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Lincoln Financial Group Announces Promotions of Nancy Smith and Ron Holinsky to Leadership Positions


Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced it has promoted Nancy Smith
and Ron Holinsky to leadership positions in the company's legal
department. In their new positions, which took effect August 1, 2018,
they report directly to Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and
general counsel for Lincoln Financial.

Smith has been promoted to senior vice president, Corporate, Securities
and Finance Law and will act as a key resource to Lincoln's Board of
Directors and senior management, providing advice and counsel on board
responsibilities and corporate governance. Smith, who joined Lincoln in
2009, has a broad range of legal experience in financing, mergers and
acquisitions, securities disclosure and compliance. She holds a
bachelor's degree from LaSalle University and graduated magna cum laude
from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Holinsky has been promoted to senior vice president, Funds Management
and Investments Law and will lead the legal and compliance activities
for funds management and investments law functional areas. He has been
at Lincoln since 2013 and has leadership experience at several financial
firms, in private practice and at the Securities and Exchange
Commission. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from West Virginia
University and cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

"I am pleased that two top notch lawyers like Nancy and Ron will be
taking on bigger roles at Lincoln," said Hicks. "They are both dedicated
leaders who exemplify Lincoln's collaborative culture and their
promotions demonstrate Lincoln's strong focus on talent development."

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower
people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and
optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement,
insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their
lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against
long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln
Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $256 billion in assets
under management as of June 30, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a
committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best
Employers for 2018, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018
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