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Press release from CNW Group

Sun Life Financial declares quarterly dividends on Common and Preferred Shares payable in Q2 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sun Life Financial declares quarterly dividends on Common and Preferred Shares payable in Q2 201207:28 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012TORONTO, May 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.36 per common share, payable June 29, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 30, 2012. This is the same amount as paid in the previous quarter.The Board also announced that the following quarterly dividends on its Class A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares are payable on June 29, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 30, 2012:Series 1     $0.296875 per shareSeries 2     $0.30 per shareSeries 3     $0.278125 per shareSeries 4     $0.278125 per shareSeries 5     $0.28125 per shareSeries 6     $0.375 per shareSeries 8R     $0.271875 per shareSeries 10R     $0.24375 per shareSeries 12R     $0.26563 per shareDividends payable on June 29, 2012, to participants in the Canadian Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the "Plan") will be used to purchase common shares issued from treasury at a 2% discount to the volume weighted average market price determined in accordance with the Plan. This discount does not apply to common shares acquired by participants through the optional cash purchase feature of the Plan.Sun Life Financial Inc. has designated the dividends referred to above as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).About Sun Life FinancialSun 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, 2012, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $494 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.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: 416-979-4198 investor.relations@sunlife.com