The Sweet Monotony of Consistently Higher Yields

For plan participants looking for income, consider Franklin Income Fund’s Advisor Class shares which have provided over six decades of uninterrupted dividends.

And, for the 25-year period ending September 30, 2017, Franklin Income Fund’s yield was consistently higher than both the 10-year US Treasury Bond and the Fund’s Morningstar category average.

ATTRACTIVE INCOME STREAM OVER TIME

12-Month Yield at NAV1

25-Year Period Ended September 30, 2017

Franklin Income Fund—Advisor Class2

10-year US Treasury Bond3

Morningstar Category Average (US OE Allocation — 30% to 50% Equity)4

Treasuries, if held to maturity, offer a fixed rate of return and fixed principal value; their interest payments and principal are guaranteed.

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from the figures shown. A fund’s investment return and principal value will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Please view Franklin Income Fund’s most recent month-end performance and yield information.

Advisor Class shares are only offered to certain eligible investors as stated in the prospectus. They are offered without sales charges or Rule 12b-1 fees. The fund offers multiple share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses that will affect their performance. Please see the prospectus for details.


Franklin Income Fund seeks to maximize income, while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation over the long term by:

Seeking undervalued securities unconstrained by asset classes or market cycles

Pursuing income across the capital structure of a company using stocks, convertible securities and bonds

Adjusting fund allocations without set proportions based on current market opportunities

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Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2017)

1-year3-year5-year10-yearSince Inception
(8/31/48)
Advisor Class2 8.62% 5.32% 6.80% 5.71% 10.27%
 
Expense Ratio
Advisor Class 0.46%
30-Day Standardized Yield
As of December 31, 20176
Advisor Class 4.05%

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from the figures shown. A fund’s investment return and principal value will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Please view Franklin Income Fund’s most recent month-end performance and yield information.

Advisor Class shares are only offered to certain eligible investors as stated in the prospectus. They are offered without sales charges or Rule 12b-1 fees. Class R6 shares also available, contact your DC specialist for more information. The fund offers multiple share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses that will affect their performance. Please see the prospectus for details.

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

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