Richard H. Booth and Jon A. Boscia elected to the Sun Life Financial Board of Directors

TORONTO, May 18 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is pleased to announce that Richard H. Booth and Jon A. Boscia were elected to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders held this morning.

Mr. Booth is Vice-Chairman of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a global risk management and reinsurance specialist and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Mr. Booth was Chairman of HSB Group, Inc., a specialty insurer and reinsurer, from 2000 to 2009 and President and Chief Executive Officer of HSB Group from 2000 to 2007. In 2008 and 2009 he was also Vice-Chairman, Transition Planning and Chief Administration Officer of HSB's parent company, American International Group. Mr. Booth has held progressively senior positions in the insurance industry throughout his career. Mr. Booth is a director of WorldBusiness Capital Inc. and an advisor to Century Capital LLC. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered life underwriter, a chartered financial consultant and a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and its Steering committee.

Mr. Boscia is founder of Boardroom Advisors, LLC, a board governance consultancy firm. From October 2008 to December 2010, he was President, Sun Life Financial. Prior to 2008, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln National Corporation, an international financial services organization. During his 25 years with Lincoln National Corporation, Mr. Boscia held several senior positions, including Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer and President of Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Mr. Boscia has served on the boards of various Sun Life Financial subsidiaries in the U.S., U.K., and Asia. Mr. Boscia is a trustee of Temple University.

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 March 31, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $469 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.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

For further information:

Media Relations Contact:             Investor Relations Contact:
               
Frank Switzer             Phil Malek
Vice-President             Vice-President
Corporate Communications             Investor Relations
Tel: 416-979-4086             Tel: 416-979-4198
frank.switzer@sunlife.com             investor.relations@sunlife.com


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