Sun Life Financial sponsors 2007 International Congress on Ethics

Event draws attention to importance of ethics in business environment

TORONTO, Feb. 2 2007 – Sun Life Financial Inc. today announced that it is the Official Sponsor of the 2007 International Congress on Ethics. The congress is an important global ethics event that reflects Sun Life’s values and commitment to ethical business behaviour. The Congress will be held in Gatineau, Quebec from February 5 to 7, 2007, and organizers expect attendance by more than 300 top business, government and academic representatives from around the world.

“We are delighted to sponsor the 2007 International Congress on Ethics. Operating ethically and with integrity, and being seen to do so, is critical for all businesses, and is particularly relevant for financial services organizations,” said Donald A. Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial. “We take our commitment to business ethics and strong governance very seriously, and we are pleased to help advance discussion of this important topic through this congress.”

As global business requires an ever-increasing degree of corporate integrity, Sun Life Financial has continued to develop its standards of business conduct to the highest levels. Most recently, it updated its Code of Business Conduct to promote optimal standards of ethical behaviour by employees at all levels within the company. A copy of Sun Life’s Code of Business Conduct is available at

In keeping with its mission, vision and values, Sun Life Financial has helped set the benchmark for corporate social responsibility. The company is focused on improving the well-being of the communities in which it operates and places a priority on giving in key areas including health, the arts and culture. Sun Life Financial has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world by Corporate Knights and Innovest, and has won top employer designations in key markets.

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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. 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 September 30, 2006, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management in excess of CDN$400 billion.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol SLF.