Gregory E. Johnson
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Franklin Resources, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Franklin Resources, Inc.

Greg Johnson is chairman, Chief Executive Officer and president of Franklin Resources, Inc. He is also chairman of the board of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., president of Franklin Investment Advisory, LLC and vice president of Franklin Advisers, Inc. In addition, Mr. Johnson serves on Fiduciary Trust Company International's Board of Directors and is a member of a number of Franklin Templeton's international fund boards.

Mr. Johnson joined Franklin in 1986, after working as a senior accountant for Coopers & Lybrand. He has served as president of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., president of FT Trust Company, co-manager of Franklin Income Fund and Franklin Utilities Fund and as an investment analyst.

Mr. Johnson earned his B.S. in accounting and business administration in 1983 from Washington and Lee University and his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1985. He is the past vice-chairman of the Mutual Fund Forum, is the past chairman of the Western district of the Securities Industry Association and is a past president of the San Francisco Bond Club. Mr. Johnson is a board member of Command Audio Corporation, Jumpstart and the San Francisco Symphony. He is also a member of the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors.