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Sun Life Financial Appoints Two Vice Presidents in Employee Benefits Group

The U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF; TSX: SLF) today announced that its Employee Benefits Group has appointed Christopher J. Quinn to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Drew J. Niziak to Executive Vice President and Director of Sales.

Mr. Quinn will be responsible for driving the broader group benefits business strategy for the Employee Benefits Group by positioning the sales organization for increased productivity and efficiency, and analyzing market intelligence and insights in support of its product and service activities. Mr. Quinn joined Sun Life in 2003 and was most recently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Financial Distributors, Inc. Mr. Quinn holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Niziak will oversee all sales activities related to the Employee Benefits Group, including managing the seven group sales regions consisting of 34 group offices and over 175 sales representatives. He also will be responsible for key broker and strategic partnership programs. Mr. Niziak joined Sun Life in 1993 and was most recently Vice President, Distribution. Mr. Niziak holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“These appointments reflect our commitment to create more external focus across the entire business,” said Michael E. Shunney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Employee Benefits Group. “Both Chris and Drew bring extensive marketplace experience and leadership to their new, expanded roles, assuring that we have the robust organization necessary to continue our aggressive growth.”

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 Sept. 30, 2008, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of US $365.6 billion. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol SLF. Visit Sun Life Financial’s website at

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