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Your Source for NQDC Market Information

As a leader in the nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) market, we know NQDC plans are effective for plan sponsors and participants alike — and we've done the homework to prove it. Browse the information below to understand the value in helping employers meet organizational goals while helping key employees address their financial needs.

2012 Trends in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

2012 Trends in NQ Deferred CompKey employee recruitment and retention lead the list of reasons employers are offering NQDC plans. Research from The Principal® also shows that contributions into these plans by plan participants are steadily increasing. See what else plan sponsors and participants have to say about the current role and value of NQDC plans.

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Key Employees Principal Well-Being Index Research

Well being index A recent Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM survey found that key employees want to feel prepared for retirement - and they're doing something about it. We have outlined those top findings so that key employees can see how they compare to others.

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Get an Edge from our Experience and Expertise

As a leading provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans[1], The Principal® consults with financial professionals and plan sponsors on their plans. Working with a partner that designs and services all types of plans – large and small, new and existing – means you benefit from our experience and understanding of the trends within the market. We even provide an initial plan review of existing plans at no cost to you.

Read our leadership flyer to learn more about the level of service and expertise you can expect when you work with a nonqualified deferred compensation plan leader.

Based on total number of NQDC plans, PLANSPONSOR Deferred Compensation Plan Buyer's Guide, December 2013.

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Talk to your financial professional about whether you’re getting the most value out of your current deferred compensation plan. Or, submit a request for one of our top affiliated financial professionals in your area to contact you.

Insurance issued and plan administrative services provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Securities offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-247-1737, member SIPC. Principal Life and Princor are members of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392.
Fast Facts

- 79% of plan sponsors   use the same   recordkeeper for their   NQDC and qualified plans
- Nearly 3 in 5 plan   sponsors are concerned   about key employees   having enough retirement   income
- Only 35% of plan   participants are "very   confident" in their   retirement readiness

Research Findings
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