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Lincoln Financial Distributors Strengthens Retirement Expertise With Addition of Veteran Strategist in Retirement Solutions Distribution

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Lincoln Financial Distributors (LFD), the wholesale distribution business of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) , today announced that industry veteran Kathy Leckey has joined the company as vice president and head of Strategy for its Retirement Solutions Distribution business.

Leckey will help drive business development and advanced sales strategies, as well as manage strategic planning for Retirement Solutions Distribution, which includes the annuities and small market retirement plan services businesses.

“Kathy is a great addition to our team, bringing a proven track record of success in defining and executing strategies to improve customer experience, productivity and value,” said John Kennedy, LFD’s head of Retirement Solutions Distribution. “Kathy’s expertise aligns well with our organizational goals, and I look forward to working with her to further support the growth of our annuities and small market Retirement Plan Services businesses.”

Prior to joining Lincoln, Leckey served as senior vice president for Business Development at Realty Capital Securities, LLC, New York where she was charged with setting the strategic direction of a sales force and developing strategies for new sales channels. She brings more than 15 years of leadership experience with financial services firms including Metlife Investors, AXA Distributors, and Hartford Financial Distributors (formerly PLANCO).

Leckey holds a master of business administration degree from St. Joseph’s University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from LaSalle University.

About Lincoln Financial Distributors

Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc. (LFD), the wholesale distribution business of Lincoln Financial Group (LFG), provides expertise and access to a range of solutions that help advisors protect wealth and deliver outcomes for their clients. Lincoln’s broad portfolio includes innovative annuity, life insurance and retirement solutions that focus on addressing issues related to taxes, healthcare, longevity, inflation and market volatility. LFD comprises seasoned financial professionals who distribute Lincoln products through licensed insurance agents, registered broker-dealers, and other financial services intermediaries. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.

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 $216 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.

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