Lincoln Financial Group To Award Special Funds To Nonprofit Organization Chosen Via Facebook® Vote Program Encourages Facebook Users to Take Charge and Recognize a National Group Committed to Education, Freedom and Opportunity

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that it will award an additional $10,000 to the nonprofit organization that its Facebook® fans feel best represents President Abraham Lincoln's ideals of education, freedom and opportunity. From now until 11:59 p.m. ET on May 17, 2013, Lincoln Financial's fans can cast their vote for one of five national nonprofit groups which the company currently supports through regional affiliates:

"The enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln remains an inspiration behind our corporate commitment to expanding opportunities through education," said Nancy Rogers, president of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. "Through their education initiatives, these five nonprofit partners work in communities across the country to ensure that our children continue to enjoy the opportunities originally secured by Abraham Lincoln. We want to engage our broader social community, as well, to help decide the winner of the additional funding by voting on which organization inspires them the most."

For more information, including rules to place your vote, please visit the Charitable Vote section of Lincoln Financial's Facebook page.

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 Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

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