Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust Reports Asset Allocation

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) -  Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust ( NYSE MKT : FTF ), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., today reported its portfolio composition, certain portfolio characteristics and NYSE MKT closing price as of August 31, 2012. 

Franklin Advisers, Inc., is a 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, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment experience and $731 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com. 

       
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON LIMITED DURATION INCOME TRUST ASSET ALLOCATION at August 31, 2012  
       
                     
SECTOR ALLOCATION         MARKET VALUE (Millions)       PERCENTAGE OF FUND 1  
High Yield Corporate Bonds & Preferred Securities           186.4         34.0 %
Investment Grade Corporate Bonds           0.0         0.0 %
Floating Rate Loans           185.7         33.8 %
Mortgage-Backed Securities           133.6         24.4 %
Other Asset-Backed Securities 2           24.8         4.5 %
International Government Bonds (US$ & non-US$)           6.6         1.2 %
Common Stock & Warrants           0.0         0.0 %
Cash & Other Net Assets 3           11.6         2.1 %
Total Assets 4         $ 548.7         100.0 %
                         
TOP 10 INDUSTRIES 5         MARKET VALUE (Millions)       PERCENTAGE OF FUND1  
Healthcare Services           41.5         7.6 %
Energy           30.1         5.5 %
Automotive           23.8         4.3 %
Info/Technology           21.6         3.9 %
Financial Services           20.1         3.7 %
Retail           19.7         3.6 %
Chemicals           19.0         3.5 %
Food & Beverage           18.7         3.4 %
Broadcasting           18.7         3.4 %
Metals & Mining           18.1         3.3 %
Total 4         $ 231.3         42.2 %
                         
10 LARGEST HOLDINGS BY ISSUER         MARKET VALUE (Millions)       PERCENTAGE OF FUND1  
Fannie Mae           107.6         19.6 %
Freddie Mac           24.6         4.5 %
Reynolds Group Holdings Inc.           7.3         1.3 %
Caesars Entertainment           7.1         1.3 %
Intelsat           6.6         1.2 %
Visant           5.6         1.0 %
Calpine           5.1         0.9 %
Ineos Finance           4.6         0.8 %
Del Monte           4.6         0.8 %
Pinnacle Foods           4.4         0.8 %
Total 4         $ 177.4         32.3 %
                         
Number of positions                 408      
NAV per share               $ 13.93      
Market price per share               $ 14.60      
Number of shares outstanding                 26,806,112      
Total net assets               $ 373,365,403      
                         
Weighted average duration (including leverage) 6   3 years                    
Fund leverage percentage 7   32 %                  
                         
1 Percentage of total investments of the Fund. Total investments of the Fund include long-term and short-term investments and other net assets. Does not include last day portfolio and shareholder trades.  
2 May include collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs").  
3 Includes currency forward contracts.  
4 Total figures may not represent exact sum of items as a result of rounding.  
5 Top 10 industries for corporate bonds and floating rate loans.  
6 Duration calculated using internal methodologies. Rounded to the nearest year.  
7 Preferred shares issued by the Fund and mortgage dollar rolls used for leverage divided by total assets of the Fund.