For Immediate Release 16 August 2012
IRISH STOCK EXCHANGE
Principal Life Global Funding II (the "Issuer")
Re: Election of Home Member State
The Issuer wishes to elect Ireland as its Home Member State for the purposes of the Transparency Directive.
Jo Ellen Watts
Principal Global Investors
711 High Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50392
This announcement has been issued through the Companies Announcement Service of
The Irish Stock Exchange.