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Tax-Exempt Bond Fund (A) (PTEAX)






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Total Returns



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Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2019
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 0.20 -0.58 8.43 9.53 5.41 3.75 4.72 5.31
Including Sales Charge % -3.56 -4.27 4.43 5.45 4.09 2.96 4.33 5.20
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index % 0.25 -0.38 7.21 8.49 5.02 3.57 4.34 ---
Muni National Intermediate Category % 0.15 -0.48 6.56 7.61 4.23 2.91 3.70 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 4 9 11 6 ---
# of Funds in Category 297 295 282 278 237 215 149 ---
01/03/1977
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.

Calendar Year Total Returns
20182017201620152014
Excluding Sales Charge % 0.43 6.42 -0.82 3.84 12.01
Including Sales Charge % -3.30 2.38 -4.55 -0.07 7.80
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index % 1.28 5.45 0.25 3.30 9.05
Muni National Intermediate Category % + 0.78 4.61 -0.20 2.50 6.77
Morningstar Percentile Rankings**,+ 79 9 82 7 23
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# of Funds in Category+ 297 289 288 327 311
+ Data displayed is the most current information available.
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.

Expenses

  as of 11/30/2019
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 0.85%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.85%
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 3.75%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%

Distribution History

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Income dividends are paid monthly.
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The full name of this investment option is Principal Tax-Exempt Bond Fund (A).

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Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index represents the long-term, investment-grade tax-exempt bond market.

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. A portion of the Fund's income may be subject to state and/or local taxes, and it may be subject to federal alternative minimum tax (AMT) for certain investors.