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This document is dated September 10, 2010. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Andrew J. Powers Joins Lincoln Financial Group as Vice President, Defined Contribution Strategy

PHILADELPHIA, September 10, 2010 — Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that Andrew J. Powers has joined Lincoln Financial Group as Vice President, Defined Contribution Strategy. Reporting to Duane Bernt, Head of Finance and Strategy for the Defined Contribution business, Powers will lead the efforts for the company's overall Defined Contribution strategy, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and growth opportunities.

"This position was created to help Lincoln capitalize on the growing need for people to save for retirement in employer-sponsored plans," said Bernt. "With Drew's extensive experience in the retirement plan industry, we are well-positioned to expand our presence in the marketplace."

Powers joins Lincoln with more than 20 years experience in the retirement plan industry. Prior to this role, he was Division Vice President at UNIFI Companies Retirement Plans. During his tenure, he managed areas of sales, marketing, finance, actuarial, distribution management, field service, project management, systems and quality control. Prior to UNIFI, Drew held positions with Scudder, Kemper and Aetna. He is a board member for the SPARK Institute and currently holds memberships with the LIMRA Pension Committee, the Innovation & Growth Forum for the Spectrum Group and the RRI Steering Committee.

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 $140 billion as of June 30, 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.



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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.