Diversified Real Asset CIT Tier 1

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Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

In situations where the net and gross fund expense figures are different, the investment manager has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expense. Differences may also be shown due to the investment manager choosing to pay certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. The gross fund expense figure does not reflect any waivers or caps on the mutual fund. Performance shown reflects the application of net expenses of the fund.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Balanced/Asset Allocation

10/21/2014 Values Average Annual Total Returns as of 09/30/2014 Total Investment Expense
Investment Manager or Sub-Advisor Investment Unit Value YTD % *1 Month3 Months 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Since
Incept
Inception Date Net Gross Contractual Cap / Waiver Expiration Date
Conservative Allocation
Multiple Sub-AdvisorsDiversified Real Asset CIT Tier 1 1, 210.754.70-3.72-3.728.06N/AN/AN/A6.3505/30/20130.740.74N/A
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This information must be accompanied by performance results for 1, 5, and 10 year/since inception time periods as of the most recent calendar quarter end.

* Unannualized rate of return (change in value) since the start of the year.

Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Insurance products and plan administrative services, if applicable, are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Principal mutual funds are part of the Principal Funds, Inc. series. Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. Securities are offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-547-7754, member SIPC and/or independent broker/dealers. Securities sold by a Princor® Registered Representative are offered through Princor. Principal Funds Distributor, Princor and Principal Life are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392. Certain investment options may not be available in all states or U.S. commonwealths.

Investors should carefully consider a mutual fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principal.com, or calling 1-800-547-7754. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investment Types
Large U.S. Equity - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in large, well-established, U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than fixed income investment options but have the potential for higher returns over longer time periods. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Small/Mid US Equity - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in small to medium-sized U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than larger U.S. equity investment options but have the potential for higher returns. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
International Equity - This asset class is comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership in companies with their principal place of business or office outside the United States. These investment options often carry more risk than U.S. equity investment options but may have the potential for higher returns. They may be an appropriate choice for long-term investors who are seeking the potential for growth. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Balanced/Asset Allocation - This asset class is generally comprised of a combination of fixed income and equity investment options. These investment options may include balanced, asset allocation, target-date, and target-risk investment options. Although typically lower risk than investment options that invest solely in equities, all investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.
Short-Term Fixed Income - This asset class is generally comprised of short-term, fixed-income investment options that are largely liquid and are designed to not lose much value. These investment options may include stable value, money market, short-term bond, and guaranteed interest accounts. They are considered to be among the least risky forms of investment options. However, they typically have a lower rate of return than equities or longer-term fixed income investment options over long periods of time. Depending on the objectives of the investment options, they may experience price fluctuations and may lose value.
Fixed Income - This asset class is generally comprised of investment options that invest in bonds, or debt of a company or government entity (including U.S. and Non- U.S.). It may also include real estate investment options that directly own property. These investment options typically carry more risk than short-term fixed income investment options (including, for real estate investment options, liquidity risk), but less overall risk than equities. All investment options in this category have the potential to lose value.

Footnotes:

 1. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. or any other government entity. Concentrating investments in natural resources industries can be affected significantly by events relating to those industries, such as variations in the commodities markets, weather, disease, embargoes, international, political and economic developments, the success of exploration projects, tax and other government regulations and other factors. Investment in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration. An MLP that invests in a particular industry (e.g., oil and gas) may be harmed by detrimental economic events within that industry. As partnerships, MLPs may be subject to less regulation (and less protection for investors) under state laws than corporations. In addition, MLPs may be subject to state taxation in certain jurisdictions, which may reduce the amount of income paid by an MLP to its investors.
 2. The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.