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International Emerging Markets Fund (A) (PRIAX)






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Quick Facts


PRIAX
06/28/2005

12/06/2000
Diversified Emerging Markets
$1,874.93

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of emerging market companies at the time of each purchase. "Emerging market country" means any country which is considered to be an emerging country by the international financial community (including the MSCI Emerging Markets Index or Barclays Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Bond). It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund actively trades portfolio securities.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 02/28/2014
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 03/31/2014
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Out of 424 Diversified Emerging Markets Funds

StarRating

Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.


Total Returns



Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, Principal Management Corporation has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to Principal Management Corporation's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 03/31/2014
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 1.27 -2.84 -2.84 -7.06 -3.77 12.71 9.30 10.08
Including Sales Charge % -4.31 -8.19 -8.19 -12.19 -5.57 11.44 8.68 9.62
MSCI - Emerging Markets NDTR D Index % 3.07 -0.43 -0.43 -1.43 -2.86 14.48 10.11 ---
Diversified Emerging Markets Category % 2.20 -0.76 -0.76 -0.79 -2.27 14.32 9.39 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 92 67 73 50 ---
# of Funds in Category 761 745 745 621 424 317 156 ---
06/28/200512/06/2000
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.


Expenses

  as of 03/31/2014
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.82%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.78%
Waiver Date: 02/28/2015
Contractual Cap Date: 02/28/2015
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 5.50%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



Growth of $10,000

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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.

Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors



Portfolio Managers

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Mihail Dobrinov , CFA
Since 05/30/2007
M.B.A. , University of Iowa

Mohammed Zaidi
Since 12/06/2012
M.B.A. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)






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The full name of this investment option is Principal International Emerging Markets Fund (A).

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

MSCI - Emerging Markets NDTR D Index measures equity market performance in the global emerging markets. It consists of 26 emerging market countries in Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Basin.

Instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.

International and global investment options are subject to additional risk due to fluctuating exchange rates, foreign accounting and financial policies, and other economic and political environments.