Lincoln National's Board of Directors Approves Increase in Dividend

     Lincoln National's Board of Directors Approves Increase in Dividend

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:
LNC) today announced that its Board of Directors approved raising the
quarterly dividend on its common shares to $0.12 per share. The newly declared
dividend represents a 50% increase over the prior-year level.

"We are pleased to once again announce an increase in our quarterly cash
dividend," said Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group.
"It serves as another clear indicator that our strategic actions continue to
help us produce strong results and enable us to deliver on our commitment of
deploying capital for the benefit of our shareholders."

The increased common stock dividend is payable on February 1, 2013, to
shareholders of record at the close of business on January 10, 2013. The Board
of Directors also declared its regular dividend of $0.75 per share on its
$3.00 Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Series A, payable March 5, 2013,
to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 11, 2013.

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 $174
billion as of September 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.

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

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SOURCE Lincoln National Corporation

Website: http://www.LFG.com
Contact: Investors: Jim Sjoreen, +1-484-583-1420, InvestorRelations@LFG.com,
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