Principal Named to Computerworld 2018 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 17 Consecutive Years

IDG’s Computerworld
announces Principal
Financial Group® as a 2018
Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that
challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and

Principal® ranks 29th among large companies on the
2018 Computerworld list. The list is compiled based on a
comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories
such as benefits, career development, training and retention.

“To respond to customers’ changing experience expectations and to
successfully execute against our broad digital business strategies, it’s
critical that world class IT talent continues to be attracted to
Principal,” said Gary Scholten, executive vice president, CIO and chief
digital officer at Principal. “Employees are looking for an inclusive
environment where collaboration and a startup-like mentality are the
norm, and that exactly aligns with the environment needed to pursue
digital business transformation.”

Principal was again named to Computerworld’s list because of the
exceptional development opportunities, close business/IT alignment,
outstanding benefits and a progressive work environment emphasizing
flexibility and achievement of meaningful work/life balance. This is the
17th consecutive year Principal® has made the list.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an already tight market for
tech talent get even tighter,” said Computerworld executive editor Ken
Mingis. “Computerworld’s 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates
that the companies that offer the best working environments aren’t
satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in
the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great
benefits, ready access to training, and the deployment of cutting-edge
technologies. They recognize that the top tech talent can easily move to
the organization that respects them best, and they are determined to be
that organization.”

About the Best Places to Work in ITThe Best Places to Work
in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for
technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled
based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in
categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention.
In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of lT workers, and
their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

Principal®Principal (Nasdaq: PFG)
helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance
their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset
management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate
about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their
goals – offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life
solutions to make financial progress possible. To find out more, visit
us at principal.com.

About ComputerworldComputerworld is the leading technology
media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them
create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today’s abundantly
powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also
offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and
helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with
new collaboration platforms. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com),
strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s
largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT
vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG
Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

Principal, Principal and symbol design and Principal Financial Group are
trademarks and service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a
member of the Principal Financial Group®.

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