December 08, 2011

Sun Life Financial: A Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees.

Human Rights Campaign Gives Sun Life Financial Top Rating in 2012 Corporate Equality Index

Wellesley, MA (December 8th, 2011) — Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today announced that the Human Rights Campaign has issued Sun Life Financial a top rating, of 100%, in the  2012 Corporate Equality Index. The designation puts Sun Life Financial in the Human Rights Campaigns U.S. list of "Best Places to Work" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The 10th annual Corporate Equality Index analyzes the policies and practices of large U.S. employers toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Wes Thompson, President, Sun Life Financial U.S., made the following statement:

“Sun Life Financial is honored to achieve a perfect rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row. As advocates of diversity and inclusion, we believe this recognition underscores our commitment to maintaining a healthy, productive workplace environment. We’re extremely proud of our rating and will continue to focus on programs that promote equality and diversity in all aspects of our business.”


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. In the United States and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. As of September 30, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of US$437 billion.  Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. For more information, please visit

Media contacts

Alexi Maravel, Sun Life Financial, 781-446-1624,
Keith Gainsboro, elevate, 857-234-1481,

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