SOURCE: Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton

January 20, 2012 12:16 ET

Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 20, 2012) - 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 December 31, 2011:

  • 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 Dragon Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TDF)
Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM)
Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TRF)

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 $670 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2011. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.

TEMPLETON DRAGON FUND, INC.
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2011
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,054,459,728
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $27.84



ASSET ALLOCATION

PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS



TEN LARGEST POSITIONS

PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
CASH & OTHER 0.0% DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD 17.1%
EQUITY* 100.0% CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP (SINOPEC) 9.8%
100.0% CNOOC LTD 6.5%
PETROCHINA CO LTD 6.2%
CHINA MOBILE LTD 4.2%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 3.6%
CHEUNG KONG INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDINGS LTD 3.3%
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK 3.2%
YANZHOU COAL MINING CO LTD 3.1%
CHINA SHENHUA ENERGY CO LTD 3.1%
60.0%

INTERNATIONAL ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS

INDUSTRY ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA 100.0% CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY 9.5%
CAMBODIA 0.4% AUTOMOBILES & COMPONENTS 6.3%
CHINA 64.5% CONSUMER DURABLES & APPAREL 0.3%
HONG KONG 24.5% CONSUMER SERVICES 0.7%
TAIWAN 10.5% RETAILING 2.2%
TOTAL EQUITY* 100.0% CONSUMER STAPLES 22.5%
FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING 19.2%
FOOD BEVERAGE & TOBACCO 3.3%
ENERGY 29.2%
FINANCIALS 12.8%
BANKS 8.5%
INSURANCE 0.9%
REAL ESTATE 3.4%
HEALTH CARE 0.2%
PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY &
LIFE SCIENCES

0.2%
INDUSTRIALS 4.5%
CAPITAL GOODS 3.2%
COMMERCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 0.1%
TRANSPORTATION 1.2%
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9.6%
SEMICONDUCTORS & SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT 4.3%
SOFTWARE & SERVICES 1.0%
TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT 4.3%
MATERIALS 2.4%
TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES 5.2%
UTILITIES 4.0%
TOTAL NET ASSETS 100.0%

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Fund Information at 1-800-DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236). Since markets can go down as well as up, 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. Some figures may include rounding to the nearest percentage. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and investment allocations can be expected to change.

* Equity includes convertible and preferred securities.

TEMPLETON GLOBAL INCOME FUND
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2011
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $1,139,399,791
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $8.61


ASSET ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS
CASH & OTHER 8.5% WEIGHTED AVG. MATURITY 4.4911 yrs.
FIXED INCOME 91.5% WEIGHTED AVG. DURATION 2.7562 yrs.
100.0% WEIGHTED AVG. COUPON 5.7674%


NET CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS

COUNTRY DISTRIBUTION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
ASIA 29.4% ASIA 30.8%
INDIAN RUPEE 4.0% INDONESIA 8.7%
INDO RUPIAH 8.7% MALAYSIA 4.9%
JAPANESE YEN -23.5% PHILIPPINES 0.2%
MALAYSI RINGGIT 14.7% SINGAPORE 2.2%
PHILIPPINE PESO 6.1% SOUTH KOREA 11.1%
SOUTH KOREAN WON 12.3% SRI LANKA 2.8%
SINGAPORE DOLLAR 4.3% VIETNAM 0.8%
SRI LANKA RUPEE 2.8% AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 10.0%
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 14.2% AUSTRALIA 10.0%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 14.2% EUROPE 25.9%
EUROPE 1.5% HUNGARY 3.5%
BRITISH POUND 7.1% IRELAND 2.1%
EURO -36.1% LITHUANIA 2.4%
HUNGARY FORINT 0.9% POLAND 10.7%
NORWEGIAN KRONE 6.5% RUSSIA 0.6%
POLAND ZLOTY 9.8% SWEDEN 5.0%
SWEDISH KRONA 13.3% UNITED KINGDOM 1.6%
LATIN AMERICA 26.6% LATIN AMERICA 18.8%
BRAZILIAN REAL 9.1% ARGENTINA 1.1%
CHILEAN PESO 7.6% BRAZIL 9.1%
MEXICAN PESO 6.1% MEXICO 4.2%
PERU NUEVO SOL 3.8% PERU 3.8%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 5.5% VENEZUELA 0.6%
ISRAELI SHEKEL 5.5% MID-EAST/AFRICA 2.8%
NORTH AMERICA 22.9% ISRAEL 2.8%
US DOLLAR 22.9% NORTH AMERICA 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% UNITED STATES 1.7%
OTHER 10.0%
SUPRANATIONAL 2.7%
CASH 8.2%
DERIVATIVES -0.8%
TOTAL 100.0%

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Fund Information at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236). Since markets can go down as well as up, 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.

TEMPLETON RUSSIA AND EAST EUROPEAN FUND, INC.
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2011
TOTAL NET ASSETS: $86,258,268
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE: $15.01
ASSET ALLOCATION PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS TEN LARGEST POSITIONS PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
CASH & OTHER 9.5% CHEREPOVETS MK SEVERSTAL 11.3%
EQUITY* 90.5% SBERBANK OF RUSSIA 9.8%
100.0% GLOBALTRANS INVESTMENT PLC 8.0%
GAZPROM 5.8%
CTC MEDIA INC 5.1%
VEROPHARM 5.1%
MHP SA 4.8%
MMC NORILSK NICKEL OJSC 4.0%
MECHEL OAO 3.8%
PHOSAGRO OAO 3.4%
61.0%


INTERNATIONAL ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS

INDUSTRY ALLOCATION
PERCENT OF TOTAL NET ASSETS
EUROPE 99.4% CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY 5.7%
HUNGARY 3.2% MEDIA 5.7%
KAZAKHSTAN 1.0% CONSUMER STAPLES 12.5%
RUSSIA 87.4% FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING 1.3%
UKRAINE 7.8% FOOD BEVERAGE & TOBACCO 11.1%
MID-EAST/AFRICA 0.6% ENERGY 16.6%
EGYPT 0.6% FINANCIALS 10.9%
TOTAL EQUITY* 100.0% BANKS 10.9%
HEALTH CARE 8.8%
PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES 8.8%
INDUSTRIALS 8.8%
TRANSPORTATION 8.8%
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1.1%
SOFTWARE & SERVICES 1.1%
MATERIALS 28.8%
TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES 4.7%
UTILITIES 2.1%
TOTAL EQUITY* 100.0%

You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Fund Information at 1-800-DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236). Since markets can go down as well as up, 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.

* Equity includes convertible and preferred securities.

Contact Information

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