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Templeton Releases Closed-End Fund Portfolio Allocation Updates

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 9, 2004.  The Templeton closed-end Fund referenced below, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, today released a portfolio allocation update containing the following information as of January 31, 2004:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Portfolio Characteristics
  • Net Currency Distribution
  • Country Distribution

To obtain a copy of the update, please contact Fund Information at 1-800-342-5236.

Templeton closed-end Fund:

            Templeton Global Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GIM)

The Fund's investment adviser is a 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 $343 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2004. For more information, please call 1-800-DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236).

TEMPLETON GLOBAL INCOME FUND, INC.
AS OF JANUARY 31, 2004
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,155,391,261
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $8.91

ASSET
ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
CASH & OTHER 4.3% WEIGHTED AVG. CREDIT QUALITY A+
FIXED INCOME 95.7% WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY 7 yrs.
EQUITY* 0.0%
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WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION 4.92 yrs.
100.0% WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON 6.944%
NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL PORTFOLIO ASSETS COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS 
ASIA 14.5% ASIA 19.7%
INDO RUPIAH 5.3% INDONESIA 5.3%
SOUTH KOREA WON 4.8% PHILIPPINES 5.2%
THAILAND BAHT 4.4% SOUTH KOREA 4.8%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZELAND 14.4% THAILAND 4.4%
AUSTRALIAN DLR 6.2% AUSTRALIA/NEW ZELAND 14.4%
N ZEAL DOLLAR 8.3% AUSTRALIA 6.2%
EUROPE 49.6% NEW ZELAND 8.3%
BRITISH POUND 0.6% EUROPE 51.8%
DANISH KRONE 1.6% AUSTRIA 4.4%
EURO MON UNIT 34.5% BELGIUM 3.5%
HUNGARY FORINT 1.3% DENMARK 1.6%
NORWEGIAN KRONE 2.8% FINLAND 4.3%
SWEDISH KRONA 8.8% FRANCE 6.8%
NORTH AMERICA 21.5% GERMANY 3.6%
CANADIAN DOLLAR 1.9% GREECE 0.5%
US DOLLAR 19.6% HUNGARY 1.3%
  ======== IRISH REPUBLIC 1.3%
TOTAL PORTFOLIO 100.0% ITALY 2.9%
ASSETS NETHERLANDS 2.3%
NORWAY 2.8%
RUSSIA 2.4%
SPAIN 2.6%
SWEDEN 8.8%
UKRAINE 2.1%
UNITED KINGDOM 0.6%
LATIN AMERICA 8.1%
COLOMBIA 1.0%
MEXICO 2.2%
PANAMA 0.2%
PERU 0.4%
VENEZUELA 4.4%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 0.2%
SOUTH AFRICA 0.2%
NORTH AMERICA 5.7%
CANADA 1.9%
UNITED STATES 3.8%
TOTAL NET ASSETS 95.9%

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Fund Information at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236). Since markets can go down as well as up, investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, currency volatility, and the economic, social and political climates of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. You may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. The information provided is as of the date shown. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change.

* EQUITY INCLUDES CONVERTIBLE AND PREFERRED SECURITIES.