02 December 2014

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that industry veteran Tim Seifert has joined the company as vice president, national sales manager, of its Intermediary Retirement Plan Services business. This area of the business focuses on the small market 401 (k) segment, one of the fastest growing within the Retirement Plan Services space.

Reporting to John Kennedy, head of Lincoln’s Retirement Solutions Distribution unit, Seifert will continue efforts to expand Lincoln’s Small Market Retirement Plan Services sales force, while ensuring advisors continue receiving the quality service Lincoln has become known for in the marketplace. Additionally, Seifert will further develop and implement strategies that increase awareness of Lincoln’s broad portfolio of retirement plan solutions and help advisors continue to bring about quality retirement outcomes for their clients.

“We are committed to further strengthening Lincoln’s reputation as the industry’s leading authority on retirement plan services and broadening our footprint in the marketplace,” Kennedy said. “Our growth and sales efforts continue to prosper, and Seifert’s nearly three decades of financial services experience, vast knowledge and expertise in all areas of distribution, and proven history of creating exponential growth in the Intermediary Channel will help take our expansion initiative to a new level. To ensure our advisors can continue to efficiently meet the needs of their clients, we will further grow our presence by investing in top talent.”

Seifert has held senior sales leadership roles at both Prudential and RS Investments in recent years. He spent 23 years of his career at PLANCO Financial Services Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hartford, where he served as a senior managing director and managed distribution of the company’s 401 (k), mutual fund, annuities and 529 businesses.

Seifert earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa. He holds FINRA Series 6, 26, 51 and 63 registrations.

About Lincoln Financial Distributors

Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc. (LFD), the wholesale distribution business of Lincoln Financial Group (LFG), provides expertise and access to a range of solutions that help advisors protect wealth and deliver outcomes for their clients. Lincoln’s broad portfolio includes innovative annuity, life insurance and retirement solutions that focus on addressing issues related to taxes, healthcare, longevity, inflation and market volatility. LFD comprises seasoned financial professionals who distribute Lincoln products through licensed insurance agents, registered broker-dealers, and other financial services intermediaries. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $215 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on FacebookTwitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube.



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