Sun Life Financial donates $100,000 to help people affected by flooding in Alberta

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The company's donation will help the Red Cross with flood relief efforts

TORONTO , June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is making a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in southern Alberta, where tens of thousands were evacuated during the worst flooding to hit the region in decades.

Sun Life Financial has many clients, employees and advisors living in the areas impacted by the floods. "We want to express our sympathy and support for residents whose lives have been severely affected by these devastating floods," said Kevin Dougherty , President, Sun Life Financial Canada. "We are donating $100,000 to the Red Cross to help assist with much needed disaster recovery efforts."

Sun Life Financial's donation will be used to meet the critical needs of affected residents who have been hard hit by evacuations, power outages and water shortages. It will help support the Red Cross in their efforts to meet basic needs by providing food, clothing, cots, blankets, hygiene kits and emergency shelters. 

Sun Life Financial offices in the impacted areas will remain closed today. The City of Calgary has announced that the downtown will remain shut down until at least the middle of the week while disaster recovery efforts continue.

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 . As of March 31, 2013 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $571 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 the ticker symbol SLF.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Inc.

Contact:

Media Relations Contact:
Frank Switzer
Vice-President
Corporate Communications
Tel: 416-979-4086
frank.switzer@sunlife.com

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