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John DiMonda Named Senior Vice President And Head Of Lincoln Financial Advisors

Thursday, December 20, 2012

John DiMonda Named Senior Vice President And Head Of Lincoln Financial Advisors14:06 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail distribution division of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), announced today that John DiMonda, Managing Director for the Metro New York/New Jersey and North Central Ohio Regional Planning Groups, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA), and will assume his new role January 7, 2013. DiMonda will report to President of Lincoln Financial Network, David S. Berkowitz, and will lead strategic efforts to further grow LFA's business through its enhanced planning and wealth management offerings designed to help independent financial advisors better serve their clients. Furthermore, he will become a member of the LFN Executive Committee and the Corporate Leadership Group of Lincoln Financial Group."John brings a wealth of industry knowledge, a passion for LFA's planning culture, and a track record for achieving results," said Berkowitz. "He has an excellent reputation for leading with great optimism and a clear vision of the future, and is well equipped to lead the LFA field organization."With more than twenty years of financial services experience, DiMonda started his career with Lincoln in 2003 as LFA's Managing Principal for the New Jersey Regional Planning Group. In 2004, he was named Managing Director for the Metro New York/New Jersey region and assumed the role for both the Metro NY/NJ and North Central Ohio Regional Planning Groups in 2008. Prior to joining Lincoln, DiMonda was a Managing Director for Veravest Investments, a division of Allmerica Financial in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  DiMonda is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC), Life Underwriters Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF). He is registered as both a Securities Principal and an Options Principal and holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, and 65 registrations. DiMonda studied undergraduate at the State University of New York and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation through the American College. About Lincoln Financial NetworkLincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,000 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.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 $174 billion as of September 30, 2012. 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 www.LincolnFinancial.com.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050830/LFLOGO )SOURCE Lincoln Financial GroupFor further information: Kathy Vega, +1-484-583-8587, katherine.vega@lfg.com