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This document is dated November 13, 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 Group Names Allison Green Chief Diversity Officer

PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2009 — Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that Allison Green has joined the firm as Chief Diversity Officer. In this new position, Green will be responsible for the strategic planning and management of Lincoln Financial Group's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

"I am pleased that we have attracted a professional of Allison's caliber to this important role," said Lisa Buckingham, Chief Human Resources Officer for Lincoln Financial Group. "Nurturing a rich culture of diversity and inclusion is a critical focus for Lincoln Financial. We believe that diversity of thought, background and experience drive innovation, support our growth objectives, and produce results that will differentiate Lincoln in today's competitive environment. I am confident that Allison, with her depth and breadth of experience and track record of success, is the right person to lead our company in advancing our initiatives around our core value of diversity."

Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Green was Corporate Director of Diversity at Wyeth. Her previous positions experience includes Head of the Diversity Department for The Vanguard Group and an extensive Human Resources background which includes roles leading and managing teams focused on Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Talent Management, HR Planning and Integration, Training and Organizational Development. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University, Washington D.C. and a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA.

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 operating companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $137 billion as of September 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
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
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