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Lincoln Financial Network Recognized by InvestmentNews for Diversity and Inclusion


Awarded Honorable Mention as a Diversity Champion for Employees,
Advisors and Industry

Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management division
of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced today that it has been
recognized by InvestmentNews in its inaugural Excellence
in Diversity and Inclusion Award program. LFN was awarded honorable
mention in the Diversity Champion category for its promotion of
diversity and inclusion among employees, advancement of women in the
financial advisory industry, and partnership with non-profit
organizations to help address diversity issues in the community.

"Diversity, inclusion and equality are cornerstones of our LFN culture
as we build and sustain empowered employee and advisor communities,"
said David Berkowitz, president of Lincoln Financial Network. "We are
proud to be recognized for our commitment to proactively promoting
diversity and inclusion and addressing issues of importance for our
employees, our advisors and the clients and communities we serve."

The Diversity Champion category recognizes non-advisory firms and other
industry organizations for their initiatives to foster diversity and
inclusion within the firm or within the financial advice profession. LFN
was recognized for its internal efforts, as part of the Lincoln
organization, to promote diversity and inclusion with the signing of the CEO
Action for Diversity & Inclusion
. LFN employee efforts were also
highlighted including the long-standing partnership with Carry the Load,
a non-profit organization dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways
to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes.
Within the industry, LFN was recognized for its support of The WISE
Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting and Educating), a grass roots
organization within LFN with the mission of furthering the growth and
development of women in the financial advisory industry and addressing
the unique needs of female clients.

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 Lincoln Financial Network

Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and
financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes
Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corp.,
both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,900
representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout
the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer
financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life
products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent
individuals, business owners, and families. Lincoln Financial Group is
the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) and its
affiliates. Find us on LinkedIn,
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