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This document is dated May 25, 2010. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Nicole S. Jones Named General Counsel for Lincoln Financial Group

PHILADELPHIA, May 25, 2010 — Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that it has named Nicole S. Jones Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective May 24, 2010. Jones will serve as the chief legal officer of the corporation and will oversee all Law, Compliance, Corporate Secretary and Federal Relations activities for Lincoln Financial as well as provide strategic counsel to the Board of Directors and senior management. She will report directly to President and CEO Dennis R. Glass and will sit on the company's Senior Management Committee.

"Nicole is a dynamic professional with extensive experience in all facets of corporate law along with a strong technical background in insurance industry law, regulation and compliance," said Glass. "With her passion for fostering strong partnerships between business leaders and the Law function to drive corporate results, and her successful track record of leading highly productive teams, I am confident that her counsel and leadership will help the company achieve its goals."

Jones comes to Lincoln Financial from CIGNA Corporation, where she served as Deputy General Counsel, Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to CIGNA, Jones served in progressively responsible positions for Johnson & Johnson; Davis Polk & Wardwell; MCI; and International Paper Corporation. She holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Philosophy from Fordham 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 $146 billion as of March 31, 2010. 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.



For more information:

Investor Contacts:
Jim Sjoreen
484 583-1420
E-mail: InvestorRelations@LFG.com

Media Contact:
Laurel O'Brien
484 583-1735
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.