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Betsy J. Bernard , , , Past President – AT&T

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2001.

Committees: Audit, Finance, Strategic Issues (Chair), and Executive

Public Directorships (current): Zimmer Biomet (member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee)

Former Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: SITO Mobile, Inc. (Lead Independent Director, member of Audit and Compensation Committees, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee)

Ms. Bernard was President of AT&T from October 2002 until December 2003 where she led more than 50,000 employees with AT&T Business, then a nearly $27 billion organization serving 4 million business customers. She was Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Consumer 2001-2002, which served about 40 million consumers and contributed $11.5 billion to AT&T's normalized revenue in 2002. She was head of the consumer and small business division as Executive Vice President–National Mass Markets at Qwest Communications from 2000-2001, and responsible for all retail markets at U S West as Executive Vice President–Retail from 1998-2000. Ms. Bernard was a 2015 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree.

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to leading and being responsible for financial management of AT&T, Ms. Bernard has executive level experience in brand management, marketing to individuals and small businesses, sales, customer care, operations, product management, electronic commerce, executive compensation, strategic planning, technology and mergers and acquisitions.

Education: Bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University, master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA from Stanford University in the Sloan Fellow Program.

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Jocelyn Carter-Miller , , , President – TechEd Ventures

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2001.

Committees: Finance (Chair), Nominating, and Governance

Public Directorships/Past 5 Years (all current): Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (Audit and Executive Committees, Chair of Corporate Governance Committee), Netgear, Inc. (Audit and Compensation Committees)

Ms. Carter-Miller has been President of TechEd Ventures since 2005, which specializes in the development and marketing of high performance educational and personal empowerment programming. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Office Depot, Inc. from February 2002 until March 2004, with responsibility for the company's marketing for its 846 superstores, contract, catalog and e-commerce businesses in the United States and Canada and operations in 15 other countries. Before joining Office Depot, she was Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Motorola, Inc. with overall responsibility for marketing across its $30 billion revenue base and diverse businesses. She also had general management responsibility while at Motorola for network operations in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Motorola, she was Vice President, Marketing and Product Development at Mattel, Inc. Ms. Carter-Miller was a 2013 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree, a Savoy Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, and 2017 Directors & Boards Director to Watch.

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to her marketing leadership background, Ms. Carter-Miller has executive level experience in brand management, advertising, sales, multinational companies, international operations, mergers and acquisitions, product development, project management, strategic planning, technology and leadership development and training. She is also a certified public accountant.

Education: B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.

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Michael T. Dan , , , Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – The Brink's Company

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2006.

Committees: Human Resources (Chair), Nominating, and Governance

Mr. Dan was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brink's Company, a global provider of secure transportation and cash management services, from 1999-2011. The Brink's Company had 70,000 employees worldwide, operations in over 100 countries and $3.8 billion in revenue in 2011. Prior to joining Brink's, Mr. Dan served as President of Armored Vehicle Builder, Inc.

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to leading and being responsible for financial management of Brink's, Mr. Dan has executive level experience in international operations, risk management, strategic planning, brand management, executive compensation, customer service, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Education: Studied business and accounting at Morton College in Cicero, Illinois, and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

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C. Daniel Gelatt , , , Ph.D., President of NMT Corporation

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2001.

Committees: Audit and Human Resources

Dr. Gelatt has been President of NMT Corporation since 1987. NMT is an industry leader in mobile mapping and workforce automation software and has been providing analog and digital imaging services to clients worldwide for more than 40 years. He was an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D., and was a research manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center before joining the Gelatt Companies in 1982. He is a director of TPI Holdings, Inc., nPoint Inc., Trust Point Inc., NMT Corporation and Elmwood Corporation and a Trustee of Viterbo University.

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to leading and having financial responsibility for NMT and other Gelatt privately owned companies, Dr. Gelatt has an extensive background in software and nonlinear optimization and executive level experience in product development, marketing, and strategic planning. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE.

Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin and MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Sandra L. Helton , , , Past Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2001.

Committees: Audit (Chair), Finance, and Executive

Former Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: Covance, Inc.; Lexmark International, Inc.; OptiNose, Inc.

Ms. Helton was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer–Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ("TDS"), a diversified telecommunications organization that includes United States Cellular Corporation, from 1998 through 2006. In her role, Ms. Helton had responsibility for the Finance, Information Technology, and other corporate functions. Prior to joining TDS, Ms. Helton spent 26 years with Corning Incorporated, where she held engineering, strategy and finance positions, including Senior Vice President and Treasurer from 1991-1997. She also served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Compaq Computer Corporation from 1997-1998.

Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Helton has global executive level experience in corporate strategy, finance, accounting and control, treasury, investments, information technology and other corporate administrative functions, as well as extensive corporate governance experience.

Education: B.S. in mathematics, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky, S.M. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School with double majors in Finance and Planning & Control.

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Roger C. Hochschild , , , President and Chief Operating Officer – Discover Financial Services

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2015.

Committees: Strategic Issues, Audit, and Human Resources

Mr. Hochschild has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Discover Financial Services since 2004. He served as the Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Morgan Stanley from 2001 to 2004, Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Financial Services from 1998 to 2001 and a Senior Executive Vice President of MBNA America Bank from 1994 to 1998. He has been a Director for Chicago Public Media since October of 2016.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Hochschild has executive level experience in asset and investment management, retail consumer services, executive compensation, financial services, marketing, mergers & acquisitions, product development, risk management, and strategic planning.

