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This document is dated January 9, 2014. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Lincoln Financial Group Recognized On Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Corporate Equality Index
Annual Report Considered a Premier Benchmark for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Inclusion

Radnor, PA, January 9, 2014 — Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that it has been named to the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large United States employers and their policies and practices relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

"We are honored to be recognized once again by the Corporate Equality Index," said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Lincoln Financial Group. "Diversity and inclusion strengthens and inspires our organizational culture, it expands our access to the best and brightest people in the industry, and it creates a rewarding workplace experience for everyone. We are committed to practicing these values throughout every aspect of our business."

The HRC is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. The 2014 CEI report rates a total of 734 businesses, including the entire Fortune 500, on corporate policies and practices related to (LGBT) employees and their families. Most organizations are rated based upon their responses to a comprehensive survey.

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 $197 billion as of September 30, 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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Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and insurance
company affiliates, including The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN,
and in New York, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York, Syracuse, NY. Variable products
distributed by broker/dealer-affiliate Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., Radnor, PA. Securities
and investment advisory services offered through other affiliates. Explore Lincoln.