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Principal Launches U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF
[October 12, 2017]

Principal Launches U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF


Principal Financial Group® (NYSE: PFG) announced today the launch of the Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF (Ticker: USMC). USMC is a strategic beta Exchange Traded Fund, which tracks the largest U.S. companies in the Nasdaq U.S. Large Cap Index, offering investors a concentrated exposure to U.S. mega-cap equities with a tilt toward lower volatility stocks. The ETF will be managed by Principal Global Investors.

"Everyone likely has domestic large-cap equity exposure, USMC provides a more efficient way to get that exposure with potentially better risk adjusted returns," said Paul Kim, managing director of ETF Strategy with Principal Global Investors. "This launch reflects our commitment to meeting the current and future needs of our clients and to continuing to grow our ETF platform. We're focused on continuing to expand our suite of equity strategic beta funds, leveraging our expertise as an active manager."

With this new offering, Principal has launched nine ETFs since 2015 and plans to launch additional ETFs throughout the remainder of 2017. For more information on Principal's ETF offerings go to www.principalfunds.com/etf-funds.

About Principal®

Principal 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.


Carefully consider the Fund's objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact your financial professional, visit principalfunds.com or call Sales Support at 800-787-1621 for a prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information. Please read it carefully before investing.

Risks

Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Equity investments involve greater risk, including higher volatility, than fixed-income investments.

ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance. This Fund is new and has limited operating history. Investor shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Principal ETFs.
ALPS Distributors, Inc. and Principal Funds are not affiliated.

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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