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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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September 12, 2014
12:07 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial, Macquarie Group join forces in CMBS market
Principal Real Estate Investors and Macquarie Group announced they are creating Principal Commercial Capital, a lending platform focused on originating and securitizing commercial mortgages in the commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, market. Principal Real Estate Investors and Macquarie will jointly manage the nationwide lending platform. Principal Real Estate Investors will source, underwrite, close and service loans. Macquarie will provide funding and capital markets expertise.

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