Franklin Universal Trust ("FT" or the "Fund") Announces Notification of Sources of Distributions
Franklin Universal Trust [NYSE: FT]:
The Fund's estimated sources of the distribution to be paid on March 31, 2023 and for the fiscal year 2023 year-to-date are as follows:
Estimated Allocations for March Monthly Distribution as of February 28, 2023:
Cumulative Estimated Allocations fiscal year-to-date as of February 28, 2023, for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2023:
Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of the current distribution or from the terms of the Fund's Distribution Policy. FT estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the FT distribution to shareholders may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that a shareholder invested in a Fund is paid back to them. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect FT's investment performance and should not be confused with 'yield' or 'income'. The amounts and sources of distributions reported herein are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send a Form 1099-DIV to shareholders for the calendar year that will describe how to report the Fund's distributions for federal income tax purposes.
Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:
The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide high, current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. Distributions may vary based on the Fund's net investment income. Past distributions are not indicative of future trends.
For further information on Franklin Universal Trust, please visit our web site at: www.franklintempleton.com
Franklin Resources, Inc. is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton's mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset solutions. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of February 28, 2023. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
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