Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 --  Franklin Resources,
Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in
the amount of $0.29 per share payable on April 12, 2013 to
stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of
business on March 28, 2013. The quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share
is equivalent to the dividend paid for the prior quarter and
represents a 7% increase over the quarterly dividend paid for the
same quarter last year.  
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, 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 $813 billion
in assets under management as of February 28, 2013. For more
information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN(R) or visit
franklinresources.com.  
Contact:
Franklin Resources, Inc.
Corporate Communications: 
Matt Walsh 
(650) 312-2245 
Investor Relations: 
Brian Sevilla 
(650) 312-4091
franklinresources.com