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Franklin Growth Fund

For over 60 years, the Fund has invested in companies with the potential for long-term sustainable growth utilizing fundamental, bottom-up research to focus on companies that meet our criteria of Growth, Quality and Valuation.

    Franklin Growth Fund
    Advisor Class Shares
    As of December 31, 2013
    Symbol/
    CUSIP
    Morningstar
    Category
    fi360 Fiduciary Score®
    (# of Peers)
    Score Avg 1yr Avg 3yr Avg 5yr Avg 10yr
    FCGAX Large Growth 47 40 23 16 16
    (1,450) (1,370) (1,221) (964) (582)

    fi360 Fiduciary Score® is a peer percentile ranking of an investment against a set of quantitative due diligence criteria selected to reflect prudent fiduciary management. The fi360 Fiduciary Score should not be used as the sole source of information in an investment decision. Visit fi360.com/fi360-Fiduciary-Score for the complete methodology document.1

    Key Points


    • Experienced Management Team
      The fund’s management team has over 90 years of combined investment experience and is supported by the Franklin Equity Group research team, with over 70 investment professional and more than 30 analysts covering numerous sectors.2
    • Strong Performance Record
      Franklin Growth Fund Advisor Class share performance ranked in the top quartile of the Morningstar Large Growth category for the 10-year period ended 12/31/13.3
    • Low Expenses, Active Management
      As of 12/31/13, Franklin Growth Fund Advisor Class net expense ratio was 0.70%, versus 1.02% for the Lipper Multi-Cap Core Funds category average.