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Lincoln Financial Group To Award Special Funds To Nonprofit Organization Chosen Via Facebook® Vote

   Lincoln Financial Group To Award Special Funds To Nonprofit Organization
                          Chosen Via Facebook® Vote

Program Encourages Facebook Users to Take Charge and Recognize a National
Group Committed to Education, Freedom and Opportunity

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC)
announced today that it will award an additional $10,000 to the nonprofit
organization that its Facebook® fans feel best represents President Abraham
Lincoln's ideals of education, freedom and opportunity. From now until 11:59
p.m. ET on May 17, 2013, Lincoln Financial's fans can cast their vote for one
of five national nonprofit groups which the company currently supports through
regional affiliates:

  oCity Year
  oJunior Achievement
  oHispanics in Philanthropy
  oNational Urban League
  oTeach For America

"The enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln remains an inspiration behind our
corporate commitment to expanding opportunities through education," said Nancy
Rogers, president of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm
of Lincoln Financial Group. "Through their education initiatives, these five
nonprofit partners work in communities across the country to ensure that our
children continue to enjoy the opportunities originally secured by Abraham
Lincoln. We want to engage our broader social community, as well, to help
decide the winner of the additional funding by voting on which organization
inspires them the most."

For more information, including rules to place your vote, please visit the
Charitable Vote section of Lincoln Financial's Facebook page.

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
$178billion as of December31, 2012. Through its affiliated companies,
Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and
dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement 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 Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit
organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln
Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human
services and economic/workforce development.

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SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group

Website: http://www.lfg.com
Contact: Holly Fair, Lincoln Financial Group, +1-484-583-1632,
holly.fair@lfg.com