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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) [NYSE:BEN] announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.26 per share payable on April 12, 2019 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on March 29, 2019.  The quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share is equivalent to the dividend paid for the prior quarter and represents a 13% 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. Franklin Templeton’s goal is to deliver better outcomes by providing global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the Company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives and custom multi-asset solutions. The Company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With employees in over 30 countries, the California-based company has more than 70 years of investment experience and over $678 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2019. For more information, please visit

Contact:Franklin Resources, Inc.
 Investor Relations: Brian Sevilla (650) 312-4091
 Media Relations: Matt Walsh (650) 312-2245




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