13 December 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Kirkland L. Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel, was included in Black Enterprise magazine’s list of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. The list highlights the highest-ranking African-American executives at the nation’s 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies and 100 international companies with significant U.S. operations.

“Kirkland’s unique combination of legal expertise, business savvy and strong leadership warrants his inclusion on this list,” said Dennis R. Glass, President & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. “His positive influence is felt across our business, and he personifies our company’s brand which honors the values and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.”

Hicks oversees all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the company. As a member of the company’s senior management committee, he also provides strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of directors.

Prior to joining Lincoln in 2015, Hicks held a number of senior positions and ultimately served as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Towers Watson & Co. (now Willis Towers Watson). He serves on the board of visitors of Duke University Law School, where he earned his law degree, as well as the board of visitors of North Carolina A&T State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree.

Lincoln is committed to a diversity and inclusion strategy that creates a vibrant work culture that upends conventional thinking, drives innovation, and helps employees, customers and community members lead greater lives. Earlier this year, Lincoln was recognized by Black Enterprise for its diverse board of directors which includes two African-American members. Lincoln was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017 and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. More information on Lincoln’s commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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 $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

About Black Enterprise

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 6 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. As a multimedia company, BLACK ENTERPRISE produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, web content and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.



Lincoln Financial Group
Scott Sloat
Media Relations