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Generations of Income Generation

 

 

A Great Story Since 1948

Franklin Income Fund turned 65 on August 31, 2013. Unlike the 10,000 baby boomers who also turned 65 on that day, Franklin Income Fund does not aspire to retire.

And that's good news for people who are seeing their investment objectives shift from saving for retirement to generating current income.

 

A Strategic Approach to Stocks and Bonds

The fund is structured to invest in stocks, bonds and convertibles—with no set proportions on its asset allocation—which leads to strategic diversification. This flexibility allows the fund to adjust across different market cycles to find the most attractive investment opportunities.

A History that Few can Match

For over six decades, Franklin Income Fund has been providing investors with income. In fact, the fund's Class A shares have paid 65 years of uninterrupted dividends through bull and bear markets, giving shareholders ongoing and consistent cash flow.

Dividend Payments During Various Market and Economic Environments

Total Dividends Paid Annually on a Hypothetical $10,000 Investment–Class A
(With 4.25% Sales Charge)

Since Inception (August 31, 1948) Through December 31, 2013

Dividends will vary, depending on the fund's income, and past distributions are not indicative of future trends.

Learn the Strategy, Benefits, and Results of Franklin Income Fund

 

Franklin Income Fund—Class A (FKINX)1

Fund Performance (Periods Ended March 31, 2014)

Average Annual Total Returns
  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Since Inception
(8/31/48)
With Maximum 4.25% Initial Sales Charge 8.12% 8.16% 16.38% 7.11% 10.50%
Without Sales Charge 12.76% 9.73% 17.41% 7.59% 10.57%
           
Expense Ratio 30-Day Standardized Yield2
(as of March 31, 2014)
0.62% 3.22%

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. A fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. View most recent month-end performance.

  1. This fund offers other share classes, subject to different fees and expenses that will affect their performance.
  2. The 30-Day Standardized Yield reflects an estimated yield to maturity. It should be regarded as an estimate of the fund's rate of investment income, and it may not equal the fund's actual distribution rate, which reflects the fund's past dividends paid to shareholders.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. The fund's share price and yield will be affected by interest rate movements. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline. Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond's credit rating may affect its value. Investments in lower-rated, higher-yielding instruments include higher risk of default and loss of principal. These securities carry a greater degree of credit risk relative to investment-grade securities. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund's prospectus.

For more information on any of our funds, contact your financial advisor or download a free prospectus. Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment goals, risks, sales charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.


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