William D. Anderson is elected to the Sun Life Financial Board of Directors

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX/NYSE: SLF) is pleased to announce that William D. Anderson was elected to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Common Shareholders held this morning.

Mr. Anderson is an experienced Corporate Director with a background in corporate finance, telecommunications, and public accounting. He is Chairman of MDS Inc. and also serves on the boards of Gildan Activewear Inc. and TransAlta Corporation. Mr. Anderson was President of BCE Ventures, the strategic investment unit of the global telecommunications company BCE Inc., until he retired in December 2005. He held senior positions including Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada. Mr. Anderson is a chartered accountant and spent 17 years of his career with the public accounting firm KPMG, where he was a partner for 11 years.

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, 2010, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $435 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: For further information: Media Relations Contact: Frank Switzer, Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Tel: (416) 979-4086, frank.switzer@sunlife.com; Investor Relations Contact: Phil Malek, Vice-President, Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 204-8163, investor.relations@sunlife.com

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