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Sun Life Financial Names Andrew Darfoor Senior Vice President, SLF International (Bermuda)

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today announced the appointment of Andrew Darfoor as Senior Vice President, SLF International (Bermuda), responsible for the company’s Bermuda operations and relationship management activities for SLF International global distributors. Andrew reports to Wes Thompson, President, Sun Life Financial U.S. SLF International markets U.S.-dollar-denominated insurance and investment products designed specifically for high-net-worth investors residing outside of the United States, Canada, or Bermuda.

“Andrew brings a strong financial services background and a proven track record of strategic business growth,” said Thompson. “He has built highly successful international operations through a focus on global expansion, profitability, customer service, and deep distribution relationships.”

Prior to this appointment, Andrew held a number of senior leadership roles at Old Mutual PLC, a global international provider of investment and protection solutions. Most recently he was President and CEO of Old Mutual (Bermuda) Ltd., which provides insurance and investment solutions designed to meet the financial needs of international investors. In that role, Andrew oversaw all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, investments, HR, finance, actuarial, and operations. Andrew has also held international management positions focused on strategy and business development at Credit Suisse AG, UBS AG, and Ernst & Young LLP.

“SLF International provides a strong valuable proposition for our global customers, and Andrew has the experience and expertise to help us shape and execute our growth strategy,” 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. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE), and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. As of June 30, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of C$591 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

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.

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