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Templeton Global Income Fund ("GIM") Announces Dividend

From: Franklin Templeton Investments
Contact: Franklin Templeton Investments
Telephone:(800) 342-5236

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 1, 2005--Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM) today announced its regular monthly dividend from net investment income of $0.04 per share, payable on April 29, 2005 to shareholders of record on April 15, 2005 (Ex-Dividend Date: April 13, 2005).

The Fund's investment manager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN), a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and Fiduciary Trust investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 50 years of investment experience and over $415 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2005. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or visit franklintempleton.com.