LPL Financial Congratulates Sun Group Wealth Partners On Successful Effort To Support Pretend City Children's Museum

LPL Financial Congratulates Sun Group Wealth Partners On Successful Effort To
                    Support Pretend City Children's Museum

-- Sun Group Wealth Partners Funds Programs for Children with Special Needs --

-- Demonstrates Ongoing Commitment to Local Communities --

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --LPL Financial today
congratulated Sun Group Wealth Partners ("the firm"), a leading independent
wealth management firm based in Irvine, CA, on the achievement of its goal of
funding programming for approximately 1,000 families with children who have
special needs in the Southern California area to attend Pretend City, a
community-funded, non-profit children's educational museum. Sun Group Wealth
Partners announced this achievement at its annual, invitation-only client
event held at Pretend City on Saturday, November 10. Sun Group Wealth
Partners' financial advisors are affiliated with LPL Financial, a wholly owned
subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), the nation's largest
independent broker-dealer*.

The initiative is part of Sun Group Wealth Partners' continuing efforts to
offer support and resources to local and regional organizations that benefit
the communities the firm serves. The supported programming will provide relief
for families with children with special needs, including autism, and is
consistent with the mission of Pretend City, which believes that every child
should have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.

Pretend City allows children to interact and learn through a variety of guided
play experiences that build foundational early math, reading, and science
skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem
solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization.

The Pretend City environment is designed to help children learn about the
interconnectedness and diversity of the local community and the world around
them, from understanding the needs of others to the wide array of potential
professions to which they may aspire. It also offers a very special
opportunity for parents and other caregivers to participate directly in each
child's education through "purposeful play," while building strong bonds of
caring and shared experience.

Founded in 2011, Sun Group Wealth Partner manages approximately $138 million
in client assets, focused primarily on serving those within the high-net worth
space, including business executives of Fortune 500 companies, those in the
entertainment industry in Hollywood and nonprofit organizations throughout the
West Coast.

Winnie Sun, founding partner of Sun Group Wealth Partners, said, "I am very
pleased to partner with Pretend City on this important initiative. As someone
who is very familiar with the challenges faced by families that have special
needs children, I have always deeply valued Pretend City and its mission. In
addition to providing a great customer experience to our clients, Sun Group
Wealth Partners has always felt it has a clear responsibility to give back to
the community, and we could not think of a more worthy cause than enhancing
Pretend City's ability to support special needs children and their families."

Sandra Bolton, Executive Director of Pretend City, said: "Pretend City is
delighted to come together with Sun Group Wealth Partners on this exciting
effort to help children with special needs grow and learn. As a
community-funded, guest-supported educational organization, we rely in large
part on the generosity of others to support our programs. It is only through
affiliations such as these that we are able to grow and expand the Pretend
City experience for children and families in our community. We are very
appreciative of the hard work of Winnie Sun and her team."

Robert Moore, President and COO of LPL Financial, said, "LPL Financial is
proud to serve as an empowering partner to Sun Group Wealth Partners, and we
enthusiastically support their efforts to help families in their community
while furthering the mission of Pretend City. This announcement demonstrates
the powerful commitment that our advisors feel for their local communities,
and shows the crucial role they can play for local families and charitable
organizations through their philanthropic endeavors."

About Sun Group Wealth Partners

Sun Group Wealth Partners is a full-service wealth management firm located in
Irvine, California. With more than 25 years of collective advisory
experience, Sun Group Wealth Partners serves businesses executives of Fortune
500 companies, Hollywood high net worth individuals and families, as well as
nonprofit organizations throughout the West Coast. Offering a wide range of
services from investment management to charitable giving, the exemplary young
team at Sun Group Wealth Partners aligns clients' financial lives with their
goals for the future. Sun Group Wealth Partners manages more than $138 million
in assets through LPL Financial. For more information, please visit
www.sungroupwp.com.

About Pretend City

Pretend City Children's Museum features a small, interconnected city designed
to "build better brains" through purposeful play, hands-on learning
experiences, role playing, and educational programming. As a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization serving all children, it depends on community-based
funding and guest support. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities
guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational
math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity,
critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence
and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering
developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community
agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to
discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future.
Pretend City Children's Museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. For
more information, please visit www.pretendcity.org.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc.
(NASDAQ: LPLA), is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on
total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2012), a top RIA
custodian, and a leading independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL
Financial offers integrated technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance
services, practice management programs and training, and independent research
to over 13,100 financial advisors and approximately 685 financial
institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports over 4,500 financial
advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing,
advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates
have approximately 2,900 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte,
and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice
offered through Stratos Wealth Partners LTD, a registered investment advisor.
Stratos Wealth Partners LTD and Sun Group Wealth Partners are separate
entities from LPL Financial.

LPL Financial is not affiliated with Pretend City. *Based on total revenues,
Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2012

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SOURCE LPL Financial

Website: http://www.lpl.com
Website: http://www.sungroupwp.com
Website: http://www.pretendcity.org
 
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