Sterling News Hunt Salembier Named to the LPL Ambassador Council Pasadena, CA – May 3, 2022 – Hunt Salembier of The Sterling Group, based in Pasadena, CA, has been named by LPL Financial (LPL) as a new member of the LPL Ambassador Council. Hunt is one of 60 members selected from more than 20,000 LPL advisors and institution leaders nationwide into one of three councils designated by the members’ affiliation with LPL. The LPL Ambassador Council vision is to deepen relationships with a diverse cross-section of highly dedicated financial professionals. In bringing together these earnest, respected individuals, LPL creates a well-informed, extended advocate community. The Ambassador Council program provides a formal opportunity for advisors and institution leaders to stay closely connected to LPL’s strategic roadmap and key executives, and to share their experience, feedback, and support with peers by affiliation type. Council members serve a multi-year term and attend a series of in-person meetings during their tenure. They also contribute through year-round ad hoc participation supporting LPL communications, events and initiatives, and by connecting with their LPL colleagues on an ongoing basis to ensure their perspectives are brought forward. About The Sterling GroupThe Sterling Group is an independent financial services firm that is dedicated to providing comprehensive wealth management to its clients. Providing fee-based financial planning and investment management is at the core of that effort. The Sterling Group assists clients in formulating and implementing complex wealth management strategies, including but not limited to, retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, charitable planning and multi-generational wealth transfer. The Sterling Group was created in response to a demand for comprehensive financial counsel that is professional and personalized. Our success in pursuing these goals is reflected in the continuity of our clientele, and the fact that we have been serving some families for over three decades. About LPL Financial LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve,** supporting nearly 20,000 financial advisors, and approximately 800 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. **Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2020 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2021); No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 Company as of June 2021. LPL and its affiliated companies provide financial services only from the United States. Throughout this communication, the terms “financial advisors” and “advisors” are used to refer to registered representatives and/or investment advisor representatives affiliated with LPL Financial LLC. We routinely disclose information that may be important to shareholders in the “Investor Relations” or “Press Releases” section of our website. The Sterling Group and LPL Financial are separate entities. Mr. Salembier is a Registered Representative with, and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through The Sterling Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.