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This document is dated November 23, 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 Wins 2010 Human Resources Department of the Year Award

PHILADELPHIA, November 23, 2010 — Lincoln Financial Group was awarded top honors in the large company category of the 13th Annual Human Resources Department of the Year Awards, sponsored at the premier level by the Rosen Group and the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Society. Winners were announced at a dinner ceremony on November 18, 2010 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.

The Human Resources Department of the Year Award recognizes Delaware Valley HR teams in five size categories that have demonstrated service excellence and measurable success for their organizations.

"It is a tremendous honor for the Lincoln Financial human resources team to be selected from among our peers for this award," said Lisa Buckingham, Lincoln Financial's Chief Human Resources Officer. "I am proud of the human resources team for executing so well against the challenging economic environment of the past few years, and for raising the bar on employee engagement, development and productivity. The team is recognized as a key strategic partner throughout the company and a key contributor to Lincoln's business success — attributes of best-in-class HR organizations that the HR Department of the Year Award has been celebrating for thirteen years."

The Lincoln HR department was selected for top honors based on its success in rising to the challenges posed by the recent market crisis, staying focused on driving business results while simultaneously creating programs and structures to help Lincoln more skillfully navigate external challenges and position the company to seize opportunities as the economy recovered.

"The winners of the HR Department of the Year Award understand both the needs of their employees and their companies. Lincoln Financial is a good example of how smart companies align HR strategy with business strategy to gain critical market advantages," said Scott Rosen, President of The Rosen Group, who founded of the HR Department of the Year Award in 1998.

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 $150 billion as of September 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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Media Contacts:
Laurel O'Brien
484 583-1735
E-mail: MediaRelations@LFG.com

Ayele Ajavon
484 583-1632
E-mail: MediaRelations@LFG.com

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