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Christman of Principal Bank a Featured Speaker at American Bankers Association Annual Convention

October 14, 2010 (Des Moines, Iowa) - Barrie G. Christman, chair of Principal Bank®, will be a featured speaker at the American Bankers Association Annual Convention, Oct. 17-20 in Boston.

Christman is one of three bank executives participating in a panel discussion on the future of the banking industry. Discussion topics include the impact of new legislation, lessons learned from the financial crisis and emerging risks and opportunities. The panel will be moderated by former television journalist Charles Gibson.

Christman is vice president and incoming president of the Federal Reserve Board’s Thrift Institutions Advisory Council, which examines developments relating to thrift institutions, the housing industry, mortgage finance and regulatory issues.

Christman joined the Principal Financial Group® in 2001 as president and CEO of Principal Bank and has worked in the banking industry for more than 35 years.

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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 $284.7 billion in assets under management[2] and serves some 18.9 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.


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