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Asset Allocation Portfolios & Funds

The Principal Strategic Asset Management (SAM) Portfolios and Principal LifeTime Funds leverage our expertise in asset allocation to offer a comprehensive approach to investing. Our strategies incorporate a wide range of asset classes and investment styles in a "fund of funds" structure. We advocate broad diversification, including exposure to international and small/mid-cap stocks, as well as broad market fixed income including income-oriented real estate investments and high yield and preferred securities.

Choose from our line-up of five target-risk SAM Portfolios to fit your clients' individual investment goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. Or use our Principal LifeTime Funds for a turn-key product based on a client's anticipated retirement date. Each group of funds offers a simple way to obtain highly diversified, actively managed investments in a single convenient product.

Asset allocation/diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.

The target date is the approximate date that the investor plans to start withdrawing their money. The funds automatically become more conservative as retirement approaches. Over time, the funds shift from focusing on asset accumulation to generating a high level of current income as investors near their target retirement dates. The principal value of an investment in the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

For important information regarding the glide path used with the Principal LifeTime Funds, please refer to the prospectus.

SAM Portfolios (Target-Risk) Principal LifeTime Funds (Target-Date)
SAM Flexible Income Portfolio Principal LifeTime 2010 Fund
SAM Conservative Balanced Portfolio Principal LifeTime 2020 Fund
SAM Balanced Portfolio Principal LifeTime 2030 Fund
SAM Conservative Growth Portfolio Principal LifeTime 2040 Fund
SAM Strategic Growth Portfolio Principal LifeTime 2050 Fund
Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Fund

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To obtain a prospectus, download online or call Customer Service at 1.800.222.5852

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A mutual fund's share price and investment return will vary with market conditions, and the principal value of an investment when you sell your shares may be more or less than the original cost.

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