Lincoln Financial Group's Ellen Cooper Receives 2014 Women Worth Watching® Award From Profiles in Diversity Journal

Chief Investment Officer Recognized as Leading Female Executive with a Distinguished Career

Oct 14, 2013, 15:00 ET from Lincoln Financial Group

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Ellen Cooper, executive vice president and chief investment officer, has received a 2014 Women Worth Watching® award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. The magazine's annual September/October issue celebrates the achievements and personalities of 150 leading women executives, who are nominated by their colleagues, peers, and mentors for their initiative and achievements.  

"The 2014 class of Women Worth Watching marks yet another year of remarkable and inspirational leaders," said James Rector, Publisher of Profiles in Diversity Journal.  "The powerful knowledge and experiences shared by these women takes decades to develop, but has immediate impact on all who heed their advice. There is no doubt these women are paving the way for future generations of female leadership."

In order to be considered for the award, nominees must hold a senior executive management position, sit on the board of directors, or report to the president or CEO of the organization. Selection criteria also include demonstrating how they have distinguished themselves in their career or chosen field.

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; employer-sponsored retirement plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services.

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