Sun Life increases Common Share dividend and declares dividends on Preferred Shares

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Sun Life increases Common Share dividend and declares dividends on Preferred Shares

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Sun Life Financial Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) today announced an increase of 5% or 2.5 cents per share to the dividend to be paid on the Company's common shares, rising to $0.55 per common share, payable  December 31, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 27, 2019.  

The Board also announced that the following dividends have been declared on the Company's Class A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, payable on December 31, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 27, 2019:

Series 1

$0.296875 per share

Series 2

$0.30 per share

Series 3

$0.278125 per share

Series 4

$0.278125 per share

Series 5

$0.28125 per share

Series 8R

$0.142188 per share

Series 9QR

$0.192066 per share

Series 10R

$0.177625 per share

Series 11QR

$0.239956 per share

Series 12R

$0.237875 per share

 

Common shares of the Company acquired under the Company's Canadian Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the "Plan") will be purchased by the Plan agent on the open market through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange and through the facilities of other Canadian stock exchanges and alternative Canadian trading platforms.

Sun Life Financial Inc. has designated the dividends referred to above as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

About Sun Life
Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of 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 September 30, 2019, Sun Life had total assets under management of $1,063 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

Media Relations Contact:
Noah Zatzman
Manager, Media & PR
Corporate Communications
T. 416-526-4208
[email protected]

Investor Relations Contact:
Leigh Chalmers
Senior Vice-President, Head of Investor
Relations & Capital Management
T. 647-256-8201
[email protected]

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SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

Copyright CNW Group 2019

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