December 19, 2013

Sun Life Financial U.S. Named A Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Employees for 6th Straight Year

Human Rights Campaign Gives Sun Life Top Rating in 2014 Corporate Equality Index

Wellesley, Mass (December 19, 2013) — 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 U.S. a top rating of 100 percent in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The designation places Sun Life Financial U.S. among 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 annual report on corporate equality is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.

“Sun Life Financial is proud to once again be recognized as strong advocates of diversity and inclusion by earning a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a rating we are proud to have maintained for the past six years,” said Wes Thompson, President of Sun Life Financial U.S. “As a leading employee benefits carrier, we are proud to have built a strong and balanced culture that maintains a productive atmosphere for our valued employees, and continue support programs that promote diversity and inclusion 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. 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, Critical Illness, Accident, and Stop-Loss insurance products. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. 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

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