Franklin Resources, Inc

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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Dec 03, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --Franklin Resources, Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.29 per share payable on December 31, 2012 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on December 14, 2012. The quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share represents a 7% increase over the dividends paid the prior quarter and the same quarter last year. The Company has raised its dividend every year since 1981.

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, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment experience and over $753 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklinresources.com.

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        Franklin Resources, Inc.
        Corporate Communications
        Stacey Coleman
        (650) 525-7458
        Matt Walsh
        (650) 312-2245
        Investor Relations
        Brian Sevilla
        (650) 312-4091
        franklinresources.com