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[March 06, 2014]

Nationwide Financial Joins LPL Financial's Worksite Financial Solutions Platform

COLUMBUS, Ohio --(Business Wire)--

Nationwide Financial has integrated LPL Financial's Worksite Financial Solutions platform into its 401(k) products. The integration will help LPL advisors provide their retirement plan participants with financial advice. LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, an RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA).

By joining the platform, Nationwide Financial will enable its plan sponsor clients who work with a LPL advisor to offer the Worksite Financial Solutions platform's Employee Transition and Engagement Solutions. This supports the efficient enrollment of employees into retirement plans, promotes financial education and wellness, and helps employees during times of transition - both when they join the plan and upon employment separation.

The goal is to help Nationwide Financial and LPL advisors better address the needs of plan participants throughout their financial lives from the date of hire to retirement and beyond.

"Nationwide and LPL Financial have a long-standing partnership, and we're excited to join the Worksite Financial Solutions platform and offer these services to our shared clients," said Joe Frustaglio, vice president of private-sector retirement plan sales for Nationwide Financial. "As an American company, Nationwide understnds the retirement challenges America's workers face, and this platform makes it easier for advisors to engage with plan participants and offer them the support they need to reach their retirement goals."


"The Worksite Financial Solutions platform represents LPL Retirement Partners' vision for the future of the retirement advisory industry," said Bill Chetney, president of LPL Retirement Partners. "We are honored that Nationwide Financial recognizes the importance of this vision, and we look forward to working with them and all of our retirement plan focused advisors to move the industry forward."

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 13,600 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,500 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

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About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, homeowners, pet, motorcycle, boat, farm, commercial insurance, life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, public and private sector retirement plans, banking, mortgages, and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

Life insurance is issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company or Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, the Nationwide framemark, Nationwide YourLife and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.


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