Sun Life Financial celebrates York Central Financial Centre Grand Opening

New financial office in Markham will meet region's diverse needs

MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial today celebrated the Grand Opening of the York Central Financial Centre in Markham, its 93rd financial centre in Canada, located at 110 Copper Creek Drive, just south of Highway 407 at 9th Line.

Dean Connor, President, Sun Life Financial Canada; His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham; and Jack Heath, Deputy Mayor of Markham, were on hand to celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the centre.

"We are excited to be opening this new location in the York region," said Connor. "It's growing very quickly into a highly diverse and dynamic community, so it's important residents can access expert financial advice, right in their own backyard."

"We are pleased to continue serving the diverse region of York," said Ping Mah, York Central Financial Centre Manager. "With a strong team of dedicated financial advisors and certified financial planners, we are enthusiastic about enhancing our service."

Situated in Markham, the Financial Centre will serve the growing financial needs of the region of York Central. The new location offers Sun Life Financial insurance and investment products, in addition to financial planning and advisory services from over 40 Sun Life Financial advisors, including a Long Term Care Insurance specialist. The new centre is wheelchair accessible, and to recognize the growing diversity in the area, services are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Hungarian, Italian, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, and Nepali. The public can reach the Centre at 905-294-4030 or visit www.sunlife.ca - Find an advisor to locate an advisor. Financial Centre hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sun Life Financial Centres

Sun Life Financial has over 90 Financial Centres operating in 850 communities across Canada. The Sun Life sales force is comprised of 3,500 advisors and managers, the largest exclusive life, health and wealth distribution channel in the country.

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 September 30, 2009, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $412 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.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media Relations Contact: Paul Moser, Media & Public Relations, Sun Life Financial Canada, (519) 888-3900 ext. 4041, paul.moser@sunlife.com


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