LPL Financial Joins the North Carolina Technology Association

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LPL Connects with the Leading Technology Voice in North Carolina

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, an RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today announced it has joined the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), North Carolina’s largest membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in the state.

NCTA is a 650 member organization and includes leaders from technology companies, professional services firms, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. NCTA connects its members to prominent business leaders in the industry, provides public affairs to educate its members on technology policies and utilizes a knowledge workforce to promote professional learning workshops for its members.

NCTA provides opportunities to interact with the broader technology community in the Charlotte area and gives member companies the ability to increase technology skills and capabilities.

Victor Fetter, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at LPL Financial said, “As LPL Financial continues to expand our technology initiatives it was important for us to connect with NCTA, since they are at the very forefront of what’s happening in the technology industry. Additionally, this helps link our innovation and recruiting efforts and, most importantly, allows us to network with other member companies and share knowledge, ideas and insight.”

NCTA has experienced record year growth in new member companies this year, and LPL Financial's membership is part of our continued momentum,” said Brooks Raiford, president & CEO, NCTA. “Technology and business leaders such as LPL Financial strengthen NCTA’s voice and impact across the state in support of our ongoing efforts to support members in growing regionally and competing globally.”

About North Carolina Technology Association
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at nctechnology.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 1996-2013), an RIA custodian, and an independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,500 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports more than 4,500 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have approximately 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit lpl.com.

Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial. A Registered Investment
Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC

LPL Financial and NCTA are not affiliate entities.

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