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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 13F

FORM 13F COVER PAGE

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Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended:03-31-2021
Check here if Amendment  Amendment Number:
This Amendment (Check only one.):  is a restatement.
  adds new holdings entries.
Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:
Name:FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC
Address:Franklin Resources Inc
One Franklin Parkway
San Mateo, CA  94403
Form 13F File Number:028-00734

The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements, schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:
Name:Lori A. Weber
Title:Assistant Secretary
Phone:800-632-2350
Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:
/s/LORI A. WEBERFort LauderdaleFL05-06-2021
[Signature][City, State][Date]
Report Type (Check only one.):
  13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.)
  13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)
X13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).)
List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager:
[If there are no entries in this list, omit this section.]
Form 13F File NumberName
028-18146Benefit Street Partners LLC
028-02204Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC
028-11611Clearbridge Investments, LLC
028-11198Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Co., Ltd.
028-13902MARTIN CURRIE LTD
028-14009QS Investors, LLC
028-16543ClearBridge Investments Ltd
028-03780ROYCE & ASSOCIATES LP
028-10245Western Asset Management Company, LLC
Form 13F Summary Page
Report Summary:
Number of Other Included Managers:18
Form 13F Information Table Entry Total:7,039
Form 13F Information Table Value Total:245,774,271
(thousands)
List of Other Included Managers:
Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F file number(s) of all institutional investment managers with respect to which this report is filed, other than the manager filing this report.
[If there are no entries in this list, state “NONE” and omit the column headings and list entries.]
No.Form 13F File NumberName
1028-13078Edinburgh Partners Ltd
2028-03877FIDUCIARY TRUST CO INTERNATIONAL
3028-15057Fiduciary Trust Co International of Pennsylvania
4028-17561FIDUCIARY TRUST Co OF CANADA
5028-13852FIDUCIARY TRUST INTERNATIONAL LLC
6028-03578FRANKLIN ADVISERS INC
7028-05930FRANKLIN ADVISORY SERVICES LLC
8028-06154FRANKLIN MUTUAL ADVISERS LLC
9028-12310Franklin Templeton Institutional, LLC
10028-19123Franklin Templeton International Services S.a r.l
11028-18545Franklin Templeton Investimentos (Brasil) Ltda
12028-11855FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS ASIA LTD
13028-11753Franklin Templeton Investments Australia LTD
14028-06143FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS CORP
15028-17200K2/D&S MANAGEMENT CO LLC
16028-11763TEMPLETON ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD
17028-05454TEMPLETON GLOBAL ADVISORS LTD
18028-01074TEMPLETON INVESTMENT COUNSEL LLC