Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --  Franklin Universal
Trust (NYSE: FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin
Advisers, Inc., announced today a dividend of $0.038 per share,
payable January 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on December 31,
2012 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 27, 2012).  
Franklin Advisers, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin
Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN), 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 $768 billion in assets under management as of
November 30, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL
BEN(R) or visit 
Franklin Templeton Investments
Shareholders/Financial Advisors: (800) 342-5236 
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