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Lincoln Financial Group Earns Perfect Score on the 2018 Disability Equality Index


For third consecutive year, company named in "2018 DEI®
Best Places to Work"

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that for the third
consecutive year, it earned a perfect 100 percent score and the honor of
"Best Places to Work," according to the 2018 Disability Equality Index
(DEI). A joint initiative between the U.S. Business Leadership
Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of
People with Disabilities (AAPD), the DEI recognizes Lincoln's continued
commitment to creating an accessible, inclusive environment for people
with disabilities in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

"We are proud to be recognized on the Disability Equality Index for the
third consecutive year," said Allison Green, senior vice president and
chief diversity officer at Lincoln Financial Group. "Maintaining our 100
percent score is a testament to our commitment to addressing the needs
of our employees and customers living with disabilities. We believe
creating a culture of diversity and inclusion will expand professional
opportunities and drive business results."

Lincoln Financial's commitment to diversity
and inclusion
starts with senior leadership and continues with the
engagement of employees at all levels. Visible advocacy and engagement
of leaders are essential to integrating diversity and inclusion into
workplace and business practices. In 2017, Lincoln Financial's President
and CEO, Dennis Glass, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
pledge to reaffirm their ongoing commitment to a work environment where
every employee feels welcome and appreciated for who they are and what
they bring to the organization.

The company's inclusive values are further evidenced by other recent awards
like the 2018 "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" and Forbes
Best Employers for Diversity

The DEI evaluates whether companies have policies that promote equal
opportunity employment, embrace diversity, encourage people with
disabilities to be themselves and have practices in place that provide
comprehensive access. This year, 145 participating Fortune 1000
companies were rigorously evaluated in the following categories:
organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community
engagement, support services and supplier diversity.

By receiving a top score on the DEI, companies must demonstrate
significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities
to drive business success through leading disability inclusion policies
and practices.

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 the Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) serves as the nation's most trusted
annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to
self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving tool
scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100, with top scorers (80
and above) recognized as "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion".
The DEI is a joint initiative between the US Business Leadership Network
(USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
The benchmark was developed by the two national leaders in consultation
with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group
of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.


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