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Fitch Affirms Franklin Universal Trust Notes at 'AAA'

Aug 20, 2014
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Fitch Ratings-New York-27 August 2014: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AAA' rating assigned to the following notes issued by Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE: FT), a leveraged multi-sector closed-end fund advised by Franklin Advisers, Inc. (Franklin):

--$60,000,000 of 2.87% senior notes, due Aug. 28, 2018.

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