fund may suspend or terminate your exchange privilege if you make more than one round trip in the Fund in a 90-day period and may bar future purchases in the Fund or any of the other Janus funds. The Funds will work with intermediaries to apply the Funds' exchange limits. However, the Funds may not always have the ability to monitor or enforce the trading activity in such accounts. For more information about the Funds' policy on excessive trading, refer to "Excessive Trading" detailed in the prospectus.
  • Each Fund reserves the right to reject any exchange request and to modify or terminate the exchange privilege at any time.

WAIVER OF SALES CHARGES

Class A Shares received through an exchange of Class A Shares of another fund of the Trust will not be subject to any initial sales charge of the Funds' Class A Shares. Class A Shares or Class C Shares received through an exchange of Class A Shares or Class C Shares, respectively, of another fund of the Trust will not be subject to any applicable contingent deferred sales charge ("CDSC") at the time of the exchange. Any CDSC applicable to redemptions of Class A Shares or Class C Shares will continue to be measured on the Shares received by exchange from the date of your original purchase. For more information about the CDSC, please refer to "Redemptions." While Class C Shares do not have any front-end sales charges, their higher annual fund operating expenses mean that over time, you could end up paying more than the equivalent of the maximum allowable front-end sales charge.

REDEMPTIONS

With certain limited exceptions, the Funds are generally available only to shareholders residing in the United States. Unless you meet certain residency eligibility requirements, once you close your account, you may not make additional investments in the Funds. 

Redemptions, like purchases, may generally be effected only through financial intermediaries and retirement platforms. Please contact your financial intermediary or refer to the appropriate plan documents for details. Your financial intermediary may charge a processing or service fee in connection with the redemption of Shares.

Shares of each Fund may be redeemed on any business day on which the Fund's NAV is calculated. Redemptions are duly processed at the NAV next calculated after your redemption order is received in good order by a Fund or its agents. Redemption proceeds, less any applicable CDSC for Class A Shares or Class C Shares, will normally be sent the business day following receipt of the redemption order.

Each Fund reserves the right to postpone payment of redemption proceeds for up to seven calendar days. Additionally, the right to require the Funds to redeem their shares may be suspended, or the date of payment may be postponed beyond seven calendar days, whenever: (i) trading on the NYSE is restricted, as determined by the SEC, or the NYSE is closed (except for holidays and weekends); (ii) the SEC permits such suspension and so orders; or (iii) an emergency exists as determined by the SEC so that disposal of securities or determination of NAV is not reasonably practicable.

Each Fund reserves the right to annually request that intermediaries close Fund accounts that are valued at less than $100, other than as a result solely of depreciation in share value. Certain accounts held through intermediaries may not be subject to closure due to the policies of the intermediaries. You may receive written notice from your intermediary to increase your account balance to the required minimum to avoid having your account closed provided you meet certain residency eligibility requirements. Please note that you may incur a tax liability as a result of a redemption.

REDEMPTIONS IN-KIND

Shares normally will be redeemed for cash, although each Fund retains the right to redeem some or all of its shares in-kind under unusual circumstances, in order to protect the interests of remaining shareholders, to accommodate a request by a particular shareholder that does not adversely affect the interests of the remaining shareholders, or in connection with the liquidation of a fund, by delivery of securities selected from its assets at its discretion. However, each Fund is required to redeem shares solely for cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of the NAV of that Fund during any 90-day period for any one shareholder. Should redemptions by any shareholder exceed such limitation, a Fund will have the option of redeeming the excess in cash or in-kind. In-kind payment means payment will be made in portfolio securities rather than cash. If this occurs, the redeeming shareholder might incur brokerage or other transaction costs to convert the securities to cash, whereas such costs are borne by the Fund for cash redemptions.

While a Fund may pay redemptions in-kind, a Fund may instead choose to raise cash to meet redemption requests through the sale of fund securities or permissible borrowings. If a Fund is forced to sell securities at an unfavorable time and/or under unfavorable conditions, such sales may adversely affect the Fund's NAV and may increase brokerage costs.

SYSTEMATIC WITHDRAWAL PLAN

You may arrange for periodic redemptions of Class A Shares or Class C Shares by authorizing your financial intermediary to redeem a specified amount from your account on a day or days you specify. Any resulting CDSC may be waived through financial intermediaries that have entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors. The maximum annual rate at which shares subject to a CDSC may be redeemed, pursuant to a systematic withdrawal plan, without paying a CDSC, is 12% of the net asset value of the account. Certain other terms and minimums may apply. Not all financial intermediaries offer this plan. Contact your financial intermediary for details.

CLASS A SHARES AND CLASS C SHARES CDSC

A 1.00% CDSC may be deducted with respect to Class A Shares purchased without an initial sales charge if redeemed within 12 months of purchase, unless any of the CDSC waivers listed apply. A 1.00% CDSC will be deducted with respect to Class C Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase, unless a CDSC waiver applies. The CDSC will be based on the lower of the original purchase price or the value of the redemption of the Class A Shares or Class C Shares redeemed, as applicable.

CDSC WAIVERS

There are certain cases in which you may be exempt from a CDSC charged to Class A Shares and Class C Shares. Among others, these include:

  • Upon the death or disability of an account owner;
  • Retirement plans and certain other accounts held through a financial intermediary that has entered into an agreement with Janus Distributors to waive CDSCs for such accounts;
  • Retirement plan shareholders taking required minimum distributions;
  • The redemption of Class A Shares or Class C Shares acquired through reinvestment of Fund dividends or distributions;
  • The portion of the redemption representing appreciation as a result of an increase in NAV above the total amount of payments for Class A Shares or Class C Shares during the period during which the CDSC applied; or
  • If a Fund chooses to liquidate or involuntarily redeem shares in your account.

To keep the CDSC as low as possible, Class A Shares or Class C Shares not subject to any CDSC will be redeemed first, followed by shares held longest.

REINSTATEMENT PRIVILEGE

After you have redeemed Class A Shares, you have a one-time right to reinvest the proceeds into Class A Shares of the same or another fund within 90 days of the redemption date at the current NAV (without an initial sales charge). You will not be reimbursed for any CDSC paid on your redemption of Class A Shares.