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This document is dated March 13, 2009. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Thrower to Help Lincoln Financial Expand in Florida

PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2009 — Lincoln Financial Advisors announced today that Venetia Thrower has been named Managing Principal of the North Florida Regional Planning Office, located in Orlando, for Sagemark Consulting. Sagemark Consulting is a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a broker/dealer and registered investment advisor.

Thrower oversees financial planners throughout the region and is responsible for daily operations of offices in and around Jacksonville, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Thrower has held several positions at Lincoln Financial and is a graduate of the company's Professional Development Program, an in-house leadership training program for recent college graduates. Most recently, she served as the Regional Program Manager for the Southeast Regional Planning Group for Lincoln Financial Advisors.

"Venetia is a perfect example of the type of A-player that has enabled Lincoln to continue grow over the years," said Chris Flint, head of recruiting for Lincoln Financial Network. "Venetia's drive and expertise makes her an ideal choice to help us cultivate and further develop one of our key emerging markets."

Rick Bankston, who serves as Managing Director for the region, said Thrower's track record since joining Lincoln out of college made her an ideal candidate for the position.

"Early on, Venetia stood out among some of the best and brightest at Lincoln Financial and identified herself as a rainmaker — someone who has the drive and prowess to help facilitate the continued success of our financial planners in Northern Florida," said Bankston. "We are thrilled to have her take on such an active role."

Thrower is a member of the Financial Planning Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Lincoln Financial Advisors
Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA) is the financial planning division of Lincoln Financial Group, and is a member of both FINRA and SIPC. Lincoln Financial Advisors professionals offer planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.

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 $178 billion as of December 31, 2008. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; mutual funds; managed accounts; institutional investments; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. Affiliates also include: Delaware Investments, the marketing name for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries; and Lincoln UK. 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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