Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - 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 September 30, 2012:

  • 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 $749 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.

 
TEMPLETON DRAGON FUND, INC.
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,100,801,942
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $29.07
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

TEN LARGEST POSITIONS
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
CASH & OTHER   0.6%   DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD   18.9%
EQUITY*   99.4%   CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP (SINOPEC)   8.3%
    100.0%   CNOOC LTD   7.2%
        PETROCHINA CO LTD   6.3%
        CHINA MOBILE LTD   4.6%
        TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD   4.3%
        CHEUNG KONG INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDINGS LTD   3.3%
        CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK   3.0%
        CHINA SHENHUA ENERGY CO LTD   2.6%
        CHENG SHIN RUBBER IND CO LTD   2.5%
            61.0%
             

INTERNATIONAL ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

INDUSTRY ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA   100.0%   CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY   9.0%
  CAMBODIA   0.2%     AUTOMOBILES & COMPONENTS   6.5%
  CHINA   60.0%     CONSUMER DURABLES & APPAREL   0.3%
  HONG KONG   27.6%     CONSUMER SERVICES   0.6%
  TAIWAN   12.2%     RETAILING   1.6%
TOTAL EQUITY*   100.0%   CONSUMER STAPLES   24.4%
          FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING   20.9%
          FOOD BEVERAGE & TOBACCO   3.5%
        ENERGY   27.2%
        FINANCIALS   10.9%
          BANKS   8.1%
          INSURANCE   0.8%
          REAL ESTATE   2.0%
        HEALTH CARE   0.3%
          PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES   0.3%
        INDUSTRIALS   5.8%
          CAPITAL GOODS   4.5%
          TRANSPORTATION   1.2%
        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   10.2%
          SEMICONDUCTORS & SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT   5.1%
          SOFTWARE & SERVICES   0.9%
          TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT   4.3%
        MATERIALS   3.3%
        TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES   5.4%
        UTILITIES   3.4%
        TOTAL NET ASSETS   100.0%
             

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. Since markets can go up and down, investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, currency volatility, and the economic, social and political climates of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. You may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. The industry allocation uses MSCI's industry definitions for the convenience of comparison. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change. This press release contains statistical data regarding the Fund's portfolio. The Fund's complete portfolio holdings are publicly available on a quarterly basis on Form N-Q, as well as in the Fund's Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents may be found at sec.gov. For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund's investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov.

* Equity includes convertible and preferred securities.

 
TEMPLETON GLOBAL INCOME FUND
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,236,694,685
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $9.28
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
   
CASH & OTHER   10.6%   WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY   3.8419 yrs.
FIXED INCOME   89.4%   WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION   2.6097 yrs.
    100.0%   WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON   5.4065%
             


NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA   29.4%   ASIA   30.2%
  INDIAN RUPEE   3.8%     INDONESIA   4.6%
  INDO RUPIAH   4.6%     MALAYSIA   4.9%
  JAPANESE YEN   -20.7%     PHILIPPINES   0.2%
  MALAYSI RINGGIT   14.1%     SINGAPORE   2.1%
  PHILIPPINE PESO   4.7%     SOUTH KOREA   15.4%
  SOUTH KOREAN WON   16.5%     SRI LANKA   2.2%
  SINGAPORE DOLLAR   4.2%     VIETNAM   0.8%
  SRI LANKA RUPEE   2.2%   AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND   5.0%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND   5.0%     AUSTRALIA   5.0%
  AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR   5.0%   EUROPE   32.8%
EUROPE   -1.7%     HUNGARY   3.8%
  EURO   -31.4%     ICELAND   0.3%
  HUNGARY FORINT   1.0%     IRELAND   8.5%
  NORWEGIAN KRONE   4.4%     LITHUANIA   2.4%
  POLAND ZLOTY   11.4%     POLAND   10.6%
  SWEDISH KRONA   12.9%     RUSSIA   0.6%
LATIN AMERICA   28.1%     SERBIA   0.4%
  BRAZILIAN REAL   8.9%     SWEDEN   4.8%
  CHILEAN PESO   7.6%     UKRAINE   1.5%
  MEXICAN PESO   7.7%   LATIN AMERICA   18.3%
  PERU NUEVO SOL   3.9%     BRAZIL   8.9%
MID-EAST/AFRICA   3.5%     MEXICO   5.1%
  ISRAELI SHEKEL   3.5%     PERU   3.9%
NORTH AMERICA   35.9%     VENEZUELA   0.5%
  US DOLLAR   35.9%   MID-EAST/AFRICA   2.5%
TOTAL   100.0%     ISRAEL   2.5%
        NORTH AMERICA   -0.6%
          UNITED STATES   -0.6%
        OTHER   11.8%
          SUPRANATIONAL   2.4%
          CASH   7.8%
          DERIVATIVES   1.6%
        TOTAL   100.0%
             
             

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. Since markets can go up and down, investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, currency volatility, and the economic, social and political climates of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. You may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy. The weightings do not include the impact of currency forwards within the country weightings. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change. This press release contains statistical data regarding the Fund's portfolio. The Fund's complete portfolio holdings are publicly available on a quarterly basis on Form N-Q, as well as in the Fund's Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents may be found at sec.gov. For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund's investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov.

 
TEMPLETON RUSSIA AND EAST EUROPEAN FUND, INC.
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $97,317,442
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $16.94
 


ASSET ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

TEN LARGEST POSITIONS
  PERCENT
OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
CASH & OTHER   6.2%   CHEREPOVETS MK SEVERSTAL   11.2%
EQUITY*   93.8%   GLOBALTRANS INVESTMENT PLC   10.7%
    100.0%   SBERBANK OF RUSSIA   10.4%
        MHP SA   5.7%
        LUKOIL HOLDINGS   5.0%
        VEROPHARM   5.0%
        TNK-BP HOLDINGS   4.9%
        PHOSAGRO OAO   4.8%
        GAZPROM   4.8%
        CTC MEDIA INC   4.7%
            67.3%


INTERNATIONAL ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS  

INDUSTRY ALLOCATION
  PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
EUROPE   100.0%   CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY   5.0%
  HUNGARY   3.0%     MEDIA   5.0%
  KAZAKHSTAN   1.0%   CONSUMER STAPLES   9.0%
  RUSSIA   88.6%     FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING   1.6%
  UKRAINE   7.4%     FOOD BEVERAGE & TOBACCO   7.4%
TOTAL EQUITY*   100.0%   ENERGY   20.1%
        FINANCIALS   11.1%
          BANKS   11.1%
        HEALTH CARE   8.3%
          PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES   8.3%
        INDUSTRIALS   11.5%
          TRANSPORTATION   11.5%
        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   0.8%
          SOFTWARE & SERVICES   0.8%
        MATERIALS   27.8%
        TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES   4.4%
        UTILITIES   2.1%
        TOTAL EQUITY*   100.0%
             

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton's Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com. Since markets can go up and down, investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, currency volatility, and the economic, social and political climates of countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. You may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. The industry allocation uses MSCI's industry definitions for the convenience of comparison. The information provided is as of the date shown and comes from sources considered reliable, but the Fund makes no representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change. This press release contains statistical data regarding the Fund's portfolio. The Fund's complete portfolio holdings are publicly available on a quarterly basis on Form N-Q, as well as in the Fund's Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents may be found at sec.gov. For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund's investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov.

* Equity includes convertible and preferred securities.

Contact:
For more information, please contact
Franklin Templeton Investments
1-800-342-5236

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