Principal Financial Group Named to 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for the 13th Time

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DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Working Mother magazine today named the Principal
Financial Group
as one of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including
advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave.
The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working
Mother
and on workingmother.com.

“We are honored to be named to the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for
the 13th time,” said Beth Raymond, senior vice president and chief HR
officer at The Principal®. “Being a working parent can be a
juggling act. Helping working parents, and in particular, working
mothers through our benefit offerings, flexible work arrangements, and
time-off policies is built into our culture.”

Subha Barry, vice president, general manager, Working Mother Media,
says, “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working
Mother’s 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have
built initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the
vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American
families.”

“Thirty years is an important milestone and we are happy to honor it.
But we know, too, that the road ahead to truly supportive workplaces for
all employees remains long,” said Jennifer Owens, editorial director of
Working Mother Media. “Today, more than 2 million people work at a Best
Company but that’s a drop in the bucket when you consider that our
nation is home to 24 million working mothers—70 percent of moms with
kids under age 18 are employed.”

The complete list of Working Mother’s 2015 100 Best Companies can be
found here.

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®)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®,
the Principal Financial Group has $539.9 billion in assets under
management2 and serves some 20.1 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 www.principal.com.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com),
publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com.
The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri),
the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com)
and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com)
are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of
culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national
magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook,
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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, 2015.

Contacts

Principal Financial Group
Hillary Gebert, 515-246-4942
gebert.hillary@principal.com