Lifetime Variable Select from TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company

Small-Cap Equity

The fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from equity securities of smaller domestic companies.

Unit value as of 04/22/2014 : $81.3588
Total return year-to-date as of 04/22/2014 : 0.42%
Expense charge 1 : 1.17%
Net invested assets as of 03/31/2014 : $16.36 million
Inception date : 10/28/2002
Investment class : U.S. Equity
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 04/22/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 03/31/2014
  Unit
Values
Net
Change
YTD
Return
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Small-Cap Equity $81.3588 + 0.83% 0.42% 25.66% 12.04% 23.56% 7.68% 11.48%
Russell 2000® Index 2 -- + 1.16% -0.34% -- -- -- -- --

The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.

The risks that the fund is subject to include market risk, company risk, small-cap risk, quantitative analysis risk, and active management risk.

For a detailed discussion of risk, please consult the prospectus.

1.
Includes both separate account and fund level charges. A portion of the separate account charges has been waived. The maximum total annual expense charge without the waiver is 1.57%. TIAA-CREF Life will provide at least three months notice before it raises these charges.
2.
The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which represents approximately 8% of the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index. As of the latest reconstitution, the average market capitalization was approximately $530 million; the median market capitalization was approximately $410 million. The largest company in the index had an approximate market capitalization of $1.4 billion. The Russell 2000 Index and Russell 3000 Index are registered trademarks of the Frank Russell Company. Our accounts are not promoted or sponsored by or affiliated with Frank Russell Company. You cannot invest directly in this index.

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