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2013 Capital Gains Distributions are now available

The following are the final capital gains distribution amounts for calendar year 2013. Capital gains distributions shown are per share amounts and are the same for each class of shares offered. Capital gains are not inclusive of ordinary income distributions and may be subject to state and federal taxation.

The capital gains were distributed to shareholders on December 18, 2013.

Fund Short-Term Capital Gain
(per share)
Long-Term Capital Gain
(per share)
Blue Chip Fund 0.0015 0.0003
Diversified Real Asset Fund 0.0723 0.0382
Global Multi-Strategy Fund 0.0373 0.0468
Global Real Estate Securities Fund 0.1655 0.1130
High Yield Fund 0.0515 0.1129
High Yield Fund I 0.0666 0.1416
Inflation Protection Fund 0.0188 0.1388
International Equity Index Fund (non-retail) 0.0467 1.4883
LargeCap Blend Fund II (non-retail) 0.0002 3.3889
LargeCap Growth Fund 0.0000 1.2075
LargeCap Growth Fund I 0.0525 0.7208
LargeCap Growth Fund II (non-retail) 0.0000 0.8531
LargeCap Value Fund 0.3030 0.8666
MidCap Fund1 0.0672 0.3575
MidCap Growth Fund (non-retail) 1.1182 0.7482
MidCap Growth Fund III (non-retail) 0.7872 1.6799
MidCap S&P 400 Index Fund (non-retail) 0.0874 0.5134
MidCap Value Fund I (non-retail) 1.5730 2.5645
MidCap Value Fund III (non-retail) 0.1372 0.3962
Overseas Fund (non-retail) 0.0983 0.4540
Preferred Securities Fund 0.0000 0.2745
Principal Capital Appreciation Fund 0.0000 1.1451
Principal LifeTime 2015 Fund (non-retail) 0.0424 0.3303
Principal LifeTime 2020 Fund 0.0000 0.1474
Principal LifeTime 2025 Fund (non-retail) 0.0551 0.3807
Principal LifeTime 2030 Fund 0.0000 0.1916
Principal LifeTime 2035 Fund (non-retail) 0.0650 0.3544
Principal LifeTime 2040 Fund 0.0000 0.3665
Principal LifeTime 2045 Fund (non-retail) 0.0677 0.3270
Principal LifeTime 2050 Fund 0.0000 0.4105
Principal LifeTime 2055 Fund (non-retail) 0.0800 0.2627
Principal LifeTime 2060 Fund (non-retail) 0.0207 0.0000
Real Estate Securities Fund 0.0037 2.9045
SAM Balanced Portfolio 0.0000 0.2512
SAM Conservative Balanced Portfolio 0.0011 0.2281
SAM Conservative Growth Portfolio 0.0000 0.1505
SAM Flexible Income Portfolio 0.0013 0.1867
SAM Strategic Growth Portfolio 0.0000 0.1442
Short-Term Income Fund 0.0000 0.0066
SmallCap Blend Fund 0.1267 1.4373
SmallCap Growth Fund I (non-retail) 0.2288 1.3098
SmallCap Growth Fund II (non-retail) 0.2002 1.2781
SmallCap S&P 600 Index Fund (non-retail) 0.0004 0.5998
SmallCap Value Fund II (non-retail) 0.0000 0.8816
Small-MidCap Dividend Income Fund 0.0140 0.2471

1Effective June 14, 2013, the Principal MidCap Fund closed to certain new investors. Please see the prospectus for more complete information.

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