Lincoln Financial Distributors’ Intermediary Retirement Plan Team Adds Two Regional Sales Directors

  Lincoln Financial Distributors’ Intermediary Retirement Plan Team Adds Two
  Regional Sales Directors

    Coverage Includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Western
                         Massachusetts, Northern Ohio

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- March 24, 2014

Lincoln Financial Distributors (LFD), the wholesale distribution business of
Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced the addition of two
regional sales directors to its intermediary retirement plan sales force:
George Manning and Michael Rinaldi.

Reporting to Jim McCrory, divisional sales manager, Manning and Rinaldi will
provide Lincoln’s retirement plan solutions to financial representatives,
helping them to guide clients to better protect the wealth of their employees.
Manning will be responsible for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island
and western Massachusetts; Rinaldi will cover northern Ohio.

About George Manning

Manning has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry. Prior to joining Lincoln, he was an independent consultant,
specializing in advisory practice management and business development, in
Boston, Mass. From 2010 to 2012, he served as vice president of Retirement
Strategies for Natixis Global Asset Management, Boston. Earlier in his career,
Manning served in a variety of sales leadership capacities at
AllianceBernstein Investments, New York, N.Y.; Principal Financial Group,
Boston; Marsh (Mercer) USA, Inc., Boston; John Hancock Funds, Boston; Putnam
Investments, Boston; and Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Co.,

Manning received a bachelor of science degree in finance from Fairfield
University, Fairfield, Conn., and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 65. In
addition, he is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, and holds Life, Accident
and Health, and Annuity licenses.

About Michael Rinaldi

Rinaldi has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services
industry. Prior to joining Lincoln, he served as a regional sales director for
MassMutual Retirement Services, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was responsible for
the sale of retirement plans through financial intermediaries in the bank,
wirehouse, independent and insurance advisor channels. Earlier in his career,
he held sales leadership roles at The Hartford, Cleveland, Ohio, and Manulife
Financial (John Hancock), Chicago, Ill.

Rinaldi received a master of business administration degree from the
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, and a bachelor of science degree in
marketing from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. He received an
executive certificate in financial planning from John Carroll University,
University Heights, Ohio; is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist; and is
an Accredited Pension Representative. In addition, he holds FINRA Series 6 and
Life, Accident and Health, and Variable Insurance licenses.

About Lincoln Financial Retirement Plan Services Business

For more than 60 years, Lincoln Financial’s Retirement Plan Services (RPS)
business has been helping savers boost their retirement readiness through
employer-sponsored plans. Our distribution force of more than 400
professionals, including institutional and wholesale distribution channels and
advisor-based sales teams, work to provide plan sponsors with retirement plans
that not only meet the unique needs of their plan participants but also align
with sponsors’ total rewards strategies and help recruit and retain top
talent. RPS Retirement Consultants, available onsite, online and by phone,
develop long-term one-on-one relationships with savers to help motivate them
to take actions that lead to better retirement outcomes. RPS offers
personalized services, solutions and education to help plan participants get
to and through retirement. The business serves approximately 1.4 million
participants through 22,000 plan sponsors with $52 billion in assets under
management  as of December 31, 2013.

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 $207
billion as of December 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


LFGD Media Contact:
Karen Eross, 484-583-1447
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