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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
JOHNSON GREGORY E
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC [BEN]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
CEO and President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC., ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/20/2012
(Street)

SAN MATEO, CA 94403-1906
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.10 09/20/2012   M   50,000(1) A $34.03(1) 656,812(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $.10 09/20/2012   S   50,000 D $125.0022(3) 606,812(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $.10               20,104 I As A Trustee For Minor Child(4)
Common Stock, par value $.10               1,515.294 I By 401(k)(5)
Common Stock, par value $.10               895,000 I By Limited Partnership
Common Stock, par value $.10               5,085 I By Spouse(6)
Common Stock, par value $.10               2,700 I By Trust(7)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $34.03(1) 09/20/2012   M     50,000(1) 09/30/2003 12/14/2012 Common Stock, par value $.10 50,000(1) (8) 55,197 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
JOHNSON GREGORY E
C/O FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.
ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY
SAN MATEO, CA 94403-1906
  X     CEO and President  

Signatures

 /s/ Maria Gray, Attorney-in-Fact   09/21/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Reflects adjustments in connection with the special cash dividend paid by Franklin Resources, Inc. on December 30, 2011
(2) Of the amount of securities beneficially owned, 60,339 shares represented unvested awards of restricted stock.
(3) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted price. These shares were sold in multiple transaction at prices ranging form $124.83 to $125.13, inclusive. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff on the Securities Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
(4) Shares held by Reporting Person as trustee for Reporting Person's minor children. Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
(5) Reporting Person holds shares in the Franklin Templeton 401(k) Retirement Plan. Information is based on a plan statement as of July 13, 2012.
(6) Shares held by Reporting Person's spouse. Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
(7) Business trust for the benefit of Reporting Person and Reporting Person's children.
(8) Not applicable.

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