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Lincoln Financial Group Recognized In 10th Annual Innovations In Diversity Awards Competition Sponsored By Profiles In Diversity Journal

RADNOR, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that it has achieved recognition in the 10 th Annual Innovations in Diversity Awards competition sponsored by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a bimonthly magazine focused on diversity/inclusion in a variety of workplace settings. A first time winner, Lincoln Financial received an Award of Excellence for its Women's Business Resource Group (BRG) awareness program designed to help build trusting relationships with female investors.

Lincoln's Women's BRG recognizes that men and women think and engage differently on the subject of financial and retirement planning. The goal of the enterprise-wide program is to educate employees, clients, advisors and strategic partners on best practices for effectively communicating and building trust with women investors to increase their engagement levels in financial planning.

"This year's winners presented unique and game-changing initiatives, such as sustainability, corporate compassion, community-based events and training, employee aids, and inclusion efforts for marginalized groups," said James Rector, Publisher of Profiles in Diversity Journal. "We congratulate all of our winning companies, including Lincoln Financial Group, for their commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we applaud their innovative programs."

The annual competition honors corporations, organizations and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion.

"Diversity and Inclusion facilitates idea exchange and organizational change," said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Lincoln Financial Group. "The work of the Women's BRG represents an ideal example of how we're embracing a variety of perspectives and new ideas across our organization to drive innovation. We're extremely pleased to have achieved recognition in this year's competition." 

Winners were selected based on the following criteria:
  • Noteworthiness
  • Attainment of a purpose or goal
  • Implementation resources
  • Achievement of benefits or positive changes
  • Demonstration of effectiveness via indicators, metrics, or proof

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Profiles in Diversity Journal for our efforts with the Women's BRG," said Lisa DeSimone, head of Finance and Strategy for Lincoln's Retirement Plan Services business and head of Lincoln's Women's Business Resource Group. "We are dedicated to reaching women in a relevant way that will help them engage, take charge and feel empowered to make the best financial decisions possible."

About Lincoln Financial GroupLincoln 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 $186 billion as of March 31, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement 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

About Profiles in Diversity Journal Profiles in Diversity Journal, now in its 15 th year, is a bimonthly magazine focusing on diversity/inclusion in business, government, nonprofit, higher education and military settings. The focus of the Journal is on senior leadership, best practices, workforce diversity strategies, and recognition of employee contribution.

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