03 September 2014

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) has announced that Pearl Sumathi joined the organization as vice president of Talent Development, effective today. She reports to Jen Warne, senior vice president of Talent at Lincoln Financial Group. In her new role, Sumathi will lead the company’s enterprisewide learning and leadership development programs.

“Lincoln is committed to investing in the development of our workforce and is very pleased that Pearl has decided to join the organization,” said Warne. “Pearl’s expertise in talent development will be a real asset as we continue to expand our enterprise learning and leadership development program offerings.”

Sumathi joins Lincoln Financial from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Executive Education department, where she served as a director. In her role, she consulted with Fortune 500 companies on the design and development of high potential talent, as well as mid-level/executive leadership programs. Prior to joining the Wharton Executive Education department, Sumathi held various human resources, talent management, and leadership development positions with Infosys Technologies, Fujitsu America, and Mphasis, an HP company.

Sumathi earned a doctorate degree in education with specialization in organizational learning from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans 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 $216 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.

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