MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial's Quebec President, Isabelle Hudon, is pleased to announce the creation of the new position of Senior Vice-President, Group Business, Quebec, and the appointment of Robert Dumas to this role. "As we seek to provide unmatched service and expertise to Quebec businesses, we are especially proud to create this new Senior Vice-President position in Montreal. A highly-regarded talent with close to 30 years of experience and a deep understanding of the needs and expectations of Quebec businesses is what Robert Dumas brings to Sun Life Financial. We are excited that these tremendous strengths will now be benefiting our Quebec clients," said Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec. A recognized retirement expert, Mr. Dumas will lead teams and direct strategies in the Group Retirement Services and Group Benefits areas of the company in Quebec. He joins Sun Life Financial's Quebec leadership team after a notable career with Mercer, where as Senior Partner Group Member he managed and developed the Retirement, Risk and Finance practice for Canada and Latin America. In the past, he also coordinated their Canada-wide market development activities. Robert Dumas holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from Laval University and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. About Sun Life Financial A leading international financial services organization, Sun Life Financial has been working to bring financial security to Quebecers since 1865. The company's 1600 employees and 700 advisors support business relationships with 1.5 million Quebec clients, within communities right across the province. 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 June 30, 2012, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of CDN$496 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 ticker symbol "SLF". SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.