25 August 2014

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group’s (NYSE:LNC) Retirement Plan Services business today announced that Ryan Rayburn has joined its Participant Engagement team as an Advisor Director in the Central region of the country. Rayburn leads the team of Financial Advisors dedicated to retirement and comprehensive financial planning for participants in Lincoln’s employer-sponsored retirement plans in the region. He is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. and reports to Celeste Gurule, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Retirement Plan Services business.

“Ryan brings tremendous knowledge in financial planning and a demonstrated commitment to the highest level of professional guidance and personal service,” says Gurule. “We are thrilled to have his leadership on the team to help our plan participants achieve their financial goals and get to and through retirement successfully.”

Rayburn joins Lincoln with 13 years of experience in financial services. He began his career as a Financial Advisor and Insurance Specialist and has since progressed into related leadership positions across the industry. Most recently, Rayburn served as a Divisional Vice President at AXA Advisors, LLC where he was recognized with several awards for outstanding leadership and team production. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and holds his Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

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About Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services:

For more than 60 years, Lincoln Financial’s Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business has been helping savers boost their retirement readiness through employer-sponsored plans. Our distribution force of more than 400 professionals, including institutional and wholesale distribution channels and advisor-based sales teams, work to provide plan sponsors with retirement plans that not only meet the unique needs of their plan participants but also align with sponsors’ total rewards strategies and help recruit and retain top talent. RPS Retirement Consultants, available onsite, online and by phone, develop long-term one-on-one relationships with savers to help motivate them to take actions that lead to better retirement outcomes. RPS offers personalized services, solutions and education to help plan participants get to and through retirement. The business serves approximately 1.4 million participants through 22,000 plan sponsors with $54 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014.

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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