Lincoln Financial Network Recognized by InvestmentNews for Diversity and Inclusion

Awarded Honorable Mention as a Diversity Champion for Employees, Advisors and Industry

Monday, August 6, 2018 2:00 pm EDT

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"Diversity, inclusion and equality are cornerstones of our LFN culture as we build and sustain empowered employee and advisor communities"

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management division of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), announced today that it has been recognized by InvestmentNews in its inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award program. LFN was awarded honorable mention in the Diversity Champion category for its promotion of diversity and inclusion among employees, advancement of women in the financial advisory industry, and partnership with non-profit organizations to help address diversity issues in the community.

“Diversity, inclusion and equality are cornerstones of our LFN culture as we build and sustain empowered employee and advisor communities,” said David Berkowitz, president of Lincoln Financial Network. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to proactively promoting diversity and inclusion and addressing issues of importance for our employees, our advisors and the clients and communities we serve.”

The Diversity Champion category recognizes non-advisory firms and other industry organizations for their initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion within the firm or within the financial advice profession. LFN was recognized for its internal efforts, as part of the Lincoln organization, to promote diversity and inclusion with the signing of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. LFN employee efforts were also highlighted including the long-standing partnership with Carry the Load, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes. Within the industry, LFN was recognized for its support of The WISE Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting and Educating), a grass roots organization within LFN with the mission of furthering the growth and development of women in the financial advisory industry and addressing the unique needs of female clients.

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 $256 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2018, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

About Lincoln Financial Network

Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corp., both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,900 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) and its affiliates. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Contact:

Lincoln Financial Network
Allyson Vento, 484-583-6648
Allyson.vento@lfg.com