Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Oversubscribed Rights Offering Raising Over 7 Million

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San Mateo, CA, October 19, 2018 – Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust (the “Fund”) [NYSE American: FTF] (CUSIP 35472T101) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its transferable rights offering (the “Offer”), which is expected to result in the issuance of approximately 7.5 million common shares.  The final subscription price for the common shares to be issued was $8.99, which was equal to 92.5% of the average of the last reported sale price of the Fund’s common shares on the NYSE American on October 18, 2018 and each of the four preceding trading days.  The Offer was over-subscribed. Assuming the over-subscription privilege is exercised in full, the gross proceeds of the Offer are expected to be approximately $67.8 million. The common shares subscribed for will be issued after completion of the pro rata allocation of the over-subscription shares, if any, and receipt of all shareholder payments. The common shares are expected to be issued on or about October 25, 2018.

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