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Barrie Christman of the Principal Financial Group to Present to Women Presidents' Organization

April 21, 2009 (Des Moines, IA) — Barrie Christman, chairman of Principal Bank and vice president of Retirement and Investor Services at the Principal Financial Group®, will be a featured speaker at the Women Presidents' Organization, 2009 12th Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Christman will join two other speakers as part of a panel discussion, "What Do I Do with My Money Now? Sustaining Your Business and Personal Wealth."

In her presentation, "401(k)—Still a Path to Retirement?," Christman will help participants set realistic expectations about the recovery period for declines in market value incurred in 2008. She will also discuss strategies for clients and their employees as they look to transition from saving for retirement to income generation in retirement.

About the Women Presidents' Organization

The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. Members of the WPO take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to coax the "genius out of the group" and grow their businesses. For more information, visit

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®)[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 $247.0 billion in assets under management[2] and serves some 19.1 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


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