Lincoln Financial Group Names Thomas P. O'Neill Chief Operating Officer of Lincoln...

Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:04am EDT

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Lincoln Financial Group Names Thomas P. O'Neill Chief Operating Officer of
Lincoln Financial Distributors

PHILADELPHIA, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lincoln Financial
Distributors, the intermediary distribution company of Lincoln Financial Group
(NYSE: LNC), today announced that Thomas P. O'Neill has been named Chief
Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, O'Neill will lead the
development and implementation of key initiatives that improve the client
experience and maximize business growth with an emphasis on strengthening
collaborative relationships. He will work closely with partners and clients
across Insurance Solutions, Retirement Solutions, Lincoln Financial Network
and Delaware Investments divisions. In addition, he will also serve as a
member of the Lincoln Financial Distributors Executive Committee. O'Neill
reports to Will Fuller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln
Financial Distributors.

"Tom is a proven leader with a successful 25-year track record in setting
strategic direction, enhancing client relationships and building businesses in
our key markets," said Will Fuller. "The challenging economic environment
presents an unprecedented opportunity to meet the evolving needs of clients
for retirement solutions, protection and asset management. Tom's wealth of
experience and operating style will accelerate our efforts to deliver value to
our clients every day."

O'Neill has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry, most recently serving as the President of AEGON Financial Services
Group, Inc., Financial Institution Division, where he was chiefly responsible
for leveraging AEGON's broad-based investment expertise with large financial
institutions, developing and strengthening distribution relationships with key
institutional partners. O'Neill attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey,
and today, O'Neill serves on the board of The National Aquarium in Baltimore,
serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of The Robert Packard Center for ALS
Research at Johns Hopkins University, and is actively involved in fundraising
efforts for the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation and the American Ireland Fund,
New York. 

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 $171
billion as of March 31, 2009. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln
Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance;
401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; mutual funds; managed accounts;
institutional investments; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory
services. Affiliates also include: Delaware Investments, the marketing name
for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries; and Lincoln UK.
For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports
containing our balance sheets, please visit

SOURCE  Lincoln Financial Group

Nicole Boscia, Media Relations, +1-484-583-1388, or Ayele
Ajavon, Media Relations, +1-215-255-1632,, both of Lincoln
Financial Group
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