Lincoln Financial Advisors Appoints Greg Smith Managing Principal Smith to Serve as Market Leader in Minneapolis Region

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail sales and financial planning affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), today announced that Greg Smith has been appointed Managing Principal of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA), serving as market leader in the Minneapolis area. In this capacity, Smith will lead efforts to widen LFA's footprint in this region and grow market share.

Smith will report to Mike May, Managing Director of Lincoln Financial Advisors' Midwest regional planning group, which includes the Minneapolis regional offices.

"We are very excited that Greg has joined our firm to lead the Minneapolis regional planning offices," said John DiMonda, SVP, head of Lincoln Financial Advisors. "His understanding of retail and wholesale distribution, coupled with his years of leadership experience bring a well-rounded perspective of the industry to our organization and will provide great value to our advisors." 

Smith brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to his new role. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Smith served as senior vice president and channel head at several firms including Crump Life Insurance Services in Schaumberg, IL, Sun Life Financial in Boston, MA, ING in Minneapolis, MN, and Lincoln Financial Distributors in Philadelphia, PA.

Smith earned a bachelor of business administration in banking and finance from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, as well as a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.  He holds FINRA registrations including series 7 and 24.

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 Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,000 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.

About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $189 billion as of June 30, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.

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