Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 --  Franklin Resources,
Inc. (Franklin Templeton Investments) (NYSE: BEN) today reported
preliminary month-end assets under management by the company's
subsidiaries of $781.8 billion at December 31, 2012, compared to
$768.8 billion at November 30, 2012, and $670.3 billion at December
31, 2011. 

ASSETS UNDER                                                                
(In billions)          31-Dec-12  30-Nov-12  30-Sep-12  30-Jun-12  31-Dec-11
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Franklin Templeton                                                          
     international   $     222.2 $    214.7 $    214.9 $    198.9 $    194.5
    United States           81.2       80.7       82.2       79.7       75.7
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total equity           303.4      295.4      297.1      278.6      270.2
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
  Hybrid                   121.0     118.9*      110.1      103.2       96.4
    Tax-free                84.3       85.9       83.2       80.1       74.1
       international       209.8      205.1      196.4      185.9      174.7
      United States         57.6       57.5       56.7       53.5       48.9
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total fixed-                                                            
     income                351.7      348.5      336.3      319.5      297.7
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
  Cash Management            5.7        6.0        6.4        5.8        6.0
                     ----------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Total                $     781.8 $    768.8 $    749.9 $    707.1 $    670.3
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*Includes the previously announced acquisition of K2 Advisors of
approximately $8.7 billion. 
Franklin Resources, Inc. 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 65 years of investment experience. For
more information, please visit 
Forward-Looking Statements 
The financial results in this press release are preliminary.
Statements in this press release regarding Franklin Resources, Inc.
("Franklin") and its subsidiaries, which are not historical facts,
are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this
press release, words or phrases generally written in the future tense
and/or preceded by words such as "will," "may," "could," "expect,"
"believe," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "seek," "estimate,"
"preliminary" or other similar words are forward-looking statements.  
Forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other important factors, some of which are
listed below, that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ
materially from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are
based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our
business, the economy and other future conditions. Because
forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to
inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are
difficult to predict. We caution you therefore against relying on any
of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of
historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance.  
These and other risks, uncertainties and other important factors are
described in more detail in Franklin's recent filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, in
Risk Factors and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations in Franklin's Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012: 

--  Volatility and disruption of the capital and credit markets, and
    adverse changes in the global economy, may significantly affect our
    results of operations and may put pressure on our financial results.
--  The amount and mix of our assets under management are subject to
    significant fluctuations.
--  We are subject to extensive and complex, overlapping and frequently
    changing rules, regulations and legal interpretations.
--  Regulatory and legislative actions and reforms have made the
    regulatory environment in which we operate more costly and future
    actions and reforms could adversely impact our assets under
    management, increase costs and negatively impact our profitability and
    future financial results.
--  Failure to comply with the laws, rules or regulations in any of the
    non-U.S. jurisdictions in which we operate could result in substantial
    harm to our reputation and results of operations.
--  Changes in tax laws or exposure to additional income tax liabilities
    could have a material impact on our financial condition, results of
    operations and liquidity.
--  Any significant limitation, failure or security breach of our software
    applications, technology or other systems that are critical to our
    operations could constrain our operations.
--  Our business operations are complex and a failure to properly perform
    operational tasks or the misrepresentation of our products and
    services, or the termination of investment management agreements
    representing a significant portion of our assets under management,
    could have an adverse effect on our revenues and income.
--  We face risks, and corresponding potential costs and expenses,
    associated with conducting operations and growing our business in
    numerous countries.
--  We depend on key personnel and our financial performance could be
    negatively affected by the loss of their services.
--  Strong competition from numerous and sometimes larger companies with
    competing offerings and products could limit or reduce sales of our
s, potentially resulting in a decline in our market share,
    revenues and income.
--  Changes in the third-party distribution and sales channels on which we
    depend could reduce our income and hinder our growth.
--  Our increasing focus on international markets as a source of
    investments and sales of investment products subjects us to increased
    exchange rate and other risks in connection with our revenues and
    income generated overseas.
--  Harm to our reputation or poor investment performance of our products
    could reduce the level of our assets under management or affect our
    sales, potentially negatively impacting our revenues and income.
--  Our future results are dependent upon maintaining an appropriate level
    of expenses, which is subject to fluctuation.
--  Our ability to successfully integrate widely varied business lines can
    be impeded by systems and other technological limitations.
--  Our inability to successfully recover should we experience a disaster
    or other business continuity problem could cause material financial
    loss, loss of human capital, regulatory actions, reputational harm, or
    legal liability.
--  Certain of the portfolios we manage, including our emerging market
    portfolios, are vulnerable to significant market-specific political,
    economic or other risks, any of which may negatively impact our
    revenues and income.
--  Regulatory and governmental examinations and/or investigations,
    litigation and the legal risks associated with our business, could
    adversely impact our assets under management, increase costs and
    negatively impact our profitability and/or our future financial
--  Our ability to meet cash needs depends upon certain factors, including
    the market value of our assets, operating cash flows and our perceived
--  Our business could be negatively affected if we or our banking
    subsidiaries fail to satisfy capital and other regulatory standards,
    and liquidity needs could affect our banking services.
--  We are dependent on the earnings of our subsidiaries.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks
only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could
cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and
it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether
as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise,
except as may be required by law.  
Franklin Resources, Inc.
Corporate Communications: 
Matt Walsh 
(650) 312-2245 
Investor Relations: 
Brian Sevilla 
(650) 312-4091 
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