October 23, 2016 5:53 AM ET

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Company Overview of Franklin Universal Trust

Company Overview

Franklin Universal Trust is a closed-ended balanced mutual fund launched by Franklin Resources, Inc. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests in companies operating in utility sector. It employs fundamental analysis to invest in a diversified portfolio of corporate bonds and dividend paying utility stocks. The fund benchmarks the equity component of its balanced portfolio against the S&P 500 Electric Utilities Index and the fixed component against the Credit Suisse High Yield. Franklin Universal Trust was formed on September 23, 1988 and is domiciled in the United States.

One Franklin Parkway

Suite 2100

San Mateo, CA 94403-1906

United States

Founded in 1988

Key Executives for Franklin Universal Trust

President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Advisers Inc
Age: 68
Chairman and Senior Vice President
Age: 76
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer
Age: 49
Vice President and Secretary
Age: 64
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Franklin Universal Trust Key Developments

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable on October 14, 2016

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable October 14, 2016, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2016 and the Ex-Dividend date is September 28, 2016.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable on September 15, 2016

Franklin Universal Trust announced monthly dividend of $0.032 per share, payable on September 15, 2016, to shareholders of record on August 31, 2016. Ex-dividend date is August 29, 2016.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable July 15, 2016

Franklin Universal Trust announced a monthly dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable July 15, 2016, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2016 (Ex-Dividend Date: June 28, 2016).

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