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The Principal Again Named Best Place to Work in Money Management

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The Principal Financial Group(R), a global investment management leader, again earned the top spot in its category in Pensions & Investments‘ annual survey of the Best Places to Work in Money Management. The survey, now in its third year, ranks firms based on their responses to employer and employee questionnaires.

“Being named a Best Place to Work in Money Management for the third year in a row is more than just an honor, it’s a signal that we have the right culture and values in place to allow our talented asset management professionals do their best work,” said Larry Zimpleman, chairman and CEO of The Principal(R). “We will continue to focus on keeping our culture and value system vibrant, rewarding and worthy of being called a Best Place to Work.”

The rankings appeared in the Dec. 8 issue of Pensions & Investments, a leading source of news, research and analysis for executives in the institutional investment market.

“Our employees are our greatest asset, so it’s rewarding to know their feedback has been essential to achieving this honor for the third year in a row,” said Jim McCaughan, president of global asset management at The Principal. “We have a very dedicated workforce and it’s gratifying to once again be recognized for their commitment and satisfaction.”

Pensions & Investments scored firms based on the results of two different surveys. The first was a brief survey completed by each firm that outlined benefits, pay and hiring practices. Employees completed the second survey, which included questions related to culture, compensation, career development and engagement.

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About Principal Global Investors
Principal Global Investors is a diversified asset management organization and a member of the Principal Financial Group(R), with expertise in equities, fixed income and real estate investments, as well as specialized overlay and advisory services. Principal Global Investors manages $326.9 billion in assets1 primarily for retirement plans and other institutional clients2.

About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial Group(R) (The Principal(R))3 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 $513.5 billion in assets under management4 and serves some 19.5 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

1 As of Sept. 30, 2014.

2 Principal Global Investors is the asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group (R) (The Principal (R)) and includes the asset management operations of the following subsidiaries of The Principal: Principal Global Investors, LLC; Principal Real Estate Investors, LLC; Principal Enterprise Capital, LLC; Liongate Capital Management LLP; Spectrum Asset Management, Inc.; Post Advisory Group, LLC; Columbus Circle Investors; Edge Asset Management, Inc.; Morley Financial Services Inc.; Finisterre Capital, LLP; Origin Asset Management, LLP; Principal Global Investors (Europe) Limited; Principal Global Investors (Singapore) Ltd.; Principal Global Investors (Australia) Ltd.; Principal Global Investors (Japan) Ltd.; Principal Global Investors (Hong Kong) Ltd.; CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd.; and the majority owned affiliates of Principal International, Inc. Assets under management includes assets managed by investment professionals of Principal Global Investors under dual employee arrangements with other subsidiaries of The Principal and assets managed in accordance with investment advice provided by Principal Global Investors through the delivery of a model.

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

4 As of Sept. 30, 2014.

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