06 September 2011

Lincoln Financial Distributors (LFD), the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that Tom Tooley has been named Head of Insurance Solutions Distribution (ISD).

Reporting to Will Fuller, president and chief executive officer of LFD, Tooley will be responsible for leading distribution of Lincoln’s life insurance and executive benefits businesses.

Lincoln ranks among the top insurance companies in the United States and is a consistent market leader in providing life insurance, estate planning and business insurance solutions to financial professionals and consumers.

"Tom brings more than 30 years of experience and a successful track record across all aspects of the life insurance industry," said Fuller. "Lincoln is well positioned for strong growth in our life insurance businesses which benefit from positive long-term demographic trends."

"I’m delighted to take on this role at Lincoln, which is recognized in the marketplace for its industry-leading distribution capabilities and unparalleled risk management practices," said Tooley. "Throughout my career, I’ve been a competitor, a client and a retail customer of Lincoln, and have always admired the high-quality team at the company, and the innovative solutions provided." "I look forward to building on the company’s market-leading position and recognition as an authority on life and income protection solutions," he said.

Prior to joining Lincoln as National Sales Manager, Independent Planner channel, in 2010, Tooley served as a Senior Executive responsible for Life Insurance Distribution at The Hartford. He previously held leadership positions with Travelers Life & Annuity, Smith Barney and Citigroup, and Aetna Life & Casualty. Tooley holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant, as well as holding all relevant FINRA registrations.

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 $164 billion as of June 30, 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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