Chinese Association of Iowa Honors the Principal Financial Group for Global Vision

Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:02pm EST

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The Principal receives International Business Leadership Award
DES MOINES, Iowa--(Business Wire)--
TheChinese Association of Iowa presented the Principal Financial Group® with the
International Business Leadership Award on Monday. The Principal® was recognized
for its vision, ambition, and leadership within the global marketplace.
The Chinese Consul General, Weiping Zhao, presents the International Business
Leadership Award to Larry Zimpleman, CEO of the Principal Financial Group.
(Photo credit: Joesten Zhou)

"The Principal Financial Group is known globally as an investment management and
retirement thought leader," said Swallow Yan, executive director of the Chinese
Association of Iowa. "The Principal has made tremendous efforts to develop
relationships with countries around the world, and they have helped create
business opportunities in the state of Iowa. We are proud to recognize them as a
true leader of international business in our state." 

The award was presented by the Chinese Consul General, Weiping Zhao, at the
Chinese Association of Iowa`s 25 Years of Contributions awards ceremony. The
celebration marks the 25th anniversary of the association being established in
Iowa, and Yan said he hopes it inspires the younger generation to continue
developing partnerships across the world. 

Larry Zimpleman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the
Principal accepted the award on behalf of the company, saying, "We are honored
to be recognized as a leader in international business, and we look forward to
continue building relationships throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe." 

About Chinese Association of Iowa
The Chinese Association of Iowa, founded in 1987 in Des Moines, is a
community-based, member-focused, and non-profit organization that represents the
business, economic and community development of Iowa's young, strong and
influential Chinese American community. It aims to promote cultural diversity
and enrichment in the local community. On Feb. 25, 2013, the Chinese Association
of Iowa hosted the 25th Anniversary Reception, Dinner and the 25-Year
Contribution Awards Ceremony to celebrate a quarter century of providing
cultural exchanges, educational opportunities, business development, and
community services, the Chinese Consul General Weiping Zhao from Chicago was the
keynote speaker at the event. For more information, please visit 

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 $403.0 billion in assets under management2 and serves some
18.3 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, or connect with us on Twitter at 

1 "The Principal Financial Group" and "The Principal" are registered service
marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial
2 As of Dec. 31, 2012

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