14 October 2015

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that Stephen B. Ebbecke, principal of Stephen B. Ebbecke & Associates, has received Lincoln Financial Group’s prestigious General Agency Channel “American Award” for his distinguished reputation in business and the greater community.

The American Award, one of the company’s top honors, is presented each year to financial services professionals who combine business performance excellence, outstanding community service and commitment to family.

“Not only is Steve exceptionally knowledgeable and well-respected in the industry, he is an esteemed colleague and a valued member of his community,” said David Berkowitz, president of Lincoln Financial Network. “He provides the same level of dedication to his clients as he does his family and friends – and that is why he is so deserving of this award.”

Ebbecke, a 37-year financial services industry veteran, founded Stephen B. Ebbecke & Associates in 1978. As a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Securities (LFS), Ebbecke has been a member of LFS’s Premier Partner group, an exclusive organization of leading professionals within the firm, since the program’s inception and served on the Premier Partners Advisory Council from 2012-2015. Ebbecke is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner and has earned the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant.

Outside of his professional contributions, Ebbecke has been a long-time financial supporter of Children International, Villanova University’s Blue White Scholarship Foundation, and the Pennsylvania SPCA. Additionally, he serves as volunteer for the Frankford Boys Club in Philadelphia and New Jersey Elks Association in Wildwood, N.J.

A graduate of Villanova University, Ebbecke was captain of the football team in 1975. After graduating, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Ebbecke and his wife, Marlyse, reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

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 $223 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom 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 almost 8,500 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 National Corporation is not affiliated with Stephen B. Ebbecke & Associates.



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