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Franklin Universal Trust Reports Asset Allocation

From: Franklin Advisers, Inc.
Contact: Franklin Templeton Fund Information
Telephone:(800) 342-5236

San Mateo, CA, October 31, 2006 -- Franklin Universal Trust [NYSE:FT], a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., today reported its portfolio composition, certain portfolio characteristics and NYSE closing price as of September 30, 2006.

Franklin Advisers, Inc., 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 $511 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2006. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.

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