Lincoln Financial Group Retirement Plan Services Expands Plan Sponsor Experience Team

    Lincoln Financial Group Retirement Plan Services Expands Plan Sponsor
                               Experience Team

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 29, 2012

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln Financial Group's
Retirement Plan Services business today announced new hires in its Plan
Sponsor Experience team. Cynthia Brueckman, Jesse Coleman and Lee Ann Smith
all join as Client Relationship Managers.

The Retirement Plan Services Plan Sponsor Experience team is dedicated to
cultivating partnerships with plan sponsors and help them offer
employer-sponsored retirement plan programs that are aligned with their
business objectives, attract and retain highly engaged employees and boost
retirement readiness.

"We believe a personal, proactive and client-centric approach with plan
sponsors is key to a successful offering," said Robert Haverstrom, Head of
Client Relationship Management, Retirement Plan Services, Lincoln Financial
Group. "We are excited to have these individuals as a part of our team and are
confident this expansion strengthens our relationship management capabilities
and, ultimately, helps plan participants take charge of their retirement

Cynthia Brueckman
Cynthia Brueckman has worked in the retirement industry since 1995 as a
retirement plan consultant, relationship manager and an account executive. She
comes to Lincoln from Register Financial Advisors, LLC where she was a Senior
Client Relationship Manager. Brueckman has a bachelor's degree from Rochester
Institute of Technology and an ABA certificate in Paralegal Studies from
Fairleigh Dickinson University. She maintains her FINRA Series 6, 7 and 66 and
Georgia life, health and variable products licenses. She also holds the
Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation from the American
Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), andis a member of ASPPA
and National Women in Pensions.

Jesse Coleman
Jesse Coleman brings more than 17 years of retirement industry experience in
the areas of corporate, third-party administration, banking and financial
services. He comes to Lincoln from Wells Fargo Bank where he was a
Relationship Manager. Coleman has a bachelor's degree in human resources from
SUNY Buffalo and a master's degree in business administration from Mercer
University. He maintains a FINRA Series 6 and is a Certified Retirement
Services Professional. He is also currently completing testing for his Series
63, and Variable Annuity, Life, and Accident & Sickness licenses.

Lee Ann Smith
Lee Ann Smith has more than 12 years of experience of retirement industry
experience in the areas of client services management, investment support,
product support, vendor management and implementation. Her most recent role
was Senior Relationship Manager at SEI Global Institutional Group. She holds a
bachelor's degree in economics from Purdue University and maintains FINRA
Series 6 and 63 licenses.

In addition to the new hires, two individuals have been promoted within
Lincoln's Retirement Plan Services Plan Sponsor Experience team. Matt Goodman
now serves as Director of Client Relationship Management. Goodman has been
with the company for more than ten years and has held positions in both
Implementation and Client Relationship Management. He most recently served as
a Senior Relationship Manager. 

Brad Carman has been promoted to Relationship Manager where he focuses on
retention, customer satisfaction and overall growth and profitability. Carman
brings with him several years of experience in employee engagement and forming
close relationships with plan sponsors, most recently serving as Senior
Retirement Consultant.

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: employer-sponsored retirement plans; individual
annuities and life insurance, group life, disability and dental insurance; 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

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