Principal Financial Group ® Announces New Direction in Compliance and Investor Relations

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Main financial group® today announced two new executive hires in the areas of compliance and investor relations.

Noreen Fierro joins Principal as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, effective February 21, overseeing all regulatory compliance operations for the global enterprise. Fierro previously served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Guardian Life (2016-2021), where she was co-executive sponsor of Guardian’s Women’s Leadership Network and was an advisory member of the Inclusion and Safety Council. diversity of their business. Prior to Guardian, she held various senior compliance roles at Prudential (2006-2016), including Chief Compliance Officer for Pension Solutions and Employee Benefits. Most recently, she served as Chief Compliance Officer for BetMGM. Fierro joins the company following Betsy Happe’s decision to retire on March 31.

“In addition to being a strong cultural fit, Noreen brings extensive compliance leadership experience and a collaborative approach to her role,” said Chris Littlefield, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. “I am delighted to welcome her to Principal and would like to thank Betsy for her leadership and contribution to the success of our company during her 23 year career with Principal.

Humphrey Lee had been named Vice President, Head of Investor Relations for Principal, starting February 28. In this role, Lee will be responsible for guiding the company’s investor relations strategy, providing analysts, investors and ratings agencies with up-to-date information and insight into the company’s strategic direction through… quarterly earnings calls and regular updates. Lee joins as a director of Dowling & Partners (2014-2022) where he was a partner and head of life insurance and retirement services research. In this role, he was the lead analyst for 15 US and Canadian life insurance and pension companies. He brings his experience to this role, particularly in valuation, financial modeling and the assessment of key industry data and trends, as well as advising and supporting institutional investors. Lee takes the job from John Egan, who was recently appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Principal International.

“Humphrey comes to Principal with a seasoned understanding of our business and the industry,” said Deanna Strable, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Principal. “Humphrey’s insights and expertise will bring value to all of our stakeholders, and I’m happy to welcome him to Principal.

About Principal Financial Group®

Main financial group® (Nasdaq: PFG) is a global financial company with 18,500 employees1 passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for over 140 years, we help over 51 million customers1 plan, insure, invest and retire, while working to support the communities where we operate, improve our planet and build a diverse and inclusive workforce. Main® is proud to be recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies2member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and in the Top 10 »Best Workplaces in Money Management3.” Learn more about Principal and our commitment to sustainability, inclusion and purpose at

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2 Ethisphere Institute, 2021

3 Pensions and investments, 2020

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