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January 25, 2012

Sun Life Financial again named as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

TORONTO, ON (January 25, 2012) – Sun Life Financial is proud to be the only North American insurance company named among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for 2012.

“Sun Life is one of six Canadian companies across all industry sectors to be named on this list,” says Dean Connor, Chief Executive Officer. “This ranking is a testament to our commitment to proactively manage sustainability issues in our business.”

“As a company that develops and provides long term financial products, we make promises that will last decades into the future. Few activities are as intrinsically sustainable or socially responsible as helping people protect their families and achieve lifetime financial security,” Connor adds.

Sun Life’s position as the only North American insurance company on the Global 100 also affirms to clients that we focus on the issues that matter most to them. “Being sustainable is emerging as a competitive differentiator; many clients want to do business with a company that aligns with their values. This means keeping Sun Life financially strong, with effective governance and innovations that create a bright future,” says Connor.

The Global 100 list was announced today by Corporate Knights magazine at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This year, Corporate Knights revised their ranking methodology and required greater disclosure to demonstrate companies’ sustainability performance. This is the sixth year that Sun Life has achieved this ranking.

Other recognition

In addition to its Global 100 ranking, Sun Life Financial is the only life insurer listed on the Corporate Knights’ 2011 50 Best Corporate Citizens of Canada and is the “Most Trusted Life Insurance Company” in Canada, according to the 2011 Reader's Digest Trusted Brand consumer survey. We are also listed on the FTSE4Good Index.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $459 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.


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