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Franklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Results on April 28, 2011

From: Franklin Resources, Inc.
Contact: Brian Sevilla
Telephone:(650) 312-4091

San Mateo, CA, April 12, 2011 - On Thursday, April 28, 2011, Franklin Resources, Inc. (the company) [NYSE:BEN] will release its second fiscal quarter 2011 operating results at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Pre-recorded audio commentary on the results from President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Johnson and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ken Lewis will be available at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. They will also lead a live teleconference later that day to answer questions, though analysts and investors are encouraged to contact Investor Relations for any clarifications or questions on the contents of the earnings release.

Access to the pre-recorded audio commentary and accompanying slides will be available via franklinresources.com. The pre-recorded audio commentary can also be accessed by dialing (888) 843-7419 in the U.S. and Canada or (630) 652-3042 internationally using access code 29520444, any time through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2011.

The live conference call will be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to answer questions. Access to the teleconference will be available via franklinresources.com or by dialing (888) 895-5271 in the U.S. and Canada or (847) 619-6547 internationally. A replay of the call can also be accessed by calling (888) 843-7419 in the U.S. and Canada or (630) 652-3042 internationally using access code 29520447, after 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2011.

Franklin Resources, Inc. 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 $703 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011. For more information, please visit franklinresources.com.