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Registration No. 33-59474


U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

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POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 121 TO

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
under
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
and
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
under
THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
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PRINCIPAL FUNDS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in Charter)

The Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa 50392
(Address of principal executive offices)

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Telephone Number (515) 235-9154

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Copy to:
 
Jennifer A. Mills
 
JOHN W. BLOUCH, Esq.
The Principal Financial Group
 
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Des Moines, Iowa 50392
 
1500 K Street, N.W.
 
 
Washington, DC 20005-1209

(Name and address of agent for service)
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It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)
__XX_    immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485
_____    on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485
_____    60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485
____     on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485
_____    75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485
_____    on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:)
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This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE
This filing relates only to the Series in the Registrant’s Class A, Class C, and Class P; Class J; and Classes Institutional, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, and R-5 shares prospectuses dated December 28, 2012, and is filed for the purpose of submitting interactive data files.






SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized in the City of Des Moines and State of Iowa, on the 17th day of January, 2013.
 
 
Principal Funds, Inc.
   (Registrant)

/s/ N. M. Everett
_____________________________________
N. M. Everett
Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
Attest:

/s/ Beth Wilson
______________________________________
Beth Wilson
Vice President and Secretary
 





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
Signature
Title
Date
 
 
 
/s/ N. M. Everett
__________________________
N. M. Everett
Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
January 17, 2013
 
/s/ L. A. Rasmussen
__________________________
L. A. Rasmussen
 
 
Vice President, Controller and
Chief Financial Office
(Principal Financial Officer and Controller)
January 17, 2013
 
/s/ M. J. Beer
__________________________
M. J. Beer
Executive Vice President and Director
January 17, 2013
 
(E. Ballantine)*
__________________________
E. Ballantine
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(L. T. Barnes)*
__________________________
L. T. Barnes
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(K. Blake)*
__________________________
K. Blake
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(C. Damos)*
__________________________
C. Damos
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(M. A. Grimmett)*
__________________________
M. A. Grimmett
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(F. S. Hirsch)*
__________________________
F. S. Hirsch
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(T. Huang)*
__________________________
T. Huang
Director
January 17, 2013
 
(W. C. Kimball)*
__________________________
W. C. Kimball
Director
January 17, 2013
 





Signature
Title
Date

(D. Pavelich)*
__________________________
D. Pavelich

Director

January 17, 2013
 


/s/ M. J. Beer
_______________________________
M. J. Beer
Executive Vice President and Director

* Pursuant to Power of Attorney
   Previously Filed




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