Each report provides its own perspective. Examining each agency’s ratings gives the clearest view of financial strength. Reports are available from each rating agency. (As of February 1, 2017, these ratings represent the most recent ratings assigned by the respective agencies. By sharing these ratings, we do not undertake any obligation to update the ratings shown above.)
On December 13, 2016, A.M. Best affirmed the financial strength, commercial paper and senior debt ratings of Lincoln National Corporation shown in the preceding tables. Additionally A.M. Best affirmed the financial strength, commercial paper and senior debt ratings for LNL and LLANY shown in the preceding tables. A.M. Best also has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and ICR of "a+" of Lincoln's stand-alone subsidiary, First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Company. The outlook for all ratings is stable.
Standard & Poor's
On September 19, 2016, Standard and Poor's affirmed the financial strength, commercial paper and senior debt ratings for LNL, LLANY and FPP shown in the proceeding tables. Standard and Poor's outlook on all the ratings is stable.
On June 28, 2016, Moody's Investor Services affirmed the financial strength, commercial paper and senior debt ratings for LNL, LLANY and FPP shown in the proceeding tables. Moody's outlook on all the ratings is stable.
On January 15, 2016, Fitch affirmed Lincoln National Corporation's IDR to A- and the financial strength of all LNC's subsidiary's to A+. Fitch's outlook on all of the ratings remains stable.
The financial strength ratings do not imply approval of any Lincoln product and does not refer to the investment performance of the product, including underlying investment options. Such ratings apply only to the company's financial strength or claims-paying ability. They do not apply to safety or investment performance of any variable product and its underlying investment options.
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