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This document is dated March 17, 2010. 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 George A. Murphy Head of Total Rewards

PHILADELPHIA, March 17, 2010 — Lincoln Financial Group today announced that it has appointed George A. Murphy, formerly Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Ametek, as Head of Total Rewards effective immediately. In this new role, Murphy reports directly to Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa M. Buckingham.

"We see a tremendous opportunity to build on our reputation as a leading employer for highly committed and talented professionals through performance-based Total Rewards programs," said Buckingham. "George brings a wealth of business experience and a successful track record of designing and leading compensation and benefits systems that drive business results, which is critical to Lincoln's long-term success."

Prior to joining Ametek in 2007, Murphy served as Executive Director of Compensation and Benefits for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, he held increasingly responsible leadership roles with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Crompton and Knowles, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, BHP Copper, PECO Energy, Travelers Mortgage Services, and Glaxo SmithKline Corporation. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Philadelphia University and a Masters of Science degree in Human Resources Leadership from Rutgers University. He has also completed the Strategic Human Resources Program at Harvard University.

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 $141 billion as of December 31, 2009. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) 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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484 583-1632
E-mail: MediaRelations@LFG.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.