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Lincoln Financial Group Receives Fourth Consecutive 100 Percent Rating in Corporate Equality Index, Named Among Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Company’s Eighth Year of Recognition by the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation Includes Top Marks in its Annual Scorecard and Being Named a
Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that it received a
perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a
national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and
practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human
Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This latest recognition marks the
eighth year the company has been recognized by the HRC, and the fourth
year in a row it received a perfect score and designation as a best
place to Work for LGBTQ equality.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation once again as a leader in workplace inclusion,” said Lisa M.
Buckingham, chief people, place and brand officer for Lincoln Financial.
“Each and every day presents an opportunity for us to bring to life the
ideals of our namesake, President Abraham Lincoln. For that reason, we
are deeply committed to maintaining an inclusive culture, one that
enables us to attract the best talent, empower our customers, and help
our communities achieve deep and lasting impact.”

Lincoln Financial is one of 571 major U.S. businesses that received top
marks this year. The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and
practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic
partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency
programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Lincoln
Financial’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a
100 percent ranking and the designation as a best place to work for
LGBTQ equality.

“Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting
their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right
thing to do — it’s also good for business,” said HRC President Chad
Griffin.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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 $238 billion in assets
under management as of December 31, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a
committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best
Employers for 2019, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019
Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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Contacts

Lincoln Financial Group
Cara Levy
484-583-2323
[email protected]

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