15 June 2011

Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that John Davis, principal and founding member of Insurance Designers of America, LLC, an organization dedicated to serving the day-to-day needs of the professional Life Insurance Producer and Financial Planner, has received the prestigious "American Award."

The American Award is presented each year to financial services professionals who combine business performance excellence, outstanding community service and commitment to family. The American Award, which was presented to Davis by Dennis Glass, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Financial Group, is one of the company’s top honors.

"John is well-respected in our industry as a professional who is both extremely knowledgeable and committed to his clients’ success," said Glass. "John’s stature in our industry, his passion for mentoring younger professionals and his community service contributions exemplify the spirit of this award."

Davis is a 42 year industry veteran, and has served on the advisory board of many major insurance companies in the United States. He is actively involved with many U.S. insurance associations including, the Estate Planning Council, and the Association of Advanced Life Underwriting.

In 2000, he was the first recipient of the Beverly Brooks Leadership award, presented by the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, in recognition of his exemplary performance and ethical standards as a professional in financial services and community leadership.

In addition to his professional dedication, Davis has been active in community and civic affairs, serving as president of the East Dallas YMCA, and president of the East Dallas Exchange Club, which is dedicated to helping public school kids in need.

Davis earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Houston in 1968. He began his career in 1969 as a brokerage consultant with the Life Brokerage Division of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Houston, TX.

Davis is a registered representative, holds the Chartered Life Underwriter designation, a Financial Counseling Certificate from The American College, and FINRA Series 6, 63 and 26.

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 $162 billion as of March 31, 2011. 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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