15 February 2012

Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that Michael Hall has joined the company as National Sales Manager for Institutional Retirement Solutions Distribution (IRSD). IRSD focuses on Lincoln’s full service retirement plan services offerings for corporate and nonprofit/tax exempt plan sponsors.

Reporting to John Morabito, Head of Lincoln’s IRSD, Hall will be responsible for ensuring the retirement plan services distribution strategy and tactical execution is consistent with LFG’s short- and long-term strategic objectives.

Lincoln has been a leading provider of retirement solutions for more than 50 years and has managed retirement plans for employers of various sizes across industry sectors. Lincoln’s Retirement Plan Services business is committed to maintaining long-term relationships with consultants and advisors who value Lincoln’s high touch, client-centric approach.

"We are committed to further strengthening Lincoln’s reputation as an authority on retirement plan services and widening our footprint in the marketplace," said Morabito. "Hall brings more than three decades of financial services experience and has a proven track record that complements our deep bench of talent," he said.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Hall served as Vice President of Institutional Sales for Prudential. Throughout his career he held other sales leadership positions at well-known companies including, Northern Trust Company, Kidder, Peabody & Co., and Hewitt Associates.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance (Magna Cum Laude) from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Hall is licensed in life and health, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63.

He will be based in Chicago, IL.

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 $160 billion as of December 31, 2011. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental 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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