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Delaware Investments Renews Online Advice Agreement, Makes Morningstar® ClearFutureSM Available to Large Plan Sponsor Client

CHICAGO, May 09, 2002 – Delaware Investments, a leading provider of defined contribution-plan solutions, has renewed its agreement with Morningstar Associates, LLC, and will continue offering the Morningstar® ClearFutureSM online investment-advice service to its plan-sponsor clients for the next three years. In addition, the ClearFuture service was recently made available to 3,000 employees of Day & Zimmermann, a client of Delaware Investments.

"Delaware Investments was one of our first ClearFuture clients, and we are extremely gratified to renew our relationship with them," said John Rekenthaler, president of Morningstar's online-advice business. "While the initial sales decision hinges on the quality of the advice offering, the decision to renew rests largely on the success of the implementation and the level of service provided. Delaware Investments' choice is a testament to the work of our implementation team, as well as our ongoing efforts to enhance the capabilities of ClearFuture."

"The decision to renew our agreement was easy to make," said Dan Carlson, vice president of Delaware Investments. "The investment analysis Morningstar provides is very well respected in the industry and has helped them become recognized as the 'investors' advocate.' ClearFuture helps support our focus to continually provide accessible and consistent services to plan participants. In fact, we recently worked closely with Morningstar to integrate the online financial-advice service with our recordkeeping and WebAccess Internet service."

Day & Zimmermann, based in Philadelphia, is a global provider of reliable managed services such as staffing, maintenance and modification, and security and is ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes.The ClearFutureSM  investment education, research, and advice modules are helping Day & Zimmermann provide consistent advice to its geographically diverse employee base.

Morningstar® ClearFutureSM is the online-advice solution for many leading investment firms, including T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton Investments, MassMutual, INVESCO, MFS Investment Management, Federated Investors, and Invesmart. The service is currently available through more than 19,000 corporate retirement plans throughout the United States.

ClearFuture offers sophisticated research, education, investment guidance, and advice to all levels of investors. It is fully integrated with Morningstar's proprietary stock and mutual fund databases. This integration allows ClearFuture to provide asset-allocation suggestions or specific investment advice that takes into consideration all of an individual's retirement assets. ClearFuture creates diversified, optimal portfolios using the best investment options available in the participant's company-sponsored retirement plan(s).

About Morningstar, LLC
The Morningstar® ClearFutureSM retirement-advice program is provided by Morningstar Associates, LLC, a registered investment advisor and a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago-based Morningstar Inc., a global investment-research firm. Morningstar Inc.'s extensive line of Internet, software, and print services offers news, data, and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and variable annuities. Neither Morningstar Inc., nor Morningstar Associates, LLC, owns and operates, or holds any interest in investment products. The financial data and methodology used in ClearFuture are proprietary to Morningstar Inc., and/or Morningstar Associates, LLC. Although the data are gathered from reliable sources, neither Morningstar Inc. nor Morningstar Associates, LLC, guarantees their accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.

About Delaware Investments
Delaware Investments is one of the oldest and largest investment management firms in the United States and has been servicing defined contribution plans since 1974. A wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation, Delaware Investments provides investment products and services to individual investors through a broad line of mutual funds, retirement plans and other investment products; and to institutional investors, primarily private and public pension funds, foundations, endowment funds, banks and insurance companies. Delaware Investments had approximately $84 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2001.

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