May 7, 2012

Newly-formed Texas-based Syntal Capital Partners Immediately Launches As One of the Leading Independent Multi-Family Offices in U.S.; Deep Focus and Significant Expertise in Serving Energy Industry Clients

Dynasty Financial Partners Adds Syntal Capital Partners, LLC to its Growing Network of Independent Advisors

(New York, NY) May 7, 2012… Dynasty Financial Partners today announced that Syntal Capital Partners, LLC becomes the most recent independent investment advisory firm to select Dynasty Financial Partners’ open-architecture platform of wealth management services and technology.

Based in Midland, Texas, Syntal Capital Partners was launched on May 4, 2012 as an independent, SEC-registered investment advisory firm. Syntal specializes in the complex wealth management needs and issues of significant families who work in the energy industry and related fields.

Chad Clary and Dane Crunk created Syntal Capital Partners after leaving Merrill Lynch. Mr. Clary and Mr. Crunk had been top advisors of Merrill Lynch’s Private Bank and Investment Group since 2006.

Clary and Crunk will be joined at Syntal by long-term team members, Cressinda Hyatt, Barry Brauchi, Raquel Padilla and Clarissa Kuzmich. Syntal will leverage Dynasty’s state-of-the-art capabilities, including technology, managed investments, institutional research, trust and insurance services and credit facilities. The company will access Dynasty’s groundbreaking investment platform, which integrates the industry-leading proprietary research of Callan Associates and Envestnet’s state-of-the-art tools and technology. Fidelity Investments and Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC will provide clearing and custody services for Syntal Capital Partners.

“At Syntal Capital Partners, we look forward to partnering with Dynasty to bring the industry’s best resources to our clients. Our network of clients and our location in the heart of the energy industry gives us particularly useful insight into the energy market. We believe there is tremendous potential for broadening our existing relationships and developing new ones with clients who are involved in the energy sector,” said Mr. Clary.

“Chad and I feel passionately that we can serve our clients’ needs better as an independent firm. In fact, we anticipate immediately improving the access and pricing of sophisticated investment and risk management solutions for some of our clients. Many of our clients are business owners and we understand their needs from capital to cash flow, to risk management to raising capital. As an independent firm, in partnership with Dynasty, we have cutting-edge technology, access to the world’s best intellectual capital and a choice of many resources to help our clients meet their objectives and serve our client base,” said Mr. Crunk.

“Dane and Chad are extraordinary investment professionals who have built a remarkably successful business. With their newly launched multi-family office, Syntal Capital Partners, we expect that they will have even greater success working with and serving client families who are involved in all aspects of energy production,” said Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners. “At Dynasty, we are delighted to be partnering with Syntal and proud to add them to our network of industry-leading independent advisors. Syntal embodies the very best in client-focused independent wealth management.”

Syntal Capital Partners is the twelfth independent advisory firm to join Dynasty’s wealth management platform and brings deep expertise in the energy industry to the Dynasty Network of advisors.

About Syntal Capital Partners

Syntal Capital Partners was launched on May 4, 2012 as an independent, SEC-registered investment advisory firm. Based in Midland, Texas, Syntal is one of the largest multi-family offices in the U.S. The firm is largely focused on the complex needs and issues of families and business owners who work in the energy industry and related fields. Syntal Capital Partners offers clients an array of services including investment management, estate planning and trusts, tax management, concentrated stock solutions, banking and lending and philanthropic services. For more information, please visit www.syntal.com.

About Dynasty Financial Partners

Dynasty Financial Partners develops, sources and integrates the finest wealth management capabilities for the industry’s leading independent investment advisor teams. Dynasty offers a customized open-architecture platform of wealth management solutions and technology to help independent advisors protect and grow their clients’ wealth. Dynasty’s core principle is “objectivity without
compromise,” and the firm is committed to crafting solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients. For more information, please visit www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com.