FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. (NYSE:BEN) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. (NYSE:BEN) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

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On February12, 2019, Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results were as follows:

1.

To elect 10 directors to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until that person’s successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.

Each of the 10 nominees for director was elected, and the voting results are set forth below:

Name of Director

For

Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

Peter K. Barker

416,363,588

2,605,192

240,381

43,798,901

Mariann Byerwalter

417,001,035

2,004,248

203,878

43,798,901

Charles E. Johnson

416,982,655

2,041,833

184,673

43,798,901

Gregory E. Johnson

408,266,810

7,386,646

3,555,705

43,798,901

Rupert H. Johnson, Jr.

415,283,097

3,809,627

116,437

43,798,901

Mark C. Pigott

413,728,930

5,252,181

228,050

43,798,901

Chutta Ratnathicam

405,446,323

13,539,479

223,359

43,798,901

Laura Stein

347,802,129

71,304,957

102,075

43,798,901

Seth H. Waugh

416,573,990

2,412,427

222,744

43,798,901

Geoffrey Y. Yang

414,274,131

4,810,496

124,534

43,798,901

2.

To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September30, 2019.

The ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was approved, and the voting results are set forth below:

For

Against

Abstain

449,558,276

13,304,567

145,219

3.

To ratify the stockholder special meeting amendment in the Company’s bylaws, as described in the proxy materials.

The ratification of the stockholder special meeting amendment was approved, and the voting results are set forth below:

For

Against

Abstain

Broker

Non-Votes

352,757,560

66,082,868

368,733

43,798,901

4.

To consider and vote on a stockholder proposal requesting that the Board institute procedures on genocide-free investing, as described in the proxy materials.

This stockholder proposal was not approved, and the voting results are set forth below:

For

Against

Abstain

Broker

Non-Votes

40,692,224

370,027,445

8,489,492

43,798,901

About FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. (NYSE:BEN)

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, operates as Franklin Templeton Investments. It is a global investment management company that provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and high net-worth clients in jurisdictions around the world. The Company offers its investment products and services under the Franklin, Templeton, Franklin Mutual Series, Franklin Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management, K2 and LibertyShares brand names. Its products include investment funds and institutional, high net-worth and separately managed accounts (collectively, sponsored investment products (SIPs)). It offers various types of SIPs, such as the United States funds, cross-border funds, local/regional funds, and other managed accounts, alternative investment products and trusts. Its investment funds include the United States-registered funds, non-United States-registered funds and unregistered funds.

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