Intelligent Variable Annuity from TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company

Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth VIP Fund

Seeks long-term capital growth. The Portfolio normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in investments of small capitalization and mid capitalization companies and normally invests predominately in equity securities.

Unit value as of 05/27/2016 : $36.56
Total return year-to-date as of 05/27/2016 : 0.07%
Expense charge 1 : 1.40%
Inception date : 02/05/2008
Investment class : U.S. Equity
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 03/15/2016
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 02/29/2016
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth VIP Fund $34.31 -1.15% -6.09% -17.00% 6.27% 5.08% -- 6.06%
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 2 -- -0.71% -2.67% -- -- -- -- --

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 this fund is subject to include market risk, smaller and midsize companies risk, focus risk, growth style investing risk, and management risk.

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

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 1.60%. Separate account charges reflect the highest possible mortality and expense risk charge although they may be lower. The unit value reflects the election of the Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit. See the prospectus for additional information.

Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth VIP Fund was formerly known as Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth Securities Fund-Class 1
The Russell Midcap® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell Mid-cap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The stocks are also members of the Russell 1000® index. The Russell Midcap Growth Index and Russell 1000 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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Investment, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.

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