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

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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 compensation.

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 IT
The 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.

About Principal®
Principal (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 Computerworld
Computerworld 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.

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