Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 -- 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 November 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 Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF)
Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (NYSE: TEI)
Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM)

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 $768 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2012. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.


                       TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS FUND
                           AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2012
                       TOTAL NET ASSETS: $376,338,746
                      NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $20.81

                  PERCENT                                            PERCENT
                 OF TOTAL                                           OF TOTAL
                    NET                                                NET
ASSET ALLOCATION  ASSETS  TEN LARGEST POSITIONS                      ASSETS
------------------------- --------------------------------------------------
CASH & OTHER         1.5% BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS LTD     10.2%
EQUITY*             98.5% AKBANK TAS                                    4.7%
                 --------
                   100.0% DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD         4.6%
                          PT ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK                    4.4%
                          VALE SA                                       4.4%
                          TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD                 4.0%
                          PT BNK CENTRAL ASIA TBK                       3.7%
                          KASIKORNBANK PCL                              3.6%
                          KIATNAKIN BANK PUBLIC CO LTD                  3.5%
                          BANCO BRADESCO SA                             3.4%
                                                                    --------
                                                                       46.4%

                  PERCENT OF                                    PERCENT OF
INTERNATIONAL     PORTFOLIO                                     PORTFOLIO
 ALLOCATION       NET ASSETS INDUSTRY ALLOCATION                NET ASSETS
---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
ASIA                   72.6% CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY                  18.4%
---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
  CHINA                20.1%   AUTOMOBILES & COMPONENTS              17.1%
  HONG KONG             7.2%   CONSUMER DURABLES & APPAREL            1.3%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  INDIA                 9.1% CONSUMER STAPLES                         7.7%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  INDONESIA             8.7%   FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING               7.2%
  PAKISTAN              2.3%   HOUSEHOLD & PERSONAL PRODUCTS          0.5%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  SOUTH KOREA           5.3% ENERGY                                  25.6%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  THAILAND             12.7% FINANCIALS                              25.9%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  TURKEY                7.1%   BANKS                                 24.6%
----------------------------
EUROPE                 10.2%   REAL ESTATE                            1.3%
---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
  AUSTRIA               0.9% INDUSTRIALS                              2.4%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  HUNGARY               1.0%   CAPITAL GOODS                          1.7%
  POLAND                0.1%   TRANSPORTATION                         0.7%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  RUSSIA                6.7% INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                   5.8%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  UNITED KINGDOM        1.4%   SOFTWARE & SERVICES                    4.0%
----------------------------
LATIN AMERICA          16.3%   TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT        1.8%
---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
  BRAZIL               13.8% MATERIALS                               14.2%
                             ---------------------------------------------
  MEXICO                2.6% TOTAL EQUITY*                          100.0%
---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
MID-EAST/AFRICA         0.9%
----------------------------
  JORDAN                0.3%
  SOUTH AFRICA          0.6%
----------------------------
TOTAL EQUITY*         100.0%
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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 EMERGING MARKETS INCOME FUND
                           AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2012
                       TOTAL NET ASSETS: $789,712,142
                      NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $16.54

                            PERCENT OF
                            TOTAL NET
ASSET ALLOCATION              ASSETS   PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
-------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
CASH & OTHER                      7.7% WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY    7.3979 yrs.
FIXED INCOME                     92.3% WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION    4.3986 yrs.
                           -----------
                                100.0% WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON          7.7331%

