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LPL Financial Reports Monthly Activity for January 2017

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today released its monthly activity report for January 2017.

Total brokerage and advisory assets served at the end of January were approximately $517 billion, a 1.4 percent increase compared to the end of December 2016.  Total client cash sweep balances at the end of January were $30.0 billion, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to December 2016.

(End of Period $ in billions, unless noted)   January   December   %
  2017   2016   Change
Assets Served            
Brokerage Assets   300.4   297.8   0.9 %
Advisory Assets   216.3   211.6   2.2 %
Total Brokerage and Advisory Assets   516.7   509.4   1.4 %
             
Insured Cash Account Balances   22.0   22.8   -3.5 %
Deposit Cash Account Balances   4.1   4.4   -6.8 %
Money Market Account Cash Balances   3.9   4.1   -4.9 %
Total Cash Sweep Balances   30.0   31.3   -4.2 %
             
Market Indices            
S&P 500 (end of period)   2,279   2,239   1.8 %
Fed Funds Effective Rate (average bps)   66   54   n/m

For additional information regarding these and other LPL Financial business metrics, please refer to the Company's most recent earnings release, which is available in the Press Releases section of investor.lpl.com.

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and served approximately $517 billion in advisory and brokerage assets as of January 31, 2017. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2016). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions, enabling them to help their clients turn life's aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also serviced an estimated 46,000 retirement plans with an estimated $127 billion in retirement plan assets, as of December 31, 2016. LPL also supports approximately 4,000 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,200 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial. A registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.

Investor Relations – Chris Koegel, (617) 897-4574
Media Relations – Jeff Mochal, (704) 733-3589
investor.lpl.com/contactus.cfm

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