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Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund ("TEI") Announces Distribution

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 14, 2006.  Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (NYSE: TEI) today announced its regular quarterly dividend from net investment income of $0.25 per share, and an additional year-end distribution from net investment income of $0.1467 per share, payable on January 16, 2007 to shareholders of record on December 29, 2006 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 27, 2006).

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 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 $541 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2006. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or visit franklintempleton.com.