Principal Flexible Variable Life Performance Update

As of February 10, 1997, this product is no longer available for new sales.

The investment results shown represent historical returns based upon the assumption Flex Variable Life was available for the periods shown. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Since the investment results and unit values of the divisions will fluctuate, the policy's accumulated value may at any time be more or less than the total premiums paid under the contract, including upon surrender of the contract.

Returns shown reflect the mortality and expense risks charge, all investment management charges and any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the underlying accounts of the divisions. Returns do not include premium expense charges and various monthly deductions (administration charges, cost of insurance) which vary by contract. In addition, results do not reflect the premium expense charge or the surrender charge levied if the policy is surrendered during the first 10 policy years, or within 10 years after a face amount increase. If these fees and charges had been deducted, the results shown would be significantly lower. These charges are explained fully in the prospectus and their effect upon cash surrender values are best explained by reviewing several hypothetical illustrations contained in the prospectus. For a personalized illustration of historical performance which reflects the cost of insurance protection, contact your Registered Representative.

Principal Flexible Variable Life
Performance Update
Quarterly Performance Update
as of 06/30/2017
Average Annual Total Returns %
Division Inception
Date
Total
Expenses
Unit Value
(UV)
as of
09/22/2017
Daily
Change
in UV
YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since
Inception
SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME
Fidelity Gov Money Market 07/07/2000 0.35% 9.923792 - 0.000006 -0.18 -0.48 -0.64 -0.68 -0.10 0.85
Short-Term Income 01/12/1994 0.50% 12.315886 - 0.000253 1.20 0.98 0.90 1.13 2.16 3.17
FIXED INCOME
AmCent VP Inflation Pro 12/31/2002 0.73% 11.470258 0.022190 0.49 -0.96 -0.52 -0.72 2.92 2.85
Core Plus Bond 07/11/1988 0.46% 45.665051 - 0.000938 2.58 0.72 1.72 2.08 3.16 5.35
Fidelity VIP High Income 10/01/1985 0.68% 24.806545 0.043089 4.09 11.42 2.82 4.90 5.28 4.41
Govt & High Quality Bond 05/06/1993 0.51% 12.793658 0.012846 0.82 -1.15 1.08 1.11 3.26 3.96
Templeton Global Bond VIP 01/24/1989 0.75% 15.643609 0.008957 2.53 7.16 -0.73 2.00 5.37 6.46
BALANCED/ASSET ALLOCATION
Diversified Balance 12/30/2009 0.30%% 10.239261 0.013053 5.10 7.43 4.15 6.61 n/a 6.67
LifeTime Strat Income 08/30/2004 0.64% 18.362584 0.015080 4.17 4.70 1.98 3.72 2.40 3.61
LifeTime 2010 08/30/2004 0.68% 22.103714 0.016471 5.45 7.15 2.49 5.42 2.82 4.65
LifeTime 2020 08/30/2004 0.71% 25.135648 0.036395 7.02 9.81 3.35 7.27 3.41 5.37
LifeTime 2030 08/30/2004 0.72% 26.804837 0.041965 8.42 12.09 3.89 8.32 3.55 5.53
LifeTime 2040 08/30/2004 0.71% 28.522975 0.036995 9.43 13.87 4.20 9.27 3.78 5.92
LifeTime 2050 08/30/2004 0.74% 29.340870 0.039075 10.00 15.00 4.43 9.77 3.85 6.03
LifeTime 2060 05/01/2013 0.81% 13.806506 0.020021 10.36 15.53 4.45 n/a n/a 7.95
Multi Asset Income 07/28/2015 0.89% 11.364095 - 0.000234 6.15 8.68 n/a n/a n/a 5.17
SAM Balanced Portfolio 06/03/1997 0.97% 24.637356 0.015608 6.80 10.36 4.00 7.85 4.90 6.54
SAM Conservative Balanced 04/23/1998 0.90% 21.265160 0.017285 5.26 7.71 3.29 6.01 4.66 4.82
SAM Conservative Growth 06/03/1997 1.00% 28.011498 0.029036 8.71 13.31 4.64 9.47 4.79 6.76
SAM Flexible Income 09/09/1997 0.81% 19.508965 0.014985 3.79 5.52 2.75 4.92 4.66 5.38
SAM Strategic Growth 06/03/1997 1.00% 30.464838 0.028938 9.84 14.44 4.81 10.54 4.73 7.34
TOPS Mngd Risk Growth ETF 04/26/2011 0.84% 13.143890 0.010711 7.14 11.41 -0.65 4.43 n/a 2.74
TOPS Mngd Rsk Balancd ETF 06/09/2011 0.86% 12.506043 - 0.000257 4.43 7.01 0.91 3.77 n/a 3.26
TOPS MngdRskModGrowthETF 06/09/2011 0.85% 13.105699 0.010500 5.62 9.83 0.47 4.54 n/a 3.72
Wells Fargo IndexAssetAll 04/15/1994 1.00% 24.919563 0.012132 5.16 8.85 6.82 10.25 5.57 7.25
LARGE US EQUITY
AmCent VP Income & Growth 10/31/1997 0.70% 21.973655 0.043279 6.77 14.98 5.57 12.22 4.63 5.74
