Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --  Franklin Resources,
Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in
the amount of $0.29 per share payable on December 31, 2012 to
stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of
business on December 14, 2012. The quarterly dividend of $0.29 per
share represents a 7% increase over the dividends paid the prior
quarter and the same quarter last year. The Company has raised its
dividend every year since 1981. 
Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) is a global investment
management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments.
Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic
investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton,
Mutual Series, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams.
The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment
experience and over $753 billion in assets under management as of
October 31, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN(R)
or visit  
Franklin Resources, Inc.
Corporate Communications
Stacey Coleman
(650) 525-7458
Matt Walsh
(650) 312-2245 
Investor Relations
Brian Sevilla
(650) 312-4091 
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