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Principal Financial Group's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Principal Financial Group (PFG)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 03, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

John Egan - Vice President of Investor Relations

Larry Donald Zimpleman - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of Executive Committee, Chairman of Principal Life, Chief Executive Officer of the Principal Life and President of Principal Life

Terrance J. Lillis - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President

Daniel J. Houston - President of Retirement, Insurance & Financial Services

Norman R. Sorensen - Chairman of Principal International Inc

Analysts

Randy Binner - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Edward A. Spehar - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

A. Mark Finkelstein - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Suneet Kamath - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Steven D. Schwartz - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Christopher Giovanni - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Principal Financial Group Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to John Egan, Vice President of Investor Relations.

John Egan

Thank you and good morning. Welcome to the Principal Financial Group's Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings Conference Call. As always, our earnings release, financial supplement and additional investment portfolio detail are available on our website at www.principal.com/investor. Slides related to today's call are also on the website.

Following a reading of the Safe Harbor provision, CEO Larry Zimpleman; and CFO Terry Lillis will deliver some prepared remarks. Then we will open up the call for questions. Others available for the Q&A are Dan Houston, Retirement and Investor Services and U.S. Insurance Solutions; Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors; Norman Sorensen and Luis Valdez, Principal International; and Julia Lawler, Chief Investment Officer.

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