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The Principal Financial Group Presents the 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference for America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

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To bring together growing business visionaries, Principal Financial Group(R) is sponsoring the Inc. 5000 Conference for the 13th consecutive year.

More than 1,500 small business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country will gather at the 33rd annual Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony October 15-17 in Phoenix, Arizona, to network and share best practices.

“Growing businesses are the backbone of our economy. For more than 40 years, The Principal(R) has supported the needs of business owners so their companies can continue to thrive and fuel the economy,” said Steve Whitty, vice president of corporate marketing at The Principal. “This conference and programs like The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security are ways we, along with Inc. magazine, celebrate these companies that are doing it right.”

During the conference, The Principal will showcase its new “Take Action” taxi cab videos and will invite attendees to hop into a “taxi” and have a conversation with a Principal expert about how to take action on their financial concerns. They’ll also host a book signing with Srikumar Rao, author of “Happiness at Work.”

The Inc. 5000 Conference is the leading forum of its kind. It offers an unprecedented line-up of business experts, learning sessions, networking opportunities, and a black-tie gala to recognize the current year’s Inc. 500|5000 honorees.

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About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial Group(R) (The Principal(R))1 is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500(R), the Principal Financial Group has $517.9 billion in assets under management2 and serves some 19.4 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Inc., the only major business magazine focused exclusively for CEOs of fast-growing, private companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. provides hands-on resources and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. The publication also looks beyond work to address the entrepreneurial lifestyle. The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 Conference, visit

1 “The Principal Financial Group” and “The Principal” are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

2 As of June 30, 2014.

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