Sun Life Financial to hold annual shareholders' meeting in virtual-only format

SUN Life Financial Inc. (SLF) recently announced that its annual meeting of shareholders and the annual meeting of voting policyholders of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, will be held in a virtual-only format.

The company also announced that its 2019 Annual Report and its Notice of Annual Meeting and Management Information Circular are now available.

Virtual annual meetings of shareholders and voting policyholders

Sun Life is in the business of helping its clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives.

It has been actively monitoring Covid-19 developments and the directives provided by government officials and public health authorities. The health and wellbeing of its employees, clients, investors and communities is its top priority.

Sun Life is doing its part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. In line with the latest directives and guidance from public health authorities and the provincial and federal governments, this year's annual meetings will be held as a live webcast only.

Shareholders and voting policyholders will have the opportun ty to attend the meeting online in real time regardless of their location, submit questions and vote on a number of important matters.

Shareholders, voting policyholders, investors or members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person.

Sun Life's virtual Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. (Toronto time) by live webcast at using the password "sunlife2020."

For detailed instructions on how to join the webcast and vote at the virtual meeting, shareholders should refer to the 2020 Management Information Circular and voting policyholders should refer to the Information for Voting Policyholders' Booklet and their proxy form or voting instruction form.

Shareholders and voting policyholders are encouraged to vote in advance by one of the methods described in the 2020 Management Information Circular or Information for Voting Policyholders' Booklet, as applicable.

Registered shareholders are asked to return their completed proxies or exercise their vote by the voting deadline, Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. (Toronto time). Voting policyholders are asked to return their proxies no later than 5 p.m. (Toronto time) on April 28, 2020.

For any questions, call its transfer agent, AST Trust Company (Canada) at the following numbers: Canada and the United States: 1-877-224-1760; United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man: + 44 (0) 345-602-1587; Philippines: 632-5318-8567 (Metro Manila) 1-800-1-888-2422 (Provinces); Hong Kong: 852-2862-8555; Other countries: 416-682-3865.

Meeting materials

The meeting materials for Sun Life Financial Inc. have been filed with the Canadian securities regulators and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Distribution to shareholders began on March 26 and they can also be accessed electronically on: Sedar at; EDGAR at; Transfer agent's website at; Sun Life's website at and

Shareholders may obtain printed copies of the audited annual financial statements free of charge by contacting the company through its website. The 2019 Annual Report includes the company's management's discussion and analysis, consolidated financial statements, earnings by business group and other company information.

The meeting materials for Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada can be accessed electronically on: Transfer agent's website at; Sun Life's website at and

2019 Sustainability Report

The company's 2019 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement were also released on March 26 and can be accessed at

The report highlights Sun Life's achievements and efforts to create a more sustainable world while delivering for clients, employees and communities. In addition, it outlines Sun Life's new sustainability plan, which focuses on three key areas where Sun Life has the greatest opportunity to drive meaningful change: increasing financial security, fostering healthier lives and advancing sustainable investing. This is underlined by Sun Life's continued commitment to be a trusted and responsible business. (Sponsored Content)


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