03 August 2018

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced it has promoted Nancy Smith and Ron Holinsky to leadership positions in the company’s legal department. In their new positions, which took effect August 1, 2018, they report directly to Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel for Lincoln Financial.

Smith has been promoted to senior vice president, Corporate, Securities and Finance Law and will act as a key resource to Lincoln’s Board of Directors and senior management, providing advice and counsel on board responsibilities and corporate governance. Smith, who joined Lincoln in 2009, has a broad range of legal experience in financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities disclosure and compliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Holinsky has been promoted to senior vice president, Funds Management and Investments Law and will lead the legal and compliance activities for funds management and investments law functional areas. He has been at Lincoln since 2013 and has leadership experience at several financial firms, in private practice and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

“I am pleased that two top notch lawyers like Nancy and Ron will be taking on bigger roles at Lincoln,” said Hicks. “They are both dedicated leaders who exemplify Lincoln’s collaborative culture and their promotions demonstrate Lincoln’s strong focus on talent development.”

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people 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 $256 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2018, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

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