AmCent VP Ultra 05/01/2001 0.85% 22.524243 - 0.037963 15.93 22.89 10.18 14.53 7.95 5.03
AmCent VP Value 05/01/1996 0.98% 26.424427 0.073271 0.91 12.02 5.95 12.32 5.08 7.91
AFIS Blue Chip Inc & Gr 07/05/2001 0.66% 11.817586 0.025209 5.37 13.39 8.36 13.57 5.44 5.32
AFIS Growth 02/08/1984 0.60% 14.981802 - 0.033341 14.58 23.80 10.60 14.80 6.47 11.53
Calvert S&P 500 Index 12/29/1995 0.28% 13.779089 0.007672 8.76 16.60 8.39 13.34 6.02 7.43
Capital Appreciation 04/28/1998 0.63% 11.884069 0.026583 8.16 14.59 7.53 12.88 6.98 8.93
Equity Income 04/28/1998 0.50% 19.051430 0.031152 7.61 15.28 6.80 11.99 5.57 7.56
Fidelity VIP Contrafund 01/03/1995 0.63% 32.803658 0.017131 11.12 18.73 7.54 12.80 6.35 10.24
Fidelity VIP Eqty-Income 11/03/1986 0.59% 21.789747 0.065385 3.77 15.68 5.17 11.37 3.80 8.32
Fidelity VIP Growth 10/31/1986 0.89% 25.438218 - 0.022397 19.78 23.91 8.91 14.25 6.90 9.05
Invesco American Franchse 07/03/1995 0.89% 18.787058 - 0.006572 17.55 24.62 8.76 14.21 7.67 8.51
Invesco Core Equity 05/02/1994 0.82% 20.099749 0.039088 7.38 12.92 2.96 10.22 4.87 7.29
LargeCap Growth 05/02/1994 0.69% 19.750375 - 0.000406 15.88 16.14 6.21 11.87 5.66 5.80
LargeCap Growth I 06/01/1994 0.76% 24.795668 0.008059 16.59 21.40 9.51 13.97 8.31 9.20
LargeCap S&P 500 Index 05/03/1999 0.25% 22.595226 0.012962 8.79 16.65 8.47 13.42 6.07 4.11
LargeCap Value 06/13/1988 0.61% 80.561325 0.078482 4.30 11.18 4.33 11.40 4.03 7.32
Putnam VT Growth Opportun 01/31/2000 0.93% 12.196446 - 0.000251 15.24 23.60 8.76 14.89 7.69 0.52
Wells Fargo Omega Growth 03/06/1997 1.00% 24.246521 0.046805 17.89 20.96 6.31 12.47 8.74 7.84
SMALL/MID US EQUITY
AmCent VP Mid Cap Value 10/29/2004 1.02% 29.246965 0.040003 3.58 14.51 9.07 14.65 7.69 9.98
ClearBridge VarMidCap 11/01/1999 0.87% 11.042785 0.048327 5.90 19.02 5.86 13.27 6.77 7.56
Delaware Small Cap Value 05/01/2000 1.04% 23.593216 0.113064 2.44 24.03 6.80 12.76 6.78 10.17
Delaware Smid Cap Core 05/01/2000 1.07% 18.180807 0.079109 6.87 13.33 9.28 11.82 8.76 5.38
Dreyfus IP MidCap Stock 12/29/2000 1.10% 12.697540 0.068042 3.94 14.99 5.91 13.35 6.32 6.61
DEUTSCHE Small MidCap Val 05/01/1996 1.19% 20.379411 0.071175 1.55 17.49 4.35 11.40 4.68 7.61
Franklin Small Cap Value 05/01/1998 0.90% 33.199428 0.216790 -0.17 16.41 4.35 13.24 5.53 7.14
Invesco American Value 01/02/1997 1.00% 10.077881 0.029348 1.55 14.30 2.17 10.21 5.29 8.06
Invesco Mid Cap Growth 09/25/2000 1.03% 16.693358 0.062065 13.48 16.51 5.06 11.67 5.50 0.19
Invesco MidCap CoreEquity 09/10/2001 1.20% 20.312456 0.059815 6.90 15.66 3.27 9.74 4.57 6.46
Invesco Small Cap Equity 08/29/2003 0.96% 17.577991 0.074362 4.67 15.61 3.63 10.43 5.43 7.72
Janus Hendrson Enterprise 09/13/1993 0.98% 29.134018 0.120179 13.74 20.47 11.51 15.44 8.73 9.70
LordAbbettDevlopGrowth 04/30/2010 0.90% 13.008875 - 0.000267 12.44 19.10 0.01 9.87 n/a 11.05
MidCap 06/13/1988 0.54% 248.090281 1.009177 12.55 18.68 9.60 15.27 9.44 11.50
MFS BlendResearchSmallCap 04/28/2006 0.76% 12.749694 0.092280 4.33 19.28 6.07 13.86 5.93 6.07
MFS Mid Cap Value 03/07/2008 1.06% 11.253564 0.026437 5.57 14.95 5.76 13.12 n/a 8.38
MFS New Discovery 05/01/1998 1.19% 29.179142 0.101728 10.45 18.81 2.79 9.94 6.85 7.11
MFS New Discovery Value 10/01/2008 1.13% 12.721750 0.049484 3.44 21.17 7.68 13.57 n/a 9.58
Real Estate Securities 05/01/1998 0.89% 56.594228 - 0.401948 3.56 -1.93 8.08 9.36 6.39 10.13
SmallCap 05/01/1998 0.84% 25.467199 0.063548 2.12 17.60 5.18 13.94 5.74 5.21
INTERNATIONAL EQUITY
AFIS International 05/01/1990 0.79% 11.679291 - 0.005842 18.10 23.27 2.43 8.58 2.14 7.20
AFIS New World 06/17/1999 1.03% 11.298766 - 0.018916 14.05 16.97 0.08 5.35 2.70 7.23
Diversified International 05/02/1994 0.91% 22.204285 0.012993 15.44 18.27 1.46 7.79 0.53 5.44
Interntl Emerging Markets 10/24/2000 1.35% 39.244699 - 0.232535 19.42 23.90 0.73 2.61 0.30 7.93
LordAbbettInternatlOppor 09/15/1999 1.20% 12.665069 - 0.000260 19.71 21.87 4.30 11.76 1.91 4.00
Wanger International 05/03/1995 1.13% 11.037929 0.018642 19.68 17.74 1.52 8.14 3.29 11.20
SPECIALTY
Invesco Global HealthCare 05/22/1997 0.99% 25.449838 0.046748 14.01 11.13 3.86 12.66 7.57 7.82
Invesco Technology 05/21/1997 1.05% 13.349615 - 0.012291 22.07 32.52 9.89 12.15 6.58 4.96
VanEck Global Hard Assets 05/01/2006 1.30% 6.199818 0.035234 -16.39 -6.84 -17.80 -5.16 -3.20 -1.09



