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 or any other government agency. You could lose money by investing in the subaccounts. Although the subaccount seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. The subaccounts sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the subaccount, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the subaccount at any time.
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
Quarterly Performance Update
as of 09/30/2018
|Average Annual Total Returns|
|YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Since
|SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME|
|FIDELITY GOV MONEY MARKET||04/01/1982||0.26%||9.981312||0.000309||0.49||0.50||-0.18||-0.44||-0.46||3.30||-0.09|
|SHORT-TERM INCOME||01/12/1994||0.50%||12.170425||- 0.000283||-0.42||-0.24||0.72||0.65||1.76||2.66||2.66|
|CORE PLUS BOND||12/18/1987||0.46%||18.297068||- 0.034724||-2.31||-1.83||1.19||1.65||3.85||5.04||5.04|
|GOVT & HIGH QUALITY BOND||05/06/1993||0.51%||12.332437||- 0.027069||-1.74||-2.05||-0.14||0.79||2.27||3.34||3.34|
|LARGE US EQUITY|
|AMCENT VP INCOME & GROWTH||10/31/1997||0.71%||23.615560||- 0.071542||8.06||15.18||15.37||10.99||9.68||6.25||4.77|
|LARGECAP GROWTH I||06/01/1994||0.75%||28.022223||- 0.139126||19.67||28.61||19.76||15.13||14.61||9.70||9.70|
|LARGECAP S&P 500 INDEX||05/03/1999||0.25%||23.886325||- 0.013812||9.69||16.62||15.99||12.65||10.69||4.79||4.79|
|TEMPLETON GROWTH VIP||08/24/1988||1.07%||23.737813||0.016788||-0.42||2.45||9.74||4.23||5.89||7.26||4.76|
|SMALL/MID US EQUITY|