EX-99.E UNDR CONTR 3 ex99eiii.htm AMD TO DISTRIBUTION AGMT DTD 5/14/20 ex99eiii.htm - Generated by SEC Publisher for SEC Filing


This Amendment, dated as of May 14, 2020, is to each Distribution Agreement, as amended and/or restated to date (each, an “Agreement”), by and between Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer under the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (the “Distributor”), and each registered open-end investment company identified on Schedule A (each, an “Investment Company”).


WHEREAS, the Distributor and each Investment Company wish to amend the applicable Agreement as provided herein; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of each Investment Company, including a majority of Trustees who are not interested persons (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) of the Investment Company, approved the following amendment on May 14, 2020.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises, the parties hereto agree that each Agreement is amended to include a new appropriately numbered paragraph/section, as applicable, at the end of the Agreement as follows:

Where the effect of a requirement of the 1940 Act reflected in any provision of the Agreement is revised by rule, interpretation or order of the SEC, such provision shall be deemed to incorporate the effect of such rule, interpretation or order.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been executed on behalf of each party as of the date set forth above.

Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc.

/s/ Dan O’Lear

Name: Dan O’Lear
Title:   President



Each Investment Company listed on Schedule A

  /s/Steven J. Gray  
Name: Steven J. Gray
Title:   Vice President and Secretary




Schedule A


 Investment Company

Franklin Value Investors Trust


Franklin Mutual Series Funds


Franklin Alternative Strategies Funds