Sun Life Financial donates $50,000 to aid in Philippine landslide relief efforts

Toronto, ON (February 21, 2006) – Sun Life Financial Inc. today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid the relief and rebuilding efforts following the landslide in the Philippines.

Donald A. Stewart, Sun Life Financial’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are saddened by the tragedy in the village of Guinsaugon, and financial support is urgently needed to facilitate the recovery from the landslide.”

“On behalf of all those who will benefit from this generous donation, the Canadian Red Cross is extremely grateful to Sun Life Financial for initiating corporate Canada’s response,” said Dr. Pierre Duplessis, Secretary-General of the Canadian Red Cross. “We are working together with the local Red Cross staff and volunteers to ensure that the money donated by Canadians is used to provide the best immediate relief and long-term recovery possible.”

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. For more information visit