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Templeton Releases Closed-End Fund's Portfolio Allocation Update

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 29, 2005. 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 October 31, 2005:

  • 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 (NYSE: GIM)

The Fund's investment adviser is a 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 $442 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2005. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or visit franklintempleton.com.

TEMPLETON GLOBAL INCOME FUND
AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2005
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,144,928,479
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $8.81

ASSET
ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
CASH & OTHER 2.2% WEIGHTED AVG. CREDIT QUALITY A+
FIXED INCOME 97.8% WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY 4 yrs.
EQUITY* 0.0%
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WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION 3.38 yrs.
100.0% WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON 6.352%


NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA 31.6% ASIA 33.5%
INDO RUPIAH 6.1% INDONESIA 6.1%
MALAYSI RINGGIT 2.3% MALAYSIA 2.3%
SOUTH KOREA WON 14.6% PHILIPPINES 1.9%
SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.9% SINGAPORE 2.9%
THAILAND BAHT 5.6% SOUTH KOREA 14.6%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 11.1% THAILAND 5.6%
AUSTRALIAN DLR 5.2% AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 9.7%
N ZEAL DOLLAR 5.9% AUSTRALIA 5.2%
EUROPE 40.0% NEW ZEALAND 4.5%
DANISH KRONE 1.7% EUROPE 38.9%
EURO MON UNIT 12.8% AUSTRIA 1.7%
NORWEGIAN KRONE 4.8% BELGIUM 2.7%
POLAND ZLOTY 7.8% DENMARK 1.7%
SLOVAK KORUNA 4.7% FINLAND 0.9%
SWEDISH KRONA 8.1% FRANCE 1.3%
LATIN AMERICA 3.1% GERMANY 1.4%
PERU NUEVO SOL 3.1% GREECE 0.5%
NORTH AMERICA 14.3% IRELAND 0.8%
CANADIAN DOLLAR 6.6% NETHERLANDS 0.1%
US DOLLAR 7.7% NORWAY 4.8%
======== POLAND 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% SLOVAK REPUBLIC 4.7%
SPAIN 2.0%
SWEDEN 8.1%
UKRAINE 0.2%
LATIN AMERICA 8.9%
ARGENTINA 1.8%
BRAZIL 0.4%
MEXICO 1.1%
PERU 3.1%
VENEZUELA 2.6%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 0.2%
SOUTH AFRICA 0.2%
NORTH AMERICA 8.8%
CANADA 6.6%
UNITED STATES 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0%

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.