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This document is dated October 2, 2009, 2009. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Lincoln Financial Distributors Names Andrew J. Bucklee National Sales Manager

RADNOR, PA, October 2, 2009 — Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced that, effective immediately, Andrew J. Bucklee has joined the firm as National Sales Manager for Lincoln's life insurance products within the Independent Planner distribution channel. In this new position, Bucklee will lead wholesaling teams to drive sales while maintaining a focus on creating and deepening strong client relationships. Bucklee reports to Daniel P. Hickey, Head of Insurance Solutions Distribution.

"Providing our clients with a variety of industry-leading life insurance products has always been one of Lincoln's core businesses, and the need for consumers to plan ahead to leave their loved ones with secure financial futures has become very clear in the wake of the difficult economic environment in the past year," said Hickey. "We see a tremendous opportunity to build on our strong industry position in the life insurance business as well as capitalize on our relationships with financial advisors and partner firms. Andy brings a wealth of life insurance sales experience and a successful track record of enhancing the client experience and driving growth, which are both critical to our success."

Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Bucklee was Director of Life Sales for the Merrill Lynch Insurance Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in life insurance sales, and is a proven leader and respected business manager. He attended Washington College, and has attained the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), and CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) professional designations.

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 $181 billion as of June 30, 2009. 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. 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
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