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

  Chinese Association of Iowa Honors the Principal Financial Group for Global

        The Principal receives International Business Leadership Award

Business Wire

DES MOINES, Iowa -- February 26, 2013

The  Chinese 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

The Chinese Consul General, Weiping Zhao, presents the International Business
Leadership Award to La ...

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 management^2 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 Group.
^2 As of Dec. 31, 2012

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