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

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

Broker-dealer network sales grew more than 23 percent year-over-year; company
  cites technology and platform enhancements for increased sales and revenue

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- March 27, 2014

National Planning Holdings, Inc.^® (NPH^®), the nation’s sixth-largest
independent broker-dealer network^1, today announced record revenue of $963.7
million in 2013, an increase of 15.1 percent over 2012. The NPH network also
reported $20.5 billion in product sales for 2013, representing record sales
volume for the firm and an increase of 23.6 percent over 2012. The network is
made up of four firms: National Planning Corporation^® (NPC^®), INVEST
Financial Corporation^® (INVEST), Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA)
and SII Investments, Inc.^® (SII).

Clifford Jack, chairman and president of NPH, said the network’s particularly
impressive growth in 2013 can be attributed in part to technology and platform
improvements, as well as the firm’s rigorous recruiting efforts.

“In 2013, we remained committed to a robust due diligence process for our
product offerings, including honing the focus on alternative investments,”
said Jack. “Additionally, we enhanced marketing and communications to our
advisor base, and are gearing up to launch our new Advisor Dashboard —
technology that will meet advisors’ increasing demands for customizable,
streamlined reports with access to performance indicators and real-time data.”

NPH 2013 Results: Year-Over-Year Comparison

          FY 2013            FY 2012            % Change
Revenue     $963,653,887          $837,191,813          15.1%
Sales       $20,548,083,396       $16,629,239,440       23.6%
                                                                 

NPH also saw an increase in fourth quarter 2013 sales and revenue. The
network’s quarterly revenue increased by 17.2 percent over the same period in
2012 to $246.2 million, and fourth quarter sales increased by 20.6 percent to
$5.0 billion. This marks the fourth straight quarter that the network has
achieved at least $5 billion in sales.

NPH 4^th Quarter 2013 Results vs. 4^th Quarter 2012

          Q4 2013           Q4 2012           % Change
Revenue     $246,230,083         $210,154,537         17.2%
Sales       $5,039,999,088       $4,180,023,708       20.6%
                                                               

Jack said the company will continue to emphasize network-wide technology
upgrades in 2014, including the launch of Advisor Dashboard, and promote its
successful WealthONE^® advisory platform. The Strategist Solutions component
of WealthONE, which allows clients to outsource the management of their
portfolios to professional asset managers, surpassed $1 billion in assets
under management in 2013.

“These two proprietary platforms are key examples of NPH’s continued
commitment to helping advisors service clients effectively while maximizing
efficiency in their practices,” he said.

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 3,544
registered representatives (as of 12/31/13). 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.

PR1555 03/14

^1 Marsh, A. (2013). FP50 Biggest Independent Broker-Dealers. Financial
Planning. June 2013. Pg.57.

Contact:

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