The Search is on for America's 10 Best Companies

Enter The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security

Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Principal Financial Group® seeks small to medium-sized companies that excel in giving their employees financial security during the 12th annual search for The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

The program showcases the top 10 growing companies (with five-1000 employees) for their commitment to their employees' total financial security. Winning companies receive national recognition and the ability to use this honor in their marketing and recruiting efforts. An independent panel of experts selects the winners.

"As we kick off the 12th year of this important recognition program, we have the chance to spotlight 10 new companies that recognize an investment in their employees boosts their own bottom line," says Luke Vandermillen, vice president, The Principal®. "Principal 10 Best Companies are role models and provide inspiration for other growing businesses that want to become an employer of choice. These companies stand out not only for their commitment to their employees but also for their innovation in creating a workplace culture that fosters total employee financial security."

A new shorter, simpler entry form allows companies to quickly complete the information needed to enter. The Principal encourages financial professionals to work with clients to enter as a way to recognize and celebrate their overall employee financial security.

How to enter

  • Entering is simple and free by visiting:
  • Companies do not need to be clients of The Principal.
  • Deadline for entries is Aug. 30, 2013.
  • Winners will be announced in the fall of 2013.

About The Principal 10 Best Companies Program

The Principal 10 Best Companies is a national program that recognizes small- and medium-sized companies that excel at giving their employees a financial edge. Entries for the 2013 recognition will be accepted through August 30, 2013. For more information or to enter, visit

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About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group(The Principal®)[1] is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and amember of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $450.6 billion in assets under management[2] and serves some 19.8 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

[1] "The Principal Financial Group" and "The Principal" are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

[2] As of June 30, 2013.