Lincoln Financial Group Receives 2013 Community Investment Award From Philadelphia Chapter Of National Association Of Black Accountants Recognition Reflects Company's Ongoing Commitment to Invest in the Philadelphia Area Business Community

RADNOR, Pa., APRIL 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that it has received the 2013 Community Investment Award from the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. - Philadelphia Professional Chapter. This annual award, which is presented to an organization affiliated with NABA either locally or nationally, is based upon the level of involvement and commitment to the community. NABA evaluated ten local companies as part of the process. 

"We applaud Lincoln Financial's commitment to investing in the communities where their employees live and work," said Jesse Rhodes, Jr., Philadelphia Chapter President, NABA. "Lincoln Financial Group is a role model within the Philadelphia corporate landscape and the Philadelphia region is richer and more engaged because of Lincoln Financial's presence in the community."

This marks the first time that Lincoln Financial has received the award from NABA and the recognition reflects the company's ongoing commitment to invest in the Philadelphia area business community.

"We're honored to receive this recognition," said Douglas Miller, Lincoln Financial Group's senior vice president and chief accounting officer, and a member of the company's Diversity Council. "Supporting professionals through partnerships like the one with NABA is an important component of our Diversity & Inclusion strategy, as well as being a good corporate citizen—and our organization takes pride in playing an even more active role in the Philadelphia area."

For more information on Lincoln Financial's Diversity and Inclusion activities, please visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup

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 $178 billion as of December 31, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement 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.

About the National Association for Black Accountants-Philadelphia
The Philadelphia chapter of NABA began in November, 1973 when approximately 50 individuals met to discuss the desire and the necessary requirements to form a local chapter.  As an outgrowth of that meeting, twenty-seven individuals worked tirelessly towards this goal. Since its inception, the Philadelphia Chapter has been blessed with strong, dedicated and visionary leadership whose belief in NABA's ideals, goals and objectives has helped the chapter grow and flourish.  NABA, Inc. was established to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. Currently, the Philadelphia Chapter boasts a membership of over 200 professional members.  Approximately 120 student members are affiliated with the Chapter through at-large membership as well as nine student chapters at area colleges and universities.

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