Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2024

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One Franklin ParkwaySan MateoCA 94403
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 312-2000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.10 per shareBENNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company    

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e) On February 5, 2024, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) awarded a special bonus of $750,000 (the “Bonus”) to Matthew Nicholls, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. The Bonus was awarded to Mr. Nicholls in recognition of his contributions to a recent acquisition and is payable in cash on or before March 1, 2024.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:February 9, 2024/s/ Thomas C. Merchant
Thomas C. Merchant
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Document and Entity Information Document
Feb. 05, 2024
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Feb. 05, 2024
Entity Registrant Name FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0000038777
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Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 001-09318
Entity Tax Identification Number 13-2670991
Entity Address, Address Line One One Franklin Parkway
Entity Address, City or Town San Mateo
Entity Address, State or Province CA
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 94403
City Area Code 650
Local Phone Number 312-2000
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Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share
Trading Symbol BEN
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false

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