Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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The 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "2018 Annual Meeting") of Lincoln National Corporation (the "Company") was held on May 25, 2018. At the 2018 Annual Meeting, shareholders:

elected eleven directors, each for a term expiring at the Company's 2019 annual meeting of shareholders;

ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent auditor for 2018;

approved an advisory resolution regarding the compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company's 2018 Proxy Statement; and

approved a non-binding shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors amend the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company to reduce the threshold for calling special shareholder meetings from 25% to 10%.

Item 1. Election of Directors

For each nominee, the votes cast for, against, abstentions, and broker non-votes were as follows:

Aggregate Votes

Director Nominee

For

Against

Abstentions

Broker

Non-Votes

Deirdre P. Connelly

170,767,382

622,155

403,400

21,369,635

William H. Cunningham

166,933,265

4,406,822

452,849

21,369,635

Dennis R. Glass

168,680,401

2,741,355

371,181

21,369,635

George W. Henderson, III

167,262,790

4,124,714

405,433

21,369,635

Eric G. Johnson

167,144,395

4,263,084

385,458

21,369,635

Gary C. Kelly

169,738,180

1,668,519

386,237

21,369,635

M. Leanne Lachman

164,026,984

7,385,268

380,684

21,369,635

Michael F. Mee

166,137,354

5,261,341

394,242

21,369,635

Patrick S. Pittard

165,788,563

5,578,851

425,522

21,369,635

Isaiah Tidwell

167,225,500

4,182,530

384,907

21,369,635

Lynn M. Utter

170,828,820

594,827

369,289

21,369,635

Item 2. Ratification of Auditors

The votes cast for and against this proposal, as well as the abstentions were as follows:

Aggregate Votes

For

Against

Abstentions

187,249,046

5,518,062

395,464

There were no broker non-votes for this item.

Item 3. Advisory Resolution on Executive Compensation

The votes cast for, against, abstentions, and broker non-votes for this proposal were as follows:

Aggregate Votes

For

Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

158,677,879

12,250,081

864,732

21,369,880

Item 4. Non-Binding Shareholder Proposal Regarding Special Shareholder Meetings

The votes cast for, against, abstentions, and broker non-votes for this non-binding proposal were as follows:

Aggregate Votes

For

Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

87,877,717

82,878,008

1,037,211

21,369,635


About Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)

Lincoln National Corporation is a holding company, which operates insurance and retirement businesses through subsidiary companies. The Company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation and retirement income products and solutions, through its business segments. It operates through four segments: Annuities segment, which offers fixed (including indexed) and variable annuities; Retirement Plan Services segment, which provides employers with retirement plan products and services; Life Insurance segment, which focuses in the creation and protection of wealth through life insurance products, and Group Protection, which offers principally group non-medical insurance products. These products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance, linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, and group life, disability and dental.

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