Lincoln Financial Group Recognized as “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Company’s Policies and Practices Earned 100 Percent on Human Rights
Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace

RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC)
proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the
2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and
report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace
equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
Lincoln Financial joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses which
also earned top marks this year.

“We are honored to be recognized on the Corporate Equality Index for the
fifth consecutive year and excited to have attained a perfect score,”
said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer
for Lincoln Financial. “This 100 percent reflects our ongoing commitment
to eliminating bias in the workplace, recognizing our differences as a
driver of innovation in the marketplace and advancing the effort for
equality in all communities.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluated
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. Lincoln Financial’s efforts in satisfying all of the
CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as
a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

Among others, Lincoln Financial’s offers the following:

  • Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
  • Insurance products and financial service offerings tailored for the
    LGBT community
  • Spousal and Partner Benefits
  • Transgender-Inclusive Benefits
  • Organizational LGBT Competency

By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end
discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves
fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information on the
2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report,

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 $214 billion in assets
under management as of September 30, 2015. Learn more at:
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