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Sun Life Financial Names Terry Mullen Senior Vice President, U.S. Distribution

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sun Life Financial Names Terry Mullen Senior Vice President, U.S. Distribution

10:00 EDT Monday, May 06, 2013

WELLESLEY, Mass. (Business Wire) -- The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today announced that Terry Mullen has been named Senior Vice President, U.S. Distribution. As head of distribution, Terry will be responsible for aligning and developing the sales organization across all employee benefits lines of business in the U.S. He will oversee the group, voluntary, and stop-loss distribution teams, as well as internal sales and relationship management. Terry will continue to report to Wes Thompson, President, Sun Life Financial U.S.

“Terry has deep distribution expertise with more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the financial services industry and a strong track record for driving growth,” said Thompson. “He brings valuable insights and knowledge to execute our distinctive distribution model and lead our highly regarded sales professionals.”

Prior to this appointment, Terry was Senior Vice President, Sun Life Financial International, overseeing Sun Life Financial's Bermuda international high net worth insurance and investment business, as well as the leadership of relationship management for global distributors. He joined Sun Life in 2008 as President, Sun Life Financial Distributors, and was responsible for all aspects of distribution for U.S. annuities and individual life insurance products and services. Prior to joining Sun Life, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., the wholesaling distribution organization for Lincoln Financial Group, which offers a broad range of products.

“Terry, along with a seasoned distribution management team in the group insurance market, represents a powerful combination of talent that will position Sun Life Financial as a leader in the U.S. employee benefits market,” added Thompson.

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. In the United States and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. In the United States, Sun Life Financial provides a range of products and services to employers and their employees, including Group and Voluntary Life, Disability, Dental, and Stop-Loss insurance products.

These products are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in all states except New York. In New York, these products are issued by Sun Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE), and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.

SLPC 24916, approved 5/13 (exp. 5/18)

Sun Life Financial
Tim Stone, 781-366-5376
tim.stone@sunlife.com

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