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Franklin Small Cap Value Fund to close to new investors


Franklin Small Cap Value Fund

Effective at the close of market (1:00 p.m. Pacific time or the close of the New York Stock Exchange, whichever is earlier) on May 27, 2021, the Fund will be closed to new investors. Existing investors who had an open and funded account on May 27, 2021 can continue to invest through exchanges and additional purchases. The following categories of investors can continue to open new accounts in the Fund: (1) trustees and officers of the Trust; (2) members of the Fund’s portfolio management team; (3) employee sponsored retirement plans or benefit plans and their participants where the Fund was available to participants prior to the Fund’s closure; (4) employee sponsored retirement plans or benefit plans that approved the Fund as an investment option prior to May 27, 2021, but have not opened an account as of that date, provided that the initial account is opened with the Fund on or prior to the Fund’s closure; (5) clients of discretionary investment allocation programs where such programs had investments in the Fund prior to the Fund’s closure; and (6) other Franklin Templeton funds and funds for which Franklin Templeton investment managers provide advisory or sub-advisory services upon prior approval by the Fund’s investment manager. The Fund may restrict, reject or cancel any purchase order, including an exchange request, and reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.
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