Sun Life Financial announces virtual share/policy holders meeting on May 6

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada has announced that its Annual Meeting of shareholders and its Annual Meeting of voting policyholders will proceed as scheduled on May 5, 2020 (May 6, 2020, Philippine time). However, it will be facilitated in a virtual meeting setup, logically due to the ongoing precautionary measures being observed globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sun Life Financial Inc. also announced that its 2019 Annual Report and its Notice of Annual Meeting and Management Information Circular can now be accessed online.

“At Sun Life, we’re in the business of helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives,” Sun Life Financial said in a statement it released. “We have been actively monitoring Covid-19 developments and the directives provided by Government officials and public health authorities.”

“The health and well-being of our employees, clients, investors, and communities is our top priority. Sun Life is doing its part to help contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. 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 opportunity to attend the meeting online in real-time regardless of their location, submit questions and vote on a number of important matters.”

The company reiterated that “shareholders, voting policyholders, investors or members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person.”

The virtual Annual Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Toronto time on May 5 (5 a.m. May 6 Manila time) by live webcast at using the password sunlife2020. Shareholders are advised to refer to the 2020 Management Information Circular for instructions on how to participate in the webcast. Voting policyholders can check out the Voting Policyholders’ Booklet and their proxy form/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, May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. Toronto time (5 a.m. May 2 Manila time). Voting policyholders are asked to return their proxies no later than 5 p.m. Toronto time on April 28, 2020 (5 a.m. April 29, Manila time).

For inquiries contact the Philippine office at (02) 5318 8567.