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Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc. ("TEI") Announces Dividend

From: Franklin Templeton Investments
Contact: Lisa Gallegos
Telephone:(650) 312-3395

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 16, 2003 -- Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TEI) today announced its quarterly dividend from net investment income of $0.25 per share, payable on July 15, 2003 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2003 (Ex-Dividend Date: June 26, 2003).

The Fund's investment manager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN), a global investment organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management services through its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and Fiduciary Trust subsidiaries. The San Mateo, CA-based company has over 50 years of investment experience and more than $281 billion in assets under management as of May 31, 2003. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236).