October 31, 2014 7:36 AM ET

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Company Overview of Franklin Universal Trust

Company Overview

Franklin Universal Trust is a closed-ended fund balanced mutual fund launched by Franklin Resources Inc. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests in companies operating in utility sector. It employs fundamental analysis to invest in a diversified portfolio of corporate bonds and dividend paying utility stocks. The fund benchmarks the equity component of its balanced portfolio against the S&P 500 Electric Utilities Index and the fixed component against the Credit Suisse High Yield. Franklin Universal Trust was formed on September 23, 1988 and is domiciled in the United States.

One Franklin Parkway

Suite 2100

San Mateo, CA 94403-1906

United States

Founded in 1988

Key Executives for Franklin Universal Trust

President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Advisers Inc
Age: 66
Chairman and Senior Vice President
Age: 74
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 47
Vice President and Secretary
Age: 62
Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Administration
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Franklin Universal Trust Key Developments

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable November 17, 2014

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable November 17, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 10, 2014. The Ex-Dividend Date is November 6, 2014.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend, Payable on October 15, 2014

Franklin Universal Trust announced a monthly dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable on October 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2014. Ex-dividend date is September 26, 2014.

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend Payable August 15, 2014

Franklin Universal Trust announced a dividend of $0.0395 per share, payable August 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 31, 2014 (Ex-Dividend Date: July 29, 2014).

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