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Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan Services Business Strengthens Government Sector Coverage

   Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan Services Business Strengthens
                          Government Sector Coverage

Three Industry Veterans Join Institutional Retirement Distribution Team

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln Financial Group's
Retirement Plan Services business today announced strategic new hires in its
Institutional Retirement Distribution (IRD) team focused on leading efforts to
grow Lincoln's retirement plan presence in the government sector. Richard
Snyder, Paul Davidson and Andrew Whiting all join as Sales Directors and
report to Michael Hall, IRD National Sales Director.

"As we seek to strengthen Lincoln's position as a top tier retirement plan
services provider, we see growing opportunities in the government sector that
are well-matched with our expertise and our total solutions offering," said
Chuck Cornelio, president, Retirement Plan Services. "Retirement plan sponsors
in the public markets face many of the same issues and challenges private
employers grapple with. Our approach to boosting retirement readiness works
well across markets and we're eager to proactively expand our reach into the
government sector."

Richard Snyder
Richard Snyder has more than 18 years of experience in the sales, marketing,
education, retention and administration of institutional retirement plans.
Prior to joining Lincoln, he was vice president and national sales manager for
AXA Equitable where he was responsible for retirement plan sales in the
governmental and union markets. In addition, he held sales positions at The
Hartford and Nationwide Retirement Solutions selling retirement plans in the
governmental and non-profit markets. He began his career working on the plan
sponsor side as a deferred compensation specialist for the State of Florida's
Department of Financial Services, one the largest 457 plans in the country.

Paul Davidson
Paul Davidson has as more than 19 years of experience in the sales, service
and implementation of 457(b), 401(a), 403(b) and 401(k) retirement plans.
Prior to joining Lincoln, he was vice president at Natixis Global Asset
Management in the Retirement Strategy Group. He also held leadership positions
for Neuberger Berman and The Hartford in the government sector.

Andrew Whiting
Andrew Whiting comes to Lincoln from AXA Equitable's employer-sponsored
retirement plans were he was a regional vice president. Previously, he was
regional sales director for The Hartford responsible for managing sales and
retention of 457(b) and 401(a) plans for government retirement plans in 16
states in the Eastern United States.

*Photos available upon request.

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, 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 www.LincolnFinancial.com.

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

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SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group

Website: http://www.LincolnFinancial.com
Contact: Daniela Palmieri, +1-484-583-2986, Daniela.Palmieri@lfg.com