Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. ("TRF") Announces Distribution
|From:||Franklin Templeton Investments|
|Contact:||Franklin Templeton Investments|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 19, 2006. Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TRF) today announced a distribution from long-term capital gains of $5.2476 per share, payable on June 19, 2006 to shareholders of record on June 5, 2006 (Ex-Dividend Date: June 1, 2006).
The Fund's investment adviser, Templeton Asset Management Ltd., is an indirect, 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 $504 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2006. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or visit franklintempleton.com.