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CREF Variable Annuity Accounts

CREF Equity Index

The CREF Equity Index Account seeks a favorable long-term rate of return from a diversified portfolio selected to track the overall market for common stocks publicly traded in the U.S., as represented by a broad stock market index.

Unit value as of 10/17/2014 : $147.3929
Total return year-to-date as of 10/17/2014 : 2.33%
3-month cumulative rate of return as of 09/30/2014 : -0.07%
Net invested assets as of 09/30/2014 : $16.43 billion
Expense charge 1, 2 : 0.39%
Inception date : 04/29/1994
Investment class : U.S. Equity
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 10/17/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 09/30/2014
  Unit
Values
Net
Change
YTD
Return
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
CREF Equity Index $147.3929 + 1.13% 2.33% 17.31% 22.59% 15.33% 8.02% 9.26%
Russell 3000® Index 3 -- + 1.14% 2.61% 17.76% 23.08% 15.78% 8.44% 9.63%

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.

1.
We estimate expenses for the year based on projected expense and asset levels. Differences between estimated and actual expenses are adjusted quarterly and reflected in current investment results.
2.
The Account’s total annual expense deduction appears in the Account's prospectus, and may be different than that shown herein due to rounding.  Please refer to the prospectus for further details.
3.
The Russell 3000® Index measures the performance of the stocks of the 3,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, based on market capitalization, and it measures the performance of about 98% of the total market capitalization of the publicly traded U.S. equity market. You cannot invest directly in this index. Russell 3000 is a trademark and service mark of the Frank Russell Company. TIAA-CREF products are not promoted or sponsored by, or affiliated with, the Frank Russell Company. You cannot invest directly in this index.

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