New Variable Annuity Rider Designed to Help Maximize Future Retirement Income Potential through An Income Base that Grows Annually at the Greater of 6% Growth or Account Value Growth
25 May 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) today announced the launch of Lincoln Max 6 Select SM Advantage, offering investors Income Base growth that grows annually at the greater of 6% growth or account value growth, and access to a diversified lineup of investment options with up to an 80% allocation to equities.* Max 6 Select SM is an optional living benefit rider available through Lincoln Financial variable annuities for an additional cost.

“Retirement savers are not one size fits all, and neither are the retirement income solutions available in today’s marketplace,” said Brian Kroll, head of Annuity Solutions for Lincoln Financial Group. “Max 6 Select SM Advantage is designed to help clients maximize their future retirement income potential and provides an income stream that’s protected for life.”

Lincoln Max 6 Select SM Advantage is the most recent addition to Lincoln’s portfolio of guaranteed lifetime income solutions, and features an initial income withdrawal rate of 6% at age 65 and 5.50% for joint life (based on youngest life). If the account value goes to zero, the guaranteed lifetime income amount will be 3% of the Income Base.

Other highlights include:

  • Option to build up to an 80/20 equity/fixed income portfolio
  • Diversified investment lineup, including 51 traditional individual variable annuity subaccounts to build a portfolio, 25 check-the-box asset allocation options, and five asset allocation models
  • Tax-deferral during accumulation for greater growth potential
  • Protection for beneficiaries with a Guarantee of Principal death benefit at no additional cost. Allowable withdrawals reduce the death benefit by the dollar amount of the withdrawal

“Our robust portfolio of solutions provides distinct features matched with how advisors do business, and how clients choose to take income,” said John Kennedy, head of Retirement Solutions Distribution for Lincoln Financial Distributors. “Backed by the financial strength of Lincoln and our 50 years of experience offering variable annuity solutions, Max 6 Select SM demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing products that help meet the varied needs of today’s advisors and the clients they serve.”

All guarantees – including those for optional features – are subject to the claims paying ability of the issuing company.

*Investments in equities are subject to the risk that the prices of the securities may fall due to general market and economic conditions.

Variable annuities are designed for retirement and offer lifetime income, tax-deferred growth and death benefit protection for loved ones. To decide if a variable annuity is right for you, consider that its value will fluctuate; it is subject to investment risk and possible loss of principal; and there are costs associated such as mortality and expenses, administrative and advisory fees.

For more information, please visit Lincoln Max 6 Select SM Advantage on

This press release is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

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 $236 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. Learn more at: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at


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Variable annuities are long-term investment products designed for retirement purposes and are subject to market fluctuation, investment risk, and possible loss of principal. Variable annuities contain both investment and insurance components and have fees and charges, including mortality and expense, administrative, and advisory fees. Optional features are available for an additional charge. The annuity’s value fluctuates with the market value of the underlying investment options, and all assets accumulate tax-deferred. Withdrawals of earnings are taxable as ordinary income and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to an additional 10% federal tax. Withdrawals will reduce the death benefit and cash surrender value.

Investors are advised to consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the variable annuity and its underlying investment options carefully before investing. The applicable prospectuses for the variable annuity and its underlying investment options contain this and other important information. Please call 888-868-2583 for free prospectuses. Read them carefully before investing or sending money. Products and features are subject to state availability.

Lincoln variable annuities are issued by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN, and distributed by Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., a broker-dealer. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company does not solicit business in the state of New York, nor is it authorized to do so.

Contracts sold in New York are issued by Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York, Syracuse, NY, and distributed by Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., a broker-dealer.



Michael Arcaro
Lincoln Financial Group
T: 484-583-1799
Amy Norcini
Lincoln Financial Group
T: 484-583-1436