OREANDA-NEWS. September 07, 2016. Franklin Resources, Inc. (the "company") (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of \\$0.18 per share payable on October 14, 2016 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on September 30, 2016. The quarterly dividend of \\$0.18 per share is equivalent to the dividend paid for the prior quarter and represents a 20% increase over the quarterly dividend paid for the same quarter last year.

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 to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 180 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes -- including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over \\$739 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2016. For more information, please visit franklinresources.com.