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Templeton Emerging Markets Fund

Board Members and Officers

The name, year of birth and address of the officers and board members, as well as their affiliations, positions held with the Fund, principal occupations during the past five years and number of U.S. registered portfolios overseen in the Franklin Templeton Investments fund complex are shown below. Generally, each board member serves a three-year term that continues until that person’s successor is elected and qualified.

Independent Board Members

Name, Year of Birth and Address

Harris J. Ashton (1932) 300 S.E. 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1923

Position Trustee

Length of Time Served

Number of Portfolios in Fund Complex Overseen by Board Member*

Other Directorships Held

Since 1992


Bar-S Foods (meat packing company) (1981-2010).

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years: Director of various companies; and formerly, Director, RBC Holdings, Inc. (bank holding company) (until 2002); and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, General Host Corporation (nursery and craft centers) (until 1998).

Ann Torre Bates (1958)

300 S.E. 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1923


Since 2008


SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae), Ares Capital Corporation (specialty finance company) and Allied Capital Corporation (financial services) (2003-2010).

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years: Independent strategic and financial consultant; and formerly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NHP Incorporated (manager of multifamily housing) (1995-1997); and Vice President and Treasurer, US Airways, Inc. (until 1995).

Frank J. Crothers (1944) 300 S.E. 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1923


Since 1999


Fortis, Inc. (utility holding company) and AML Foods Limited (retail distributors).

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years:

Director and Vice Chairman, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd.; director of various other private business and nonprofit organizations; and formerly, Chairman, Atlantic Equipment and Power Ltd. (1977-2003).

Edith E. Holiday (1952) 300 S.E. 2nd Street

Lead Independent

Trustee since 1996 and Lead

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1923


Independent Trustee since 2007


Hess Corporation (exploration and refining of oil and gas), H.J. Heinz Company (processed foods and allied products), RTI International Metals, Inc. (manufacture and distribution of titanium), Canadian National Railway (railroad) and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (holding company).

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years: Director or Trustee of various companies and trusts; and formerly, Assistant to the President of the United States and Secretary of the Cabinet (1990-1993); General Counsel to the United States Treasury Department (1989-1990); and Counselor to the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Liaison – United States Treasury Department (1988-1989).

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