Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. offers Canadian baby boomers additional tax-efficiency



    TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. today
introduced the addition of Series T to 14 funds in its Corporate Class
structure that will be available for sale on October 1, 2007. CorPLUS-Series
T(TM) will offer a monthly distribution based on return of capital (ROC),
while allowing investors to switch between funds within the structure.
    "As your lifestyle changes the closer you get to retirement, it is
important to start thinking about tax-efficiency and the flexibility to
rebalance your portfolio," said Jennifer Ball, Senior V.P. of Marketing,
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. "For baby boomers who are five to ten
years away from retirement, it is crucial for them to get the benefits of tax
accrual before they start to redeem from the structure."
    Adding Series T on Franklin Templeton's Corporate Class funds will
provide investors two major advantages: tax-efficient monthly cash flows
through ROC and the flexibility to switch between funds without realizing a
taxable event at the time of the switch.
    "CorPLUS-Series T(TM) helps investors seamlessly transition from compound
growth to cash flow, all in a tax-efficient structure," said Ms. Ball. "This
completes the investment cycle by providing investors tax-deferral, asset
growth, flexibility to rebalance and tax-efficient monthly cash stream."

    Series T will be added to the following 14 Corporate Class funds and
    portfolios:

    Templeton International Stock Corporate Class;
    Bissett Multinational Growth Corporate Class;
    Bissett Canadian Balanced Corporate Class;
    Mutual Beacon Corporate Class;
    Mutual Discovery Corporate Class;
    Franklin Templeton U.S. Rising Dividends Corporate Class;
    Franklin Templeton Diversified Income Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Balanced Income Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Balanced Growth Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Global Balanced Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Growth Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Canadian Growth Corporate Class Portfolio;
    Franklin Templeton Global Growth Corporate Class Portfolio; and
    Franklin Templeton Maximum Growth Corporate Class Portfolio.

    In addition to Series T, Series R and Series S will also be available on
all of the eight Corporate Class portfolios in the Quotential program.

    Portfolio names changing in successful Quotential program

    Within the successful $8-billion Quotential program, the names on all of
the 16 portfolios and corporate class versions will be changed on October 12,
2007. For example, the popular $4-billion Franklin Templeton Balanced Growth
Portfolio will become the Quotential Balanced Growth Portfolio.
    Ms. Ball added: "Changing the portfolio names within Canada's
best-selling independent fund-of-funds program will make it easier for
investment advisors to identify the Quotential portfolios on their systems."
    On October 12, 2007, the names of the portfolios in Franklin Templeton
Investments' Quotential program will be changed as follows:

    
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    Existing Name                        New Name
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    Franklin Templeton Diversified       Quotential Diversified Income
     Income Portfolio                     Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Diversified       Quotential Diversified Income
     Income Corporate Class Portfolio     Corporate Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Balanced          Quotential Balanced Income Portfolio
     Income Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Balanced          Quotential Balanced Income Corporate
     Income Corporate Class Portfolio     Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Balanced          Quotential Balanced Growth Portfolio
     Growth Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Balanced Growth   Quotential Balanced Growth
     Corporate Class Portfolio            Corporate Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Global Balanced   Quotential Global Balanced Portfolio
     Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Global Balanced   Quotential Global Balanced
     Corporate Class                      Corporate Class
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Growth Portfolio  Quotential Growth Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Growth Corporate  Quotential Growth Corporate
     Class Portfolio                      Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Canadian Growth   Quotential Canadian Growth Portfolio
     Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Canadian Growth   Quotential Canadian Growth Corporate
     Corporate Class Portfolio            Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Global Growth     Quotential Global Growth Portfolio
     Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Global Growth     Quotential Global Growth
     Corporate Class Portfolio            Corporate Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Maximum Growth    Quotential Maximum Growth Portfolio
     Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Franklin Templeton Maximum           Quotential Maximum Growth Corporate
     Growth Corporate Class Portfolio     Class Portfolio
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment organization operating as
Franklin Templeton Investments. In Canada, Franklin Templeton Investments
provides global and domestic investment advisory services to the Franklin,
Templeton, Bissett and Mutual Series funds and institutional accounts.
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. has more than 700 employees providing
services to more than 1.8 million unitholder accounts and more than 200
pension funds, foundations and other institutional investors. Franklin
Templeton Investments Corp. can be found at www.franklintempleton.ca.
    Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:  BEN), is 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 and Fiduciary Trust
investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has 60 years of investment
experience and more than US$618 billion (C$652 billion) in assets under
management as of August 31, 2007.





For further information:

For further information: Sarah Powley, Franklin Templeton Investments
Corp., (416) 957-6191


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