Principal Financial Group, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Zimpleman to Speak at Citigroup Financial Services Conference


DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2009--Principal Financial Group, Inc.(NYSE: PFG) announces that Larry D. Zimpleman, President and Chief Executive Officer will present at the Citigroup Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:15 a.m. (EST) in New York. The presentation provides insight on the company's strategy to drive sustained growth and performance going forward.

Parties interested in listening to the presentation live may access the webcast on the Principal Financial Group Investor Relations website The webcast replay will be available for one week.

Presentation materials will be available on the website. The materials will be archived for one week.

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group(R) (The Principal (R))1 is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life and health insurance, and banking through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group has $287.4 billion in assets under management2 and serves some 19.0 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 "The Principal Financial Group(R)" and "The Principal(R)" are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

2 As of September 30, 2008.


    CONTACT: Principal Financial Group, Inc.
             Media Contact:
             Susan Houser, 515-248-2268
             Investor Contact:
             Tom Graf, 515-235-9500

    Source: Principal Financial Group, Inc.