Key Developments: Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG)

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Principal Financial Group Inc announces new authorization of share repurchase program
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 04:01pm EST 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Announced that its board of directors has approved an authorization for the repurchase of up to $150 million worth of the company's outstanding common stock.Repurchases will be made in the open market or through privately-negotiated transactions, from time to time, depending on market conditions.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc announces preferred dividend
Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 04:15pm EST 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares a cash dividend of $1.39075 per share on its 5.563 pct Series A non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock and a cash dividend of $0.407375 per share on its 6.518 pct Series B non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.Payable on March 30, 2015, to preferred stockholders of record as of March 12, 2015.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc announces common stock dividend increase
Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 04:01pm EST 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares first quarter 2015 dividend of $0.36 per share of common stock, a 6 percent increase over the fourth quarter 2014 dividend.Payable on March 27, to shareholders of record as of March 9.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc names Houston president & COO
Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 09:00am EST 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Elected Daniel J. Houston president and chief operating officer effective immediately.Houston will oversee all global businesses including Principal Global Investors, Principal International, Retirement and Investor Services, and U.S. Insurance Solutions.In addition, Houston was elected to board of directors.Larry D. Zimpleman continues as chairman and chief executive officer.  Full Article

The Principal Financial Group to acquire AXA's Hong Kong pension business
Friday, 7 Nov 2014 01:00am EST 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Announces that it will acquire AXA's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) and Occupational Retirement Schemes Ordinance (ORSO) pension business in Hong Kong for about $335 million.Says Principal and AXA will also enter into an exclusive 15-year distribution agreement to provide pension products through AXA's agency network in Hong Kong.Says transaction is expected to close third quarter 2015.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group announces preferred dividend
Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 04:10pm EDT 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares a cash dividend of $1.39075 per share on its 5.563% Series A non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock and a cash dividend of $0.407375 per share on its 6.518% Series B non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.Payable on Dec. 30 to preferred stockholders of record as of Dec. 11.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc announces common stock dividend
Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 04:01pm EDT 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares fourth quarter 2014 dividend of $0.34 per share of common stock.Payable on Dec. 26, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 8.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc declares cash dividend
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 04:10pm EDT 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares cash dividend of $1.39075 per share on its 5.563 pct Series A non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock and a cash dividend of $0.407375 per share on its 6.518 pct Series B non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.Payable on Sept. 30, 2014, to preferred stockholders of record as of Sept. 11.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc announces common stock dividend increase
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 04:00pm EDT 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declares a quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share.Payable on Sept. 26, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 8.  Full Article

Principal Financial Group Inc announces preferred dividend
Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 04:15pm EDT 

Principal Financial Group Inc:Declared a cash dividend of $1.39075 per share on its 5.563 Pct Series A non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock and a cash dividend of $0.407375 per share on its 6.518 Pct Series B non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.Payable on June 30, to preferred stockholders of record as of June 12.  Full Article

Fitch Affirms Principal Financial Group's IDR at 'A'; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, April 13 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Principal Financial Group, Inc.'s (PFG) long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A'. Fitch has also affirmed the 'AA-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of PFG's U.S. operating subsidiaries. The Rating Outlook is Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS Today's ratings affirmations reflect PFG's strong capitalization and stable, balanced operating profitability, partially offset by abov

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