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Franklin Biotechnology Discovery A (FBDIX)

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Franklin Biotechnology Discovery A

Franklin Strategic SeriesOne Franklin ParkwaySan Mateo, CA 94403-1906
Management Information
Evan McCulloch,Lead Manager since September 14, 1997
Mr. McCulloch has been a portfolio manager of the Fund since 1997 and assumed duties of lead portfolio manager of the Fund in 2000. He has primary responsibility for the investments of the Fund. He has final authority over all aspects of the Fund's investment portfolio, including but not limited to, purchases and sales of individual securities, portfolio risk assessment, and the management of daily cash balances in accordance with anticipated cash management requirements. The degree to which he may perform these functions, and the nature of these functions, may change from time to time.
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Fund Overview

Fund FamilyFranklin Templeton Investments
Net Assets1.29B
YTD Return15.12%
Morningstar Rating★★★
Inception DateSep 14, 1997

Fund Operations

Last Dividend0.99
Last Cap Gain0.00
Holdings Turnover22.13%
Average for CategoryN/A

Fees & Expenses

ExpenseFBDIXCategory Average
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net)0.98%1.30%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio0.99%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio1.00%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee0.24%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load5.75%5.30%
Max Deferred Sales LoadN/A1.98%
3 Yr Expense Projection873N/A
5 Yr Expense Projection1,093N/A
10 Yr Expense Projection1,725N/A