06 August 2012

Lincoln Financial Network, the retail distribution division of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that Dick Nottingham, founder, president and CEO of Cape Financial, Inc., has received this year’s prestigious "Kenneth C. Mlekush American Award."

The American Award, one of the company’s top honors, is presented annually to the financial services professional who best demonstrates a combination of business performance excellence, outstanding community service and commitment to family.

"Dick is exceptionally knowledgeable and well-respected in our industry," said Bill Seawell, Head of GA & ABGA Distribution. "His integrity, commitment to the success of his clients, devotion to family, and dedication to his community have earned him this award."

A thirty-five year industry veteran, Nottingham has built a reputation as one of the leading financial services professionals in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He has assisted hundreds of business owners and professionals in the design and implementation of business continuation, selective executive fringe benefits, and wealth preservation strategies.

Nottingham has been an instructor for the Life Underwriters Training Council and the Society of Financial Services Professionals. He is a Life and Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has twice addressed their annual meetings. Additionally, Nottingham has spoken to various professional groups of which he is a member, such as The Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Financial Planning Association, and the Richmond Estate Planning Council. As an author, Nottingham has had articles published in Life Association News, Insurance Selling, California Broker, and National Underwriter magazines.

Beyond his professional career, Nottingham is active in several charitable and civic organizations including Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program, Samaritan House, and Recovery for Life.

Nottingham earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. He is a registered representative with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation and holds the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Accredited Estate Planner.

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 $168 billion as of June 30, 2012. 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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