Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan Services Business Strengthens Government Sector Coverage

Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30am EST

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Three Industry Veterans Join Institutional Retirement Distribution Team




RADNOR, Pa.,  Jan. 16, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group's
Retirement Plan Services business today announced strategic new hires in its
Institutional Retirement Distribution (IRD) team focused on leading efforts to
grow  Lincoln's retirement plan presence in the government sector.  Richard
Snyder,  Paul Davidson  and  Andrew Whiting  all join as Sales Directors and
report to Michael Hall, IRD National Sales Director.  

"As we seek to strengthen  Lincoln's position as a top tier retirement plan
services provider, we see growing opportunities in the government sector that
are well-matched with our expertise and our total solutions offering," said 
Chuck Cornelio, president, Retirement Plan Services. "Retirement plan sponsors
in the public markets face many of the same issues and challenges private
employers grapple with. Our approach to boosting retirement readiness works well
across markets and we're eager to proactively expand our reach into the
government sector."  

Richard Snyder
Richard Snyder  has more than 18 years of experience in the sales, marketing,
education, retention and administration of institutional retirement plans. Prior
to joining  Lincoln, he was vice president and national sales manager for AXA
Equitable where he was responsible for retirement plan sales in the governmental
and union markets.  In addition, he held sales positions at The  Hartford  and
Nationwide Retirement Solutions selling retirement plans in the governmental and
non-profit markets.  He began his career working on the plan sponsor side as a
deferred compensation specialist for the  State of Florida's Department of
Financial Services, one the largest 457 plans in the country.  

Paul Davidson
Paul Davidson  has as more than 19 years of experience in the sales, service and
implementation of 457(b), 401(a), 403(b) and 401(k) retirement plans. Prior to
joining  Lincoln, he was vice president at Natixis Global Asset Management in
the Retirement Strategy Group. He also held leadership positions for Neuberger
Berman and The  Hartford  in the government sector.  

Andrew Whiting
Andrew Whiting  comes to  Lincoln  from AXA Equitable's employer-sponsored
retirement plans were he was a regional vice president. Previously, he was
regional sales director for The  Hartford  responsible for managing sales and
retention of 457(b) and 401(a) plans for government retirement plans in 16
states in the Eastern United States.   

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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  $174
billion  as of  September 30, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln
Financial Group offers: employer-sponsored retirement plans, annuities and life
insurance, group life, disability and dental insurance; 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.  

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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