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March 28, 2018

Sun Life Global Investments and Excel Funds announce Excel China Fund risk-rating change

TORONTO, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. ("Sun Life Global Investments") and Excel Funds Management Inc. ("Excel") today announced the risk-rating change for the Excel China Fund. Effective immediately, the risk-rating for Excel China Fund ("the fund") has changed from "Medium to High" to "High".

This change is the result of a review that was conducted as part of Sun Life Global Investments' ongoing fund review process. During the review, it was identified that the fund's risk-rating should be classified at a higher risk level. The investment objectives and strategies of the fund remain unchanged.

Sun Life Global Investments reviews the risk rating of funds at least once a year, as well as when a fund undergoes a material change.

About Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Sun Life Global Investments is a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial Inc. It offers Canadians a diverse lineup of mutual funds and innovative portfolio solutions, empowering them to pursue their financial goals at every life stage. We bring together the strength of one of Canada's most trusted names in financial services with some of the best asset managers from around the world to deliver a truly global investment platform. Sun Life Global Investments manages $21 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors from coast to coast and is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies. For more information, visit www.sunlifeglobalinvestments.com or connect with us on Twitter @SLGI_Canada.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial Inc. is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial 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 December 31, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $975 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.

About Excel Funds Management Inc. 
Founded in 1998, Excel Funds Management Inc. is an investment fund manager offering actively-managed core and specialty investment solutions to retail investors, including access to the largest suite of emerging markets investments in Canada. Excel Funds' strategic alignment with active, on-the-ground sub-advisors who work in collaboration with its in-house managers, enhances the depth and breadth of its portfolio management team. Excel Funds has access to a global network of over 700 portfolio managers and 200 research analysts, who provide firsthand knowledge of the markets in which they invest. For more information, please visit www.excelfunds.com.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Media Relations Contact:
Derek Kirk
Manager, Media & PR
Corporate Communications
T. 416-432-2996
derek.kirk@sunlife.com

SOURCE Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

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