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Lincoln Financial Group Distribution Appoints Beth O'Brien Head of Finance and Strategy



Lincoln Financial Group Distribution Appoints Beth O'Brien Head of Finance and
                                   Strategy

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., July 22, 2013

RADNOR, Pa., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group
Distribution (LFGD), the wholesale and retail distribution subsidiary of
Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), today named Beth O'Brien Senior Vice
President and Head of Finance and Strategy to help drive growth for Lincoln's
two leading distribution franchises: Lincoln Financial Distributors and
Lincoln Financial Network.

O'Brien joins Lincoln from Genworth Financial, where she was Vice President of
Life Product Development. 

Reporting to LFGD's President, Will Fuller, O'Brien will lead all strategic
efforts centered on maximizing the value, vision, and strategic goals of both
franchises.  "Beth is a talented, creative business leader with vision and
strong strategic skills," said Fuller. "She has a track record of driving
results and we're glad to have her on the team as we focus on our strategy of
delivering superior value to our partners."

Lincoln ranks among the top insurance and wealth management companies in the
U.S. and is a consistent market leader in life insurance, annuities and full
service retirement plans.

"I am honored to join the Lincoln team.  The company has a long and proud
history, a solid reputation in the industry for being consistent, as well as a
fantastic culture," said O'Brien.  "I look forward to helping Lincoln
capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead, and reinforcing our value
proposition to clients, distribution partners, shareholders and employees."

Prior to joining Lincoln, O'Brien held several leadership roles with Genworth
Financial, in Richmond, VA; spanning product development, distribution and
operations.  Most recently she was Vice President of Life Product Development.
Beth joined Genworth as part of the initial public offering from General
Electric in 2004.  During that time she was Vice President of Internal Sales
and the Producer Call Center.  From 2006 to 2007 she served as a National
Sales Manager for Genworth's annuity business; and in 2008 she was named Vice
President, Business Planning and Process for the annuity division. That role
was expanded in 2009 to include Distribution Strategy and the other product
lines within the U.S. Life company.

O'Brien, 43, began her career in 1992 with GE Capital, Stamford, Conn. as part
of its Information Management Leadership Program. During her GE tenure, she
built her finance skills with the GE Audit Staff, earned her Six Sigma Master
Black Belt, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Director of Annuity
New Business Operations, in 2001.

O'Brien earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Fordham
University, Bronx, N.Y. in 1992.  She also holds FINRA Series 6 and 26
licenses.

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 $186
billion as of March 31, 2013. 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.

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SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group

Website: http://www.LincolnFinancial.com
Contact: Eric Samansky, Lincoln Financial Group Distribution, 484-583-1431,
eric.samansky@lfg.com
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