Lincoln Financial Group Recognized On Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate Equality Index

 Lincoln Financial Group Recognized On Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate
                                Equality Index

Annual Report Considered a Premier Benchmark for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Workplace Inclusion

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC)
announced today that the company has been named to the Human Rights Campaign's
(HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the eleventh consecutive year.
The report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and
rating of large United States employers and their policies and practices
relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

"Our organization is extremely proud to have been recognized this year by the
Corporate Equality Index," said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief
diversity officer for Lincoln Financial Group. "Diversity and inclusion are
key components of our corporate culture, and we know this drives innovation
and success on behalf of our clients. We remain committed to the LGBT
community, and will continue to strive for excellence in workplace equality."

The HRC is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT
equality. The 2013 CEI report rates a total of 889 businesses, including the
entire Fortune 500, on approximately 40 corporate policies and practices
related to (LGBT) employees and their families. Most organizations are rated
based upon their responses to a comprehensive survey.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its insurance company affiliates, including The Lincoln
National Life Insurance Company, Radnor, PA, and Lincoln Life & Annuity
Company of New York, Syracuse, NY. 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


SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group

Contact: Michael Arcaro, +1-484-583-1799,; or Holly
Fair, +1-484-583-1632,
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