Sun Life Financial Inc.

Sun Life Financial Inc.

January 05, 2005 11:36 ET

Sun Life Financial along with its employees and advisors hopes to raise $1 million for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts


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FOR: SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC.

TSX, NYSE SYMBOL: SLF

JANUARY 5, 2005 - 11:36 ET

Sun Life Financial along with its employees and
advisors hopes to raise $1 million for earthquake and
tsunami relief efforts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2005) - Sun Life Financial Inc.
(TSX:SLF) (NYSE:SLF) has established a special campaign to support South
Asia tsunami relief efforts, contributing $500,000 to be used to match
donations from employees and members of the Clarica sales force in
support of the cause. This fund is in addition to the $100,000 Sun Life
Financial is donating to the Canadian Red Cross South Asia Earthquake
and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Donald A. Stewart, Sun Life Financial's Chief Executive Officer, said,
"We've set up this special campaign in response to employees and
advisors who have expressed a desire to help those who have been
affected. Our goal is to increase the impact of this support for the
relief effort by matching their donations."

Through the campaign, Sun Life Financial will match donations its
employees in Canada and the U.S. and members of the Clarica sales force
make to a number of organizations working to provide relief in areas
affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Sun Life Financial conducts business in India and Indonesia, two
countries heavily impacted by the disaster. However, the company is not
aware of any death or injuries to its employees or employees of its
joint venture partners and hasn't experienced any significant business
interruption.

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and
protection products and services to individuals and corporate customers.
Tracing its roots back to 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners
today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the
United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol SLF.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Sun Life Financial Inc.
    Media Relations Contact: Susan Jantzi
    Manager, Media Relations
    519-888-3160
    susan.jantzi@sunlife.com
    or
    Sun Life Financial Inc.
    Investor Relations Contact: Tom Reid
    Vice-President, Investor Relations
    416-204-8163
    investor.relations@sunlife.com