Lisa Buckingham Named "2012 Pennsylvania Woman of the Year" by Pennsylvania Diversity Council

 Lisa Buckingham Named "2012 Pennsylvania Woman of the Year" by Pennsylvania
                              Diversity Council

Lincoln Financial Group Executive Honored at Third Annual Philadelphia
Diversity & Leadership Conference

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC)
announced today that Lisa M. Buckingham, executive vice president and chief
human resources, brand and communications officer for the company, has been
honored with the Pennsylvania Diversity Council's "2012 Pennsylvania Woman of
the Year" award. Buckingham was formally recognized by the council at the
organization's Third Annual Philadelphia Diversity & Leadership conference
that took place on October 18.

"We are very pleased to recognize Lisa Buckingham with one of our highest
honors," said Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the National Diversity
Council. "What she stands for is the embodiment of our mission to advance
corporate leadership awareness of diversity; to commit leaders to discuss
issues, challenge attitudes and promote change; and to support the outreach of
diversity and inclusion to our youth that inspires mutual respect and
understanding."

Buckingham joined Lincoln Financial in 2008, and she is responsible for all
Human Resources practices and policies for the organization, including the
company's Diversity and Inclusion program. She is also responsible for
overseeing the corporation's Brand & Enterprise Communications and Corporate
Social Responsibility activities. Buckingham reports to Dennis R. Glass,
president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group.

"Lisa has been an ambassador of change since joining the company. She has
helped the organization enhance its focus on not only embracing difference in
the workplace, but also on how difference translates into the ways Lincoln
reaches clients and consumers," said Glass. "Colleagues across Lincoln join me
in congratulating Lisa on this important honor, and we look forward to her
leadership in this space for years to come."

About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region,
the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $168
billion as of June 30, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln
Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental
insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial
planning and advisory services.

For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports
containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.

About the Pennsylvania Diversity Council
The Pennsylvania Diversity Council (PADC) is a non-profit organization that
was established in 2008 to help organizations and people expand their
knowledge about diversity and inclusion in today's global society. The Council
provides organizations with the opportunity to share best practices and learn
from top corporate leaders about diversity and inclusion efforts. The
Pennsylvania Diversity Council is part of the larger National Diversity
Council, and has regional advisory boards in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

More information about the Pennsylvania Diversity Council can be found
atwww.padiversitycouncil.org.

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SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group

Website: http://www.lfg.com
Contact: Lincoln Financial Group: Michael Arcaro, +1-484-583-1799,
michael.arcaro@LFG.com; or National Diversity Council: Michael Zamora,
+1-713-592-6998, michael.zamora@nationaldiversitycouncil.com
 
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