NEW YORK, NY and MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global investment management firm serving individuals, families, endowments and foundations and an affiliate of Franklin Templeton Investments, is pleased to announce that Teresa Weintraub, president and CEO of Fiduciary Trust International of the South, has been named by the South Florida Business Journal as an "Influential Business Woman" for 2015. This annual recognition is given to women in South Florida who demonstrate a strong record of leadership, performance and innovation in their industry in addition to meaningful community involvement.

"Teresa's recognition is well deserved, and we congratulate her on this outstanding honor," said Gail E. Cohen, vice chairman and general trust counsel, Fiduciary Trust and chairman of Fiduciary Trust Company International of the South. "Teresa exemplifies our firm's culture, not only through her mentoring and work with clients, but also through her commitment to her numerous charitable activities."

Mrs. Weintraub joined Fiduciary Trust in 1998 where she serves as president and chief executive officer as well as a board member. She has been a member of the International Women's Forum Florida (IWF) since 1998 and was president of the Florida chapter in 2007. She currently serves as treasurer of the IWF's global board. In addition to the IWF, Teresa is a board member of the Miami Jewish Health Systems and has served as president for many non-profit organizations including Miami Dade's "Leave a Legacy Program," The Miami Foundation, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and The United Way. As co-chair of Miami Dade's Leave a Legacy for over 17 years, she has helped countless non-profits become more effective and responsive to the community. She is also involved in C200, an invitation-only group of entrepreneurial women, and the Women's Fund, along with other organizations dedicated to helping women and girls.

About Fiduciary Trust Company International
Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global investment management firm, has served individuals, families, endowments and foundations since 1931. With over $47 billion in assets under administration and management as of December 31, 2014, the firm specializes in strategic wealth planning, investment management and trust and estate services, as well as tax and custody services. The firm and its subsidiaries maintain offices in New York, Miami, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, San Mateo, CA, Washington, D.C., Wilmington, DE, St. Petersburg, FL, London and Hong Kong. For more information please visit

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 150 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes -- including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $894 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2015. For more information, please visit

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