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Principal FreedomSM Variable Annuity Performance Update

Variable annuities are long term investments and thus are not suitable for everyone; earnings grow tax-deferred; and withdrawals prior to age 59 ½ may result in a 10% penalty tax.

The initial offering of the Principal Freedom Variable Annuity was April 30, 1999. The separate account that funds the contract was established on January 12, 1970.

The investment results shown represent historical returns based upon the assumption that the Principal FreedomSM Variable Annuity was available for the period shown. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown. For more performance information, including most recent month-end performance, visit our website at www.principal.com and click on "Rates & Values."

The return and principal value of an investment in any of the divisions will fluctuate so that the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than its original cost.

Except where noted, investment results include all charges and expenses (no contingent deferred surrender charge applies).

An investment in the Fidelity VIP government Money Market Subaccount is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. Although the underlying mutual fund invested in by the subaccount seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1 per share, the subaccount itself does not seek to maintain a stable net asset value. It is possible to lose money investing in this subaccount.

Before investing in a variable annuity, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the contract and its underlying investment options. This and other information is contained in the free prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectus which can be obtained online or call customer service at 1.800.852.4450. Please read the prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Fixed-income investment options that invest in mortgage securities and subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

This information is not valid unless accompanied by the average annual total returns as of the most recent calendar quarter. This information can be found on www.principal.com, click on "Rates and Value", then on the "Quarterly Performance Update" link.

Principal FreedomSM Variable Annuity
Monthly Performance Update
as of 06/30/2016
Average Annual Total Returns
Division Inception
Date
Total
Expenses
Unit Value
(UV)
as of
07/27/2016
Daily
Change
in UV
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Portfolio
Inception *
Since
Division
Inception *
SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME
FIDELITY GOV MONEY MARKET 04/01/1982 0.25% 9.968600 - 0.000176 -0.34 -0.75 -0.81 -0.78 0.34 3.52 -0.27
SHORT-TERM INCOME 01/12/1994 0.49% 12.114818 - 0.000282 1.54 1.04 0.86 1.23 2.30 2.90 2.90
FIXED INCOME
CORE PLUS BOND 12/18/1987 0.46% 18.694831 0.047258 5.16 4.03 2.98 3.10 3.53 5.47 5.47
GOVT & HIGH QUALITY BOND 05/06/1993 0.51% 12.761149 0.011857 3.01 2.89 2.37 2.29 3.66 3.80 3.80
LARGE US EQUITY
AMCENT VP INCOME & GROWTH 10/31/1997 0.7% 18.758209 - 0.000437 4.54 0.11 8.15 9.91 5.14 5.16 3.41
LARGECAP GROWTH I 06/01/1994 0.76% 19.198394 0.006741 -3.52 -1.55 10.37 10.10 7.70 8.26 8.26
LARGECAP S&P 500 INDEX 05/03/1999 0.25% 18.339058 - 0.012305 3.24 2.84 10.37 10.80 6.21 3.32 3.32
LARGECAP VALUE 05/13/1970 0.61% 17.255021 - 0.115135 0.67 -0.83 7.85 9.15 4.52 9.56 9.56
TEMPLETON GROWTH VIP 08/24/1988 1.05% 19.744441 0.155630 -3.67 -11.28 0.97 2.77 1.26 6.79 3.71
SMALL/MID US EQUITY
MIDCAP 12/18/1987 0.53% 48.472915 - 0.227158 3.83 0.03 10.97 12.08 9.76 11.81 11.81
SMALLCAP 05/01/1998 0.88% 28.243343 - 0.000658 1.12 -7.30 9.43 9.63 5.49 4.46 4.46
INTERNATIONAL EQUITY
DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL 05/02/1994 0.88% 16.720160 0.060238 -2.83 -9.01 2.16 1.53 1.27 4.78 4.78
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