About the annual meetings and voting
The Annual Meeting of common shareholders of Sun Life Financial Inc. and the Annual Meeting of the policyholders and the sole shareholder of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada are held concurrently.
Sun Life Financial Inc.
At the annual meeting, shareholders receive a report on Sun Life Financial’s financial and operating results from the prior year and vote on the election of directors, the appointment of the auditor, and other shareholder matters. As a shareholder, you have one vote for each share you own.
Holders of a share certificate receive an Annual Report, Notice of Meeting, Management Information Circular and a form of proxy.
If you hold your shares in a share ownership account, you will receive annual meeting materials if you’ve elected to receive them. Contact the transfer agent, CST Trust Company, to request the annual meeting materials.
If you have a share certificate or share ownership statement, refer to the back of your form of proxy and consult the Management Information Circular for voting instructions. You can vote in person at the annual meeting, or vote by proxy. If you want to attend the meeting and vote your shares in person, do not complete or return the form of proxy. You may also appoint another person to vote on your behalf. Complete the form of proxy and return it to our transfer agent by the date specified. You may also vote by telephone or the Internet.
If you are a non-registered shareholder and a broker, clearing agency, financial institution, trustee or custodian or other intermediary (your nominee) holds your shares for you in a nominee account, carefully follow the instructions on the voting instruction form or proxy form your nominee provided.
If you want to attend the meeting and vote in person, appoint yourself as proxyholder by printing your name in the space provided on the form. Then follow your nominee’s instructions for returning the form.
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
At the annual meeting, voting policyholders receive a report of Sun Life Assurance’s financial results from the prior year and vote on the election of directors, the appointment of the auditor, and other policyholder matters. As a voting policyholder, you have one vote regardless of the number of policies you own.
Eligible voting policyholders who elected to receive the annual meeting materials, receive the Information for Voting Policyholders booklet which includes the Company's financial results, the Notice of Meeting and a form of proxy.
Voting policyholders should refer to the back of the form of proxy and consult the Information for Voting Policyholders booklet for voting instructions. You can vote in person at the annual meeting, or vote by proxy. You may also appoint another person to vote on your behalf. Complete the form of proxy and return to our transfer agent by the date specified.