Washington, D.C. 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report:  January 16, 2013

(Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


                                                                           Delaware                          1-16725                                42-1520346

                                                           (State or other jurisdiction        (Commission file number)            (I.R.S. Employer

                                                                     of incorporation)                                                               Identification Number)



711 High Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50392

(Address of principal executive offices)


(515) 247-5111

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Item 7.01        Regulation FD Disclosure

This report is filed quarterly to disclose assets under management (“AUM”) by asset manager, prior to the availability of Principal Financial Group, Inc.'s (the "Company") quarterly earnings release. The amounts presented herein will be consistent with the format of AUM by asset manager and presented again in such format within the Company's financial supplement for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 when that document is posted to the Company's investor relations web site on or about January 31, 2013. AUM may include assets managed directly and pursuant to dual employment agreements among affiliated companies.  

As of December 31, 2012, the assets under management by asset manager were $263.2  billion for Principal Global Investors and $66.9 billion for Principal International.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


                                                                                                                PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.




                                                                                                                By:          /s/ John Egan                                     

                                                                                                                Name:  John Egan

                                        Title:    Vice President – Investor Relations




Date:   January 16, 2013