Education: Bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University, M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

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Daniel J. Houston , , , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – Principal Financial Group

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2014.

Committees: Executive

Former Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Houston has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Principal Life Insurance Company ("Principal Life") since 2016. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2015–May 2016. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 25, 2014–August 17, 2015. He joined Principal Life in 1984 and had several management positions, being named Senior Vice President in 2006 and President of Retirement and Income Solutions in 2008. He is a member of the boards of directors of the American Council of Life Insurers, Business Roundtable, Iowa Business Council, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Employee Benefits Research Institute, Iowa State University Business School Dean's Advisory Council, Partnership for a Healthier America, and Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Houston has operational expertise, global awareness, and deep talent leadership skills. During his career with the Company, he has worked in sales, managed numerous businesses, and helped lead the transformation of the Company to a global investment management leader. He has extensive operational experience, as well as expertise in risk management, executive compensation, marketing and sales, and mergers and acquisitions.

Education: Bachelor's of science degree from Iowa State University.

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Scott M. Mills , , , President, BET Networks

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2016.

Committees: Audit, Human Resources, and Strategic Issues

Mr. Mills has been Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Viacom, Inc. since 2015 and Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration since 2012. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Viacom's BET Networks unit, where he previously served as chief financial officer and president of Digital Media. He worked in investment banking and served as Deputy Treasurer for the City of Philadelphia before joining BET.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Mills has executive level experience in accounting and finance, asset and investment management, executive compensation, financial services, marketing, product development, strategic planning, and technology.

Education: Bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Diane C. Nordin , , , Former Partner, Wellington Management Company, LLP

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2017.

Committees: Audit, Human Resources, and Strategic Issues

Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: Fannie Mae (Audit and Executive Committees, Chair of the Compensation Committee).

Ms. Nordin was a partner of Wellington Management Company, LLP, a private asset management company, from December 1995–December 2011, and originally joined Wellington in 1991. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Nordin's responsibilities spanned product management, client relationship management and ultimately the oversight of Wellington's Fixed Income group where she presided over roughly 20 investment approaches and 130 investors globally. During her time at Wellington, Ms. Nordin served as Vice Chair of the Compensation Committee and Audit Chair of the Wellington Management Trust Company. Prior to joining Wellington, she worked at Fidelity Investments and Putnam Advisory. Ms. Nordin is a Director of Fannie Mae (since 2013) where she serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Compensation Committee. Also, she is a Director of Antares Capital, where she is Chair of the Compensation Committee (since 2016). She is a governor of the CFA Institute (2016–present) where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, a Trustee of Wheaton College (since 2010) where she chairs the Investment Committee, and Board member of the Appalachian Mountain Club where she chairs the Investment Committee (2012).

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to her extensive experience in the asset management business, Ms. Nordin has executive level experience in accounting and finance, executive compensation, financial services, international operations, product development, risk management, and strategic planning.

Education: Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College. Ms. Nordin is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Blair C. Pickerell , , , Retired Chairman, Asia - Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong, Ltd.

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2015.

Committees: Finance, Nominating and Governance, and Strategic Issues

Public Directorships/Past 5 Years (all current): Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Nomination and Remuneration Committees) (current).

Former Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: Dah Sing Financial Holdings Limited.

Mr. Pickerell served as Head of Asia of Nikko Asset Management from 2010-2014 and Chairman Asia from 2014–2015. From 2007–2010, he was CEO, Asia, at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He has also served as Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, of HSBC Asset Management and as Chairman of Jardine Fleming Funds.

Mr. Pickerell's current international service includes memberships on the Supervisory Committee for the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong; on the International Advisory Board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India; on the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong; and as member of the International Advisory Council of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong.

Skills and Qualifications: In addition to his extensive leadership record in the investment and asset management and financial services industries, Mr. Pickerell has executive level experience in the retail consumer, international, marketing, mergers & acquisitions, product development, and strategic planning. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Education: Bachelor's and M. A. degrees from Stanford University, MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Elizabeth E. Tallett , , , Past Principal – Hunter Partners, LLC; Independent Consultant

Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since 2001.

Committees: Human Resources, Nominating and Governance, and Executive

Public Directorships/Past 5 Years (all current): Meredith Corporation (Chair of Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees), Qiagen, N. V. (Audit and Chair of Compensation Committees), and Anthem, Inc. (Compensation and Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee)

Former Public Directorships/Past 5 Years: Coventry Health Care, Inc.

Ms. Tallett has been Lead Director since 2007.

Ms. Tallett was Principal of Hunter Partners, LLC, a management company for early to mid stage pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, from July 2002–February 2015. She continues to operate as a consultant to early stage pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. She has more than 30 years' experience in the biopharmaceutical and consumer industries. Ms. Tallett is Chair of the Finance Committee and Treasurer for Solebury School, PA (not for profit).

Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Tallett's senior management experience includes being President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcell Technologies, Inc., President of Centocor Pharmaceuticals, member of the Parke-Davis Executive Committee, and Director of Worldwide Strategic Planning for Warner-Lambert. In addition to her leadership and financial management in pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, she has executive level experience in multinational companies, international operations, economics, strategic planning, marketing, product development, technology, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Education: Bachelor's degree with honors in mathematics and economics from the University of Nottingham in England.

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