SOURCE: Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton

February 11, 2014 12:24 ET

Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust Reports Quarter-End Asset Allocation

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) -  Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE MKT: FTF), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., today reported its portfolio composition, certain portfolio characteristics and NYSE MKT closing price as of December 31, 2013. This portfolio information and other Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust information can be found at https://www.franklintempleton.com/retail/jsp_app/products/closed_end_fund.jsp?fundNumber=3637

Franklin Advisers, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary 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, Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management and K2 investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $857 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2014. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.

   
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON LIMITED DURATION INCOME TRUST ASSET ALLOCATION at December 31, 2013  
          MARKET       PERCENTAGE  
SECTOR ALLOCATION         VALUE (Millions)       OF FUND 1  
High Yield Corporate Bonds & Preferred Securities           194.0         34.6 %
Investment Grade Corporate Bonds           0.0         0.0 %
Floating Rate Loans           183.4         32.7 %
Municipal Bonds           6.3         1.1 %
Mortgage-Backed Securities           123.1         21.9 %
Other Asset-Backed Securities 2           31.3         5.6 %
International Government Bonds (US$ & non-US$)           6.3         1.1 %
Common Stock & Warrants           0.6         0.1 %
Government Agency           0.0         0.0 %
Cash & Other Net Assets 3           16.5         2.9 %
                         
Total Assets 4         $ 561.5         100.0 %
          MARKET         PERCENTAGE  
TOP 10 INDUSTRIES 5         VALUE (Millions)         OF FUND 1  
Healthcare Services           37.9         6.8 %
Energy           35.8         6.4 %
Financial Services           26.5         4.7 %
Chemicals           23.0         4.1 %
Food & Beverage           22.8         4.1 %
Automotive           20.8         3.7 %
Metals & Mining           20.2         3.6 %
Gaming/Leisure           19.9         3.5 %
Info/Technology           18.9         3.4 %
Pay TV           18.6         3.3 %
                         
Total 4         $ 244.5         43.5 %
          MARKET         PERCENTAGE  
10 LARGEST HOLDINGS BY ISSUER         VALUE (Millions)         OF FUND 1  
Fannie Mae           96.6         17.2 %
Freddie Mac           20.5         3.6 %
Intelsat           6.7         1.2 %
Ginnie Mae           6.0         1.1 %
FMG Resources           5.5         1.0 %
ADS Waste           5.4         1.0 %
Reynolds Group           5.3         0.9 %
Calpine           5.0         0.9 %
Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage           5.0         0.9 %
Caesars Entertainment           5.0         0.9 %
                         
Total 4         $ 161.0         28.7 %
Number of positions                 486      
NAV per share               $ 14.23      
Market price per share               $ 12.99      
Number of shares outstanding                 26,835,650      
Total net assets               $ 381,845,440      
                         
Weighted average duration (including leverage) 6   4 years                    
Fund leverage percentage 7   32 %                  
 
1 Percentage of total investments of the Fund. Total investments of the Fund include long-term and short-term investments
and other net assets. Does not include last day portfolio and shareholder trades.
2 May include collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs").
3 Includes currency forward contracts and investments in the MCDX or CMBX credit default indices.
4 Total figures may not represent exact sum of items as a result of rounding.
5 Top 10 industries for corporate bonds and floating rate loans.
6 Duration calculated using internal methodologies. Rounded to the nearest year. 
7 Preferred shares issued by the Fund and mortgage dollar rolls used for leverage divided by total assets of the Fund.
 

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. All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Interest rate movements and mortgage prepayments will affect the Fund's share price and yield. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As the prices of bonds in a fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline.  Investments in lower-rated bonds include higher risk of default and loss of principal.    The Fund is actively managed but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions will produce the desired results. 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.   

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