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Lincoln Financial Group Launches YourPathsm Portfolios for Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans


New Option Helps Participants Achieve Their Retirement Goals by Using
Flexible and Tailored Strategies to Reduce Volatility

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that it has launched
a new series of target date portfolios for employer-sponsored retirement
plans called YourPathsm portfolios. These
target date portfolios, which utilize investments offered by American
Funds, American Century Investments, BlackRock and State Street Global
Advisors, will be managed along multiple risk-based paths to support a
more personalized investment approach based upon financial circumstances
and risk tolerance. YourPathsm portfolios can
help participants achieve their retirement goals by using flexible and
tailored strategies to reduce volatility.

"Unlike standard target date funds driven by retirement age, Lincoln
Financial's YourPathsm portfolios are a more
customized solution," said Ralph Ferraro, senior vice president, head of
Product for the company's Retirement Plan Services business. "Our
solution is tailored to meet plan participants' needs based on where
they are in the retirement cycle and their particular risk profile.
Working with some of the most prestigious investment managers enables us
to tap the best investment strategies, which are then joined with the
strength of Lincoln's stable value product."

YourPathsm portfolios will offer an active,
passive or hybrid portfolio investment strategy with a stable value
asset class to help reduce market volatility. Morningstar Investment
Management LLC will provide the glide path, portfolio construction and
ongoing management for each of the portfolio strategies, delivering
fiduciary support as an investment manager under ERISA 3(38).

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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About Retirement Plan Services

For more than 50 years, Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan
Services (RPS) business has been helping savers boost their retirement
readiness through employer-sponsored plans. Our retirement plans help
employers recruit and retain top talent, while our combination of
high-tech and high-touch service creates an engaging customer experience
that drives positive outcomes. The RPS business helps people understand
how steps they take today can help them get to and through retirement
tomorrow. The business serves approximately 1.5 million participants
through 20,000 plan sponsors with $68 billion in assets under management
as of March 31, 2018.


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