January 31, 2015 5:20 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: 66
Chairman and Senior Vice President
Age: 74
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 47
Vice President and Secretary
Age: 62
Treasurer
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Franklin Universal Trust Key Developments

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend Payable on February 13, 2015

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable February 13, 2015, to shareholders of record on January 30, 2015 and the ex-dividend date is January 28, 2015.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend Payable on January 15, 2015

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2014. Ex-dividend date is on December 29, 2014.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable on December 15, 2014

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable December 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 28, 2014. The ex-dividend date is November 25, 2014.

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