Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 --  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 March 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on February 28,
2013 (Ex-Dividend Date: February 26, 2013).  
You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders
by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at
1-800/DIAL BEN(R) (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting
franklintempleton.com. All investments involve risks, including
possible loss of principal. Bond prices generally move in the
opposite direction of interest rates. As the prices of bonds in a
fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may
decline. Investments in lower-rated bonds include higher risk of
default and loss of principal. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes
rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual
companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market
conditions. In addition to other factors, securities issued by
utility companies have historically been sensitive to interest rate
changes. When interest rates fall, utility securities prices, and
thus a utilities fund's share price, tend to rise; when interest
rates rise, their prices generally fall. The Fund is actively managed
but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions
will produce the desired results. For portfolio management
discussions, including information regarding the Fund's investment
strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report
to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or
sec.gov.  
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, Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management
and K2 investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more
than 65 years of investment experience and over $809 billion in
assets under management as of January 31, 2013. For more information,
please call 1-800/DIAL BEN(R) or visit franklintempleton.com.  
Contact:
Franklin Templeton Investments
Shareholders/Financial Advisors: (800) 342-5236