National Planning Holdings®, Inc. Announces Record Full-Year Results

  National Planning Holdings®, Inc. Announces Record Full-Year Results

Broker-Dealer Network Generated Record Annual Revenue and Gross Product Sales
                                   in 2012

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- March 20, 2013

National Planning Holdings, Inc. (NPH^®), one of the nation’s largest
independent broker-dealer networks, booked record revenue of $837.2 million in
2012, an increase of 6.3 percent over 2011. NPH’s total product sales also
increased nearly 2 percent over the prior year to more than $16.6 billion,
representing record volume for the firm.

“The NPH network’s strong revenue and sales results in 2012 are a reflection
of the each of our firm’s focus on providing exceptional service to our
existing advisors, as well as the addition of some of the best and brightest
advisors in the financial industry through our recruiting efforts,” said
Clifford Jack, interim president and chief executive officer of NPH and head
of retail for Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®). “With a
continued commitment to providing robust technology solutions, customized
practice management programs and stringent, comprehensive product due
diligence, NPH remains uniquely positioned to expand its footprint across the
industry.”


NPH 2012 Results: Year-Over-Year Comparison

            FY 2012           FY 2011           % Change
Revenue       $837,191,813        $787,839,218        6.3%
Sales         $16,629,239,440     $16,314,874,804     1.9%
# of Reps     3,540               3,636               -2.6%
                                                      

The NPH network consists of INVEST Financial Corporation^® (INVEST),
Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), National Planning Corporation^®
(NPC^®), and SII Investments, Inc.^® (SII). Each company marked important
milestones during 2012. INVEST celebrated its 30^th anniversary, signed
contracts to provide brokerage and investment services for 13 new financial
institutions and renewed a contract with Johnson Bank, its longest-standing
relationship. NPC saw John C. Johnson take the helm in 2012 as interim
president, before being officially promoted to president of the firm in
January 2013. ICA and SII continued to enhance their practice management
capabilities and improve client-facing educational tools on retirement income.

“NPH’s performance over the past few years has been impressive in and of
itself, but is even more outstanding due to the difficult climate in the
broker-dealer industry,” said Jack. “As ever, the deep level of interaction
and ongoing dialogue between our home offices and advisors sets us apart from
other firms, and demonstrates our commitment to truly understanding and caring
about their clients and their businesses.”

National Planning Holdings, Inc. is an affiliate of Lansing, Mich.-based
Jackson National Life Insurance Company. ^ For more information about the four
independent broker-dealers in the National Planning Holdings network, please
visit: www.INVESTFinancial.com/public/joininvest/direct.html, www.joinica.com,
www.joinnpc.com and www.joinsii.com.

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, Inc., National Planning Corporation, and SII
Investments, Inc. Collectively, the NPH broker-dealer network has 3,540
registered representatives (as of 12/31/12). NPH and Jackson are wholly owned
by Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK), a company incorporated in England and Wales.
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.

Contact:

National Planning Holdings, Inc.
Melissa Hernandez
Senior Media Relations Specialist
303.224.7572
melissa.hernandez@npholding.com