Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada announcement

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun 
Life") and Sun Life Financial Trust Inc. ("Sun Life Trust") are issuing this 
announcement under the early warning system in respect of their holdings in 
Canadian Tire Corporation (the "Corporation") under the Corporation's deferred 
profit sharing plan (the "Plan"). Effective November 23, 2007, Sun Life was 
engaged to make available to the Plan a group annuity policy and was directed 
to create and continues to make available a segregated fund with Sun Life 
consisting of Common Shares and Class A Non-Voting Shares of the Corporation 
(the "CTC Share Fund"). In connection with the CTC Share Fund, Sun Life holds 
as legal and beneficial owner, and Sun Life Trust, which effective the date 
hereof became the trustee of the Plan, holds as trustee and group annuity 
policyholder, 419,280 Common Shares of the Corporation representing 
approximately 12.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares, and 1,005,855 
Class A Non-Voting Shares of the Corporation, representing 1.29% of the issued 
and outstanding Class A Non-Voting Shares. 
Neither Sun Life nor Sun Life Trust has any economic interest in those Common 
Shares or Class A Non-Voting Shares, as they are held in the CTC Share Fund 
for the sole benefit of the Plan and its participants. Further, each has 
agreed since the inception of their involvement with the Plan not to 
independently exercise any rights of control or direction over those shares, 
and to act solely upon direction with respect to voting rights and solely in 
response to participant directions in connection with purchases and sales of 
such shares. In addition to the Common Shares and Class A Non-Voting Shares of 
the Corporation held in the CTC Share Fund, Sun Life holds an 1,420,608 Class 
A Non-Voting Shares of the Corporation for the benefit of another Sun Life 
segregated fund for which it also takes investment directions from plan 
participants, such that its combined holdings represent 3.11% of the Class A 
Non-Voting Shares of the Corporation in the aggregate. 
Sun Life (with a head office address of 150 King Street West, Toronto, 
Ontario, M5H 1J9) and Sun Life Trust (with a head office address of 227 King 
Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4C5) are each an "eligible institutional 
investor" as defined in National Instrument 61-103 The Early Warning System 
and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues, and each intends to 
file the alternative monthly reports contemplated by Part 4 of that 
Instrument. There are no joint actors involved with Sun Life and Sun Life 
Trust in connection with their roles in relation to the Plan. 
About 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, Vietnam and Bermuda. As of 
September 30, 2012, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets 
under management of $515 billion. For more information please visit 
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: Frank Switzer Vice-President Corporate 
Communications Tel: 416-979-4086   
SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Inc. 
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CO: Sun Life Financial Inc.
ST: Ontario
-0- Dec/14/2012 22:36 GMT
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