FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Templeton Global Income Fund [NYSE: GIM] (the “Fund”), today announced that the Fund and Saba Capital Management, L.P. (“Saba”) and related individuals and parties (together, the “Parties”) have filed a Stipulation and Proposed Order with the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York (the “Court”), which has been granted by the Court, for entry of a status quo agreement and schedule for expedited proceedings, thereby resolving the Fund’s request for a temporary restraining order related to the certification of the results of the Fund’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 6, 2022 (the “Annual Meeting”). The Parties agreed that the Annual Meeting results will not be certified and Saba’s 2022 Trustee nominees will not be seated before one business day after the Court has issued a ruling on the Fund’s request for injunctive relief. The Parties also agreed that the Fund and its current Board of Trustees shall continue to manage the Fund in the ordinary course of business consistent with their fiduciary duties and as required by law.
The Fund’s complaint alleges that, over the weekend prior to the Fund’s Annual Meeting, Saba Capital Management, L.P. and related individuals and parties (together, “Saba”) struck—but kept secret—a deal to pay at least one large institutional shareholder a significant premium to the market price of the Fund’s shares, with an additional premium if Saba’s nominees prevailed at the Annual Meeting. The complaint asserts that federal securities laws expressly require that any such arrangements be fully disclosed with sufficient time to be absorbed by shareholders whose votes may be impacted. The complaint alleges that Saba failed to make those required disclosures, keeping its deal secret until after the Annual Meeting had concluded. The complaint seeks an order directing that a new vote be held after Fund shareholders have had the benefit of true and complete information about Saba’s conduct and an opportunity to cast informed votes.
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