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Three LPL Financial Advisors Recognized as Being Among the Top in the Nation

April 19, 2016

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Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today announced that three independent LPL Financial advisors were ranked among the Top 100 Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s, a leading financial magazine.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 19, 2016 –  Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today announced that three independent LPL Financial advisors were ranked among the Top 100 Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s, a leading financial magazine.

LPL Financial advisors receiving this recognition include:

  • Ron Carson, Carson Wealth Management Group, Omaha, Nebraska, #9
  • Laila Pence, Pence Wealth Management, Newport Beach, California, #70
  • Susan Kaplan, Kaplan Financial Services, Newton, Massachusetts, #89

"On behalf of LPL, we congratulate these three advisors for consistently earning a spot on this esteemed industry list,” said Dan Arnold, president of LPL Financial. "Ron, Laila and Susan have each made a commitment to forge trusting, long-term relationships with their clients and we applaud the work they do to help their clients turn their life aspirations into financial realities.”

Selection for the list is based on data provided by financial advisors across the country, evaluating volume of assets under management, revenue generated for an advisor's firm and the overall quality of their practice.

The full Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2016 list can be found at Barrons.com.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and served $460 billion in advisory and brokerage assets as of Feb. 29, 2016. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2015). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions, enabling them to help their clients turn life's aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also service an estimated 40,000 retirement plans with an estimated $118 billion in retirement plan assets, as of December 31, 2015. LPL also supports more than 4,000 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,400 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

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LPL Financial and Barron's Magazine are not affiliated entities. LPL Financial, Pence Wealth Management, Kaplan Financial Services and Carson Wealth Management are separate entities.

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Lauren Hoyt-Williams

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Lauren.Hoyt-Williams@lpl.com