National Planning Corporation® Names John C. Johnson as New President of Broker Dealer

  National Planning Corporation® Names John C. Johnson as New President of
  Broker Dealer

    Johnson brings more than 25 years experience in the financial services

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- January 24, 2013

National Planning Corporation (NPC^®), one of the country’s fastest-growing
broker dealers, announced today John C. Johnson has been promoted to president
of NPC, which is part of National Planning Holdings^®, Inc. (NPH), among the
nation's largest broker-dealer networks. NPC was created specifically for the
Independent Investment Professional and Johnson has been the firm’s interim
president since November 2012.

Prior to his promotion, Johnson held dual roles as senior vice president of
NPC and first vice president, NPH. He will now lead all departments including
strategic development, product development, and advisor planning and
education. His focus will include ensuring that Independent Investment
Professionals have access to the most comprehensive business processing
technology, research tools and reports, a wide-range of top-tier investment
products, and the highest quality education and training that advisors have
grown to expect from NPC.

"John is uniquely qualified to lead NPC forward, having spent more than a
dozen years with the firm in many different capacities, including working
directly with our advisors through product support and business development,
building relationships with them and servicing their needs," said Jim
Livingston, chief executive officer, NPH.“He knows the business, the economic
environment, and has the experience and vision to be a solid strategic partner
to our advisors to help them build, manage and protect their businesses.”

Johnsonisa Fellow of the LifeOffice Management Association (LOMA) and holds
LOMA Associate designations in Insurance Regulatory Compliance and Insurance
Agency Administration. With more than 25 years in the financial services
industry, Johnson holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 registrations as well as
a California Insurance license withvariable authority.

"We have a great team here. I look forward to building on the past success at
NPC and setting the direction for the future, working even more closely with
all of our stakeholders including advisors, administrative professionals,
employees and investors, to help each group reach its goals,” said Johnson.

Prior to NPC, Johnson was vice president, account management for MetLife
Investors, Inc., formerly Security First Group, Inc. Johnson received his
bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

For more information about National Planning Corporation, please visit

About National Planning Holdings, Inc.

National Planning Holdings, Inc. (NPH), designed to help Independent
Investment professionals and their clients reach unprecedented levels of
success, is a broker-dealer holding company and an affiliate of Lansing,
Mich.-based Jackson National Life Insurance Company. NPH serves as the holding
company for the independent broker-dealers INVEST Financial Corporation,
Investment Centers of America, National Planning Corporation, and SII
Investments, Inc. Collectively, the NPH broker-dealer network currently has
3,540 registered representatives (as of 12/30/12). NPH and Jackson are wholly
owned by Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK), a company incorporated and with its
principal place of business in the United Kingdom. Prudential plc is not
affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose
principal place of business is in the United States of America.


National Planning Holdings, Inc.
Lori Stafford-Thomas, 303.224.7542
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