To leverage its leadership strength

Sun Life Financial has appointed several senior executives to leverage its leadership strength more broadly across the company. The appointments are effective from January 1, 2010.

Donald Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial, said: Leveraging our leadership capabilities across our operations is a core part of Sun Life’s enterprise strategy, said Donald A. Stewart, Chief Executive Officer. These appointments will expand the line of sight these senior leaders have across our diverse operations and further deepen our management bench strength.

Jon Boscia, president of Sun Life Financial, assumes the responsibility for SLF Asia and SLF UK, in addition to his current enterprise responsibilities for marketing and for the investments function that oversees the management of the company’s invested assets. He will also retain oversight for SLF US and SLF Bermuda, and will continue to report to Donald Stewart.

Dean Connor, currently president of Sun Life Financial Canada, becomes chief operating officer of Sun Life Financial. He assumes responsibility for MFS Investment Management, Enterprise Services, and Human Resources. He also retains oversight for SLF Canada and SLF Reinsurance. He will continue to report to Donald Stewart. He joined the company in 2006 and has significant executive and international industry experience at Sun Life and from previous top leadership positions at Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Kevin Dougherty is appointed president of SLF Canada, assuming the operating responsibility for SLF Canada and SLF Reinsurance. He will report to Dean Connor. He also retains his current role as president of Sun Life Global Investments (SLGI), including responsibility for Sun Life’s International Investment centre and

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Westley Thompson, president of Sun Life Financial US, assumes the responsibility for all aspects of the company’s US operations, excluding MFS. He will continue to report to Jon Boscia. This broadens his existing role that currently consists of responsibility for the Company’s three insurance business lines and certain functional activities. He has a strong background in building insurance businesses, and since joining Sun Life in 2008 has been instrumental in setting the renewed strategic direction for SLF US.