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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

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For Immediate Release
October 2, 2012

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INC. MAGAZINE UNVEILS ITS ANNUAL EXCLUSIVE LIST OF AMERICA’S FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES-THE INC. 500|5000
Independent Financial Group Ranks No. 141 in Financial Services on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 84%

NEW YORK, August 21, 2012 — Inc. magazine today ranked Independent Financial Group NO. 141 in the Financial Services on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastestgrowing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. Independent Financial Group joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“We are honored to be featured once again on the Inc. 500|5000 list,” says David Fischer, Managing
Director and Chief Marketing Officer. He continues, “being recognized every year at the national level is very rewarding and a huge testament to our success.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive
the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated
exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About Independent Financial Group

Independent Financial Group (IFG) is an independent broker-dealer firm located in San Diego, California. Since 2008, Inc. Magazine has named Independent Financial Group as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies in America”. Since 2006, Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG) has been recognized each year by the San Diego Business Journal as the #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in San Diego (2006) and most recently, as #27 on the Fastest Growing Companies list in 2012. The company currently maintains over 500 financial advisors on their roster. IFG will celebrate its ten year anniversary beginning in March 2013.

For more information on Independent Financial Group, LLC visit www.ifgsd.com or call (800) 269-1903.

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