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Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 21, 2009. The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced below, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today released portfolio allocation updates containing the following information as of December 31, 2008:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Ten Largest Positions/Portfolio Characteristics
  • International Allocation/Net Currency Distribution
  • Industry Allocation/Country Distribution

To obtain a copy of the updates, please contact Fund Information at 1-800-342-5236.

Templeton closed-end Funds:

  • Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TDF)
  • Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM)
  • Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TRF)

The Funds' investment managers are subsidiaries 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, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment experience and over $416 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2008. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BENĀ® or visit franklintempleton.com.

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