04 January 2013

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that James DelBello joined the company as senior vice president and head of Business Law and Compliance, effective December 31, 2012. In his role, DelBello, 43, is responsible for managing all of the business unit aligned legal and compliance resources across the company. He will also provide legal counsel on complex business issues, compliance matters and other initiatives. DelBello reports directly to Adam Ciongoli, Lincoln Financial’s executive vice president and general counsel, and he will also serve on the company’s Corporate Leadership Group.

"Jim is a highly accomplished lawyer and a talented business-oriented manager. We are thrilled that he decided to join Lincoln," said Ciongoli. "His background is impressive and his wealth of experience speaks for itself. We look forward to his many contributions, most notably the leadership and oversight he will bring to our business law and compliance activities."

DelBello joins Lincoln Financial from Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP, where he served as a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm since 2004. He also previously served as law clerk to Steven J. McEwen, Jr., a former President Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

DelBello received a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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 $174 billion as of September 30, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement 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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