04 February 2011

Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that its Defined Contribution / 401(k) Intermediary team is continuing efforts to expand its footprint throughout the country with the recent additions of Douglas Harding and Troy Jackson as regional sales directors.

In their new roles Harding and Jackson will report to Jim McCrory, divisional sales manager for the Defined Contribution / Intermediary 401(k) team.

Jackson has nearly 30 years retirement sales experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining LFD, he was a pension consultant for The Standard, in Raleigh, N.C., where he was responsible for marketing defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans through employee benefit brokers and independent financial advisors. Throughout his career, he has focused on retirement sales with Principal Financial Group and Integon Insurance Corp.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Wake Forest University, in 1982 and holds FINRA security registrations 7, 24, 63 and 66.

Harding has 20 years experience in the sales and financial services industries. Prior to joining LFD, he was a regional sales representative for Guardian, where he was responsible for wholesaling retirement plan products in Illinois. Throughout his career he has served in other retirement sales capacities with Pacific Life and Mutual of New York/Metropolitan Life Insurance.

He holds FINRA security registrations 6 and 63.

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 $157 billion as of December 31, 2010. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability 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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