                           PERCENT OF                             PERCENT OF
                           TOTAL NET                              TOTAL NET
NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION    ASSETS   COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION          ASSETS
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
ASIA                            -2.2% ASIA                             12.8%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
  INDO RUPIAH                    4.3%   INDIA                           0.5%
  JAPANESE YEN                 -10.0%   INDONESIA                       4.3%
  MALAYSI RINGGIT                0.7%   SRI LANKA                       3.6%
  SOUTH KOREAN WON               0.8%   TURKEY                          3.4%
  SRI LANKA RUPEE                2.0%   VIETNAM                         1.0%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
EUROPE                           0.1% EUROPE                           31.9%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
  EURO MON UNIT                 -2.1%   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA          0.6%
  POLAND ZLOTY                   0.7%   CROATIA                         1.2%
  SERBIAN DINAR                  1.4%   GEORGIA                         0.5%
  UKRAINE HRYVNIA                0.2%   HUNGARY                         2.5%
-------------------------------------
LATIN AMERICA                   13.5%   KAZAKHSTAN                      7.9%
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  BRAZILIAN REAL                 8.9%   LATVIA                          1.6%
  MEXICAN PESO                   4.6%   LITHUANIA                       0.6%
-------------------------------------
MID-EAST/AFRICA                  4.4%   ROMANIA                         1.0%
-------------------------------------
  GHANA CEDI NEW                 3.3%   RUSSIA                          6.7%
  NIGERIAN NAIRA                 1.1%   SERBIA                          3.0%
-------------------------------------
NORTH AMERICA                   84.1%   UKRAINE                         6.5%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
  US DOLLAR                     84.1% LATIN AMERICA                    25.9%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
TOTAL                          100.0%   ARGENTINA                       5.5%
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                                        BRAZIL                          8.9%
                                        COLOMBIA                        0.9%
                                        EL SALVADOR                     0.4%
                                        MEXICO                          7.1%
                                        PERU                            0.3%
                                        TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO             0.8%
                                        VENEZUELA                       1.9%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      MID-EAST/AFRICA                  20.3%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                        GHANA                           5.0%
                                        IRAQ                            5.3%
                                        NIGERIA                         1.1%
                                        SOUTH AFRICA                    2.6%
                                        UNITED ARAB EMIRATES            3.7%
                                        ZAMBIA                          2.6%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      OTHER                             7.3%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                        SUPRANATIONAL                   0.7%
                                        CASH                            5.8%
                                        DERIVATIVES                     0.8%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      NORTH AMERICA                     1.8%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                        UNITED STATES                   1.8%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      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 GLOBAL INCOME FUND
                           AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2012
                      TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,261,278,039
                      NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $9.46

                            PERCENT OF
                            TOTAL NET
ASSET ALLOCATION              ASSETS   PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
-------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
CASH & OTHER                     10.6% WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY    3.8022 yrs.
FIXED INCOME                     89.4% WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION    2.4981 yrs.
                           -----------
                                100.0% WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON          5.4516%

                           PERCENT OF                             PERCENT OF
                           TOTAL NET                              TOTAL NET
NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION    ASSETS   COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION          ASSETS
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
ASIA                            30.7% ASIA                             30.7%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
  INDIAN RUPEE                   3.6%   INDONESIA                       4.6%
  INDO RUPIAH                    4.6%   MALAYSIA                        4.8%
  JAPANESE YEN                 -19.2%   PHILIPPINES                     0.3%
  MALAYSI RINGGIT               15.1%   SINGAPORE                       2.1%
  PHILIPPINE PESO                3.6%   SOUTH KOREA                    15.8%
  SINGAPORE DOLLAR               4.1%   SRI LANKA                       2.3%
  SOUTH KOREAN WON              16.7%   VIETNAM                         0.9%
                                      --------------------------------------
  SRI LANKA RUPEE                2.3% AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND             4.9%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND            4.9%   AUSTRALIA                       4.9%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
  AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR              4.9% EUROPE                           33.1%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
EUROPE                          -1.8%   HUNGARY                         3.9%
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  EURO MON UNIT                -28.6%   ICELAND                         0.3%
  HUNGARY FORINT                 1.0%   IRELAND                         8.5%
  NORWEGIAN KRONE                1.8%   LITHUANIA                       2.4%
  POLAND ZLOTY                  11.6%   POLAND                         10.8%
  SWEDISH KRONA                 12.4%   RUSSIA                          0.5%
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LATIN AMERICA                   28.4%   SERBIA                          0.5%
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  BRAZILIAN REAL                 8.5%   SLOVENIA                        0.3%
  CHILEAN PESO                   7.4%   SWEDEN                          4.4%
  MEXICAN PESO                   8.6%   UKRAINE                         1.5%
                                      --------------------------------------
  PERU NUEVO SOL                 3.9% LATIN AMERICA                    17.9%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
MID-EAST/AFRICA                  3.5%   BRAZIL                          8.5%
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  ISRAELI SHEKEL                 3.5%   MEXICO                          5.0%
-------------------------------------
NORTH AMERICA                   34.3%   PERU                            3.9%
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  US DOLLAR                     34.3%   VENEZUELA                       0.5%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
TOTAL                          100.0% MID-EAST/AFRICA                   2.5%
------------------------------------- --------------------------------------
                                        ISRAEL                          2.5%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      NORTH AMERICA                    -0.7%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                        UNITED STATES                  -0.7%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                      OTHER                            11.6%
                                      --------------------------------------
                                        SUPRANATIONAL                   2.4%
                                        CASH                            7.6%
                                        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.

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