TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE:
SLF) ("SLF", the "Company") today announced the appointment of Melissa
Kennedy as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel. Kennedy
replaces Tom Bogart, who is retiring from the Company at the end of
June. Kennedy, who will join Sun Life on June 16, will lead the
Company's enterprise legal, compliance and corporate secretarial
"Melissa has a strong and diverse background with experience in private
practice, regulatory and in-house roles at financial institutions. I am
pleased to welcome her to the Sun Life family and to our Executive
Team," said Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial.
Kennedy joins Sun Life from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, where
she most recently served as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and
Corporate Affairs. She began her career in private practice and has
also worked in the enforcement branch at the Ontario Securities
Commission and as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel for a
Canadian bank. Kennedy was named Canada's General Counsel of the Year
"Tom has been a trusted advisor to the Sun Life executive team and
Board, and has been instrumental in helping to shape and steer the
company through tremendous growth and change over the past 16 years,"
Connor said. "We thank him for his many contributions and wish him all
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 and its partners have operations in key 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. As of March 31, 2014 the Sun
Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
$671 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.
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