The Principal in Des Moines today
Employees in downtown Des Moines are located in eight buildings. The largest building, 801 Grand, has 44 stories and is Iowa's tallest commercial building.
The Principal goes public
On October 23, 2001 the Principal Financial Group® began trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Barry Griswell, chairman, president and CEO, rang The Opening BellSM.
125th anniversary celebration at The Principal
On July 8, 2004, employees gathered in downtown Des Moines, Iowa to celebrate the company's 125th anniversary by watching the ringing of The Closing Bellsm of the NYSE.
"The Principal Reason to Celebrate"
The 125th anniversary commemorative poster was released in August 2004.
July is Principal Financial Group Month in Iowa
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack declared July 2004 as Principal Financial Group Month in honor of the company's 125th anniversary.