April 13, 2016

Sun Life Financial U.S. appoints Stan Celich as Leader, National Accounts Distribution for its group benefits business

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WELLESLEY, MA – (April 13, 2016) – Sun Life Financial U.S., the sixth-largest group benefits business in the United States,1 today announced that it has hired Stan Celich as Leader, National Accounts Distribution. Stan will be responsible for delivering Sun Life’s broad portfolio of group benefits to employers with more than 2,000 employees, strengthening relationships with the benefits brokers and consultants who serve them, and advancing Sun Life’s competitive position in the large case market.

He will lead Sun Life’s U.S. National Accounts sales team, which specializes in meeting the distinct benefits needs of larger companies, and will also oversee strategic distribution alliances. The creation of this role reflects Sun Life’s continued investments in solutions for larger employers, including dedicated sales and service resources, comprehensive disability and absence management capabilities as expressed at the Sun Life Center for Healthy Work, and advanced tools in data analytics, enrollment, administration and reporting.

In addition, Stan’s appointment reinforces Sun Life’s disciplined approach for each market segment. His position complements the Head of Field Sales role assumed by Marc Warrington following the recent acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits, which specializes in small- and mid-size accounts.

“Adding Stan to our sales leadership team advances our goals to excel in serving U.S. employers of all sizes and to be a carrier of choice for benefits brokers and consultants,” said Kevin Krzeminski, Senior Vice President, U.S. Distribution, Sun Life Financial U.S. “Stan’s understanding of the complexities involved with customizing and supporting benefits plans for large businesses coupled with Sun Life’s comprehensive mix of products and ongoing investment in National Accounts will help multiply our success in this important market segment.”

Stan’s 20 years of industry experience includes leading sales for large companies across a broad geographic territory, managing and developing distribution teams, and forging strong broker relationships. He most recently served as Vice President, Central Region for Liberty Mutual Insurance with a focus on group life, disability and absence management products, and also gained sales and sales management experience at MetLife.

Stan is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a board member of the Municipal Authority of Robinson Township in Pittsburgh, PA and has served as Chairman of the Robinson Township Civil Service Board.

1 Sun Life Financial’s U.S. group benefits business is the sixth-largest group benefits carrier (excluding group healthcare) in the U.S. based on pro forma combined revenue from an internal analysis of publicly available information.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. 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

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium, and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life’s broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary and Worksite, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit

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Amanda Gallo
Sun Life Financial
T. 781-446-1264