PLANSPONSOR, a leading national
retirement industry magazine, has recognized Principal Financial Group Inc. as
one of the top 20 leaders in the retirement plan industry of the past 20
years. Principal, which provides services to more than 43,000 retirement
plans covering nearly 4.3 million participants, was recognized for its
"dedication to ensuring that small retirement plans get large plan
service." PLANSPONSOR presented the award on March 27 at the 2013
Awards for Excellence ceremony in New York City.