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Franklin Connecticut Tax-Free Income Fund

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Symbol FXCTX
CUSIP 354 723 744
Fund Number 166
Inception Date1 Oct 03, 1988
Distributions Monthly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$388.0
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $10.68  
NAV Change $0.01  
POP3 $11.15  
YTD Total Return at NAV 4.39%
Distribution Rate at NAV 3.90%
30-day Standardized Yield4
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
3.00%

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 03/31/2014

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -6.65% -2.53%
5 Yrs 4.09% 5.00%
10 Yrs 3.33% 3.78%
Life 5.14% 5.32%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 07/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio5 0.66%
Net Expense Ratio 0.66%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.10%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Stella Wong
"In the Franklin Muni Department, we are committed to a conservative, disciplined investment strategy. We seek to provide shareholders with a high level of tax-free income while preserving capital."

Stella Wong, 1988
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1986

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We take a conservative, income-oriented approach.
  • We don't use leverage or invest in derivatives, which can increase portfolio volatility.
  • Our analysts search for high-quality, undervalued bonds.
  • We buy and hold for the long term.

Benefits

  • Monthly income exempt from federal income taxes and Connecticut personal income taxes i
  • Portfolio diversification
  • Tenured investment team with expertise across market cycles
i. For investors subject to the alternative minimum tax, a small portion of fund dividends may be taxable. Distributions of capital gains are generally taxable.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Yield and share price will fluctuate with market conditions due to municipal bonds’ sensitivity to interest-rate movements.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates, thus the fund’s share price may decline as the prices of bonds adjust to a rise in interest rates.
  • Investments concentrated in a single state are subject to greater risk of adverse economic and regulatory changes in that state than a geographically diversified fund.
  • The fund holds a portion of its assets in Puerto Rico municipal bonds that have been impacted by recent adverse economic and market changes, which may cause the fund’s share price to decline.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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