November 15, 2012

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

Human Rights Campaign Gives Sun Life Top Rating in 2013 Corporate Equality Index

Wellesley, Mass (November 15, 2012) — The U.S. business group of 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 percent in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index. The designation puts Sun Life Financial in the organization’s U.S. list of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The Human Rights Campaign’s 11th annual report on corporate equality provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.

Wes Thompson, President, Sun Life Financial U.S., made the following statement:
“Sun Life Financial is honored to achieve a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a rating we are proud to have maintained for the past five years. As a leading financial services organization, we are strong advocates of diversity and inclusion, and believe this recognition underscores our commitment to maintaining a productive and balanced workplace for our valued employees. It’s a top priority for Sun Life to support programs that promote diversity in all areas 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. In the United States, Sun Life Financial provides a range of products and services to employers and their employees, including group and voluntary life, disability, dental and stop-loss insurance products. These products are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in all states except New York. In New York, these products are issued by Sun Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. For more information please visit Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Media contacts
Tim Stone, Sun Life Financial, 781-366-5376,
Keith Gainsboro, elevate, 617-895-7905,


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