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Biography PhotoDavid H. Gunning

Mr. Gunning, 73, is the former Vice Chairman of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (an iron ore and coal mining company formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.), a position he held from 2001 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gunning served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital American Financial Corp. Mr. Gunning is also a lawyer and practiced law for many years as a corporate partner with Jones Day.

Mr. Gunning is a member of the Board of Directors of MFS Funds, Inc. (since 2004) and is the Chair of the Board of the Funds. Mr. Gunning served on the Boards of Directors of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from 2001 to 2007, Portman Mining Ltd. from 2005 to 2008, Southwest Gas Corporation from 2000 to 2004, and Development Alternatives, Inc. pre-1993 to May 2013.

Mr. Gunning brings to the Board chief executive officer and senior management experience with public companies, public company board experience and corporate legal skills. Additionally, Mr. Gunning's relatively long tenure as a Director provides the Board with a valuable perspective on Lincoln's challenges within its industry.

Director since 1987, Lead Director since April 2013