Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Annouces New Credit Facility And Redemption Of Outstanding Auction Preferred Shares

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San Mateo, CA, August 21, 2018 – Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust [NYSE American: FTF], a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today the details of the redemption of all of the Fund’s outstanding auction preferred shares (“APS”) at the liquidation preference of $25,000 per share plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends. Subject to satisfying the notice and other requirements that apply to the APS redemptions, the Fund expects to redeem the following amounts of APS listed below, not later than August 31, 2018. The Fund will replace its APS leverage with financing through a new loan facility.



Optional Redemption Price per Preferred Share

(includes final accumulated but unpaid dividends)1

Number of Preferred Shares to be Redeemed

Redemption Date

Preferred Shares Series M

354 72T 200


1,200, amounting to all outstanding shares

August 31, 2018

Preferred Shares Series W

354 72T 309


1,200, amounting to all outstanding shares

August 31, 2018

Preferred Shares Series F

354 72T 408


1,200, amounting to all outstanding shares

August 31, 2018

[1] The amounts shown reflect dividends estimated through August 30, 2018; adjustments based upon actual rates will be applied prior to the Redemption Date of August 31, 2018.

Chris Molumphy, CIO of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group and the Fund’s President said, “We are pleased to announce that we have taken the necessary steps to complete a full refinancing of the Fund’s outstanding APS via a new loan facility, which will give us additional flexibility in managing the leverage of the Fund.”

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