TIAA-CREF Funds - Retirement Class

Small-Cap Equity  (TRSEX)

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

Net asset value as of 04/23/2014 : $18.58
Total return year-to-date as of 04/23/2014 : 0.16%
Fund's net invested assets as of 03/31/2014 : $2.54 billion
Gross Expense Ratio : 0.80%
Net Expense Ratio : 0.80%
Inception date : 10/01/2002
Investment class : U.S. Equity
Redemption Fee 1 : 2.00%
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 04/22/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 03/31/2014
  Net Asset
Values
Net
Change
YTD
Return
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Small-Cap Equity $18.67 + 0.86% 0.65% 26.43% 12.58% 23.99% 7.87% 11.56%
Russell 2000® Index 2 -- + 1.16% -0.34% 24.90% 13.18% 24.31% 8.53% 12.07%

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 shares, 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 and small-cap risk.

1.
You will be charged a fee of the amount redeemed or exchanged out of the Fund within 60 calendar days of the initial purchase date. Please see the prospectus for details about this redemption fee and certain exemptions that may apply. The above performance data does not reflect the deduction of the redemption fee, and if reflected, the fee would reduce the performance quoted.
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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