Effective March 15, 2010, the distribution of the Franklin Advisers Fair Fund settlement has concluded and the Fund Administrator will no longer issue any further payments or provide service for settlement inquiries.
If you have a tax related question, you can reference the “Statement to Eligible Investors” that was issued by the Tax Administrator. A copy of the Statement to Eligible Investors can be found on the “Tax Information” page through April 2011. As always, you should consult your financial advisor or tax professional to determine the potential tax consequences and appropriate tax treatment for your situation.
Franklin Advisers, Inc. Settlement Website
This website was created to provide shareholders with
the latest information related to the Franklin Advisers, Inc.
settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
Administrative Proceeding File No. 3-11572 dated August 2, 2004.
Pages have been created for each of the following categories:
This page provides a brief history of the events leading up to the
settlement and overview of the settlement agreement.
Links and Related Documents
This page contains links to various documents issued by the SEC and
other sources that can assist shareholders in their understanding of
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This page provides a series of responses to the most Frequently Asked Questions
regarding the settlement.
This section contains links to downloadable forms for processing some requests.
This page provides information related to tax reporting and other obligations on
This page provides a description of NRPAs (Non-IRA Retirement Plans) as well as a
series of responses to the most frequently asked questions regarding NRPAs.
This page provides contact detail for the Settlement Administrator, the
Independent Distribution Consultant, and Franklin Templeton Investments.