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October 8, 2012
16:02 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial to acquire Cuprum
Principal Financial Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AFP Cuprum. The agreement requires Empresas Penta S.A. and Inversiones Banpenta Limitada to sell their 63 percent ownership in Cuprum pursuant to a public tender offer that will also include the remaining 37 percent of publicly traded shares. This action, combined with its current business in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, will give The Principal® an even larger presence in faster growing emerging markets. Based on current exchange rates, the purchase price for 100 percent of the company is approximately USD$1.51B subject to adjustments for pre-closing dividends. Pending Chilean regulatory approval and the fulfillment of other conditions, the transaction is expected to close in first quarter 2013 and be immediately accretive to EPS and ROE.
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November 24, 2015
11:51 EDTPFGLaw firm says judge approves settlement with Principal Financial
Law firm Bailey & Glasser announced that a U.S. District Judge granted final approval to a settlement negotiated with Principal Financial, which it says had been accused of violating its fiduciary obligations by charging excessive administrative fees to employees investing their retirement plans in Principal funds in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The settlement involves a payout of $3M into a settlement fund and an agreement by Principal to redyce such fees going forward by at least $8.1M.

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