Principal Flexible Variable Life
Performance Update
Monthly Performance Update
as of 08/31/2017
Average Annual Total Returns %
Division Inception
Date
Total
Expenses
Unit Value
(UV)
as of
09/22/2017
Daily
Change
in UV
YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since
Inception
SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME
Fidelity Gov Money Market 07/07/2000 0.35% 9.923792 - 0.000006 -0.19 -0.38 -0.61 -0.66 -0.18 0.84
Short-Term Income 01/12/1994 0.50% 12.315886 - 0.000253 1.87 1.22 1.11 1.09 2.16 3.18
FIXED INCOME
AmCent VP Inflation Pro 12/31/2002 0.73% 11.470258 0.022190 1.86 -0.17 -0.25 -0.79 2.79 2.91
Core Plus Bond 07/11/1988 0.46% 45.665051 - 0.000938 3.73 0.85 1.86 1.93 3.20 5.36
Fidelity VIP High Income 10/01/1985 0.68% 24.806545 0.043089 5.07 7.33 3.18 4.59 5.60 4.42
Govt & High Quality Bond 05/06/1993 0.51% 12.793658 0.012846 1.78 -0.07 1.29 1.10 3.17 3.97
Templeton Global Bond VIP 01/24/1989 0.75% 15.643609 0.008957 1.66 6.45 -1.24 1.33 5.39 6.39
BALANCED/ASSET ALLOCATION
Diversified Balance 12/30/2009 0.30%% 10.239261 0.013053 6.56 6.65 4.32 6.41 n/a 6.71
LifeTime Strat Income 08/30/2004 0.64% 18.362584 0.015080 5.80 4.71 2.33 3.60 2.61 3.68
LifeTime 2010 08/30/2004 0.68% 22.103714 0.016471 7.39 6.87 2.91 5.28 3.12 4.73
LifeTime 2020 08/30/2004 0.71% 25.135648 0.036395 9.40 9.30 3.82 7.12 3.78 5.48
LifeTime 2030 08/30/2004 0.72% 26.804837 0.041965 11.23 11.54 4.45 8.21 3.98 5.67
LifeTime 2040 08/30/2004 0.71% 28.522975 0.036995 12.40 13.13 4.77 9.16 4.24 6.06
LifeTime 2050 08/30/2004 0.74% 29.340870 0.039075 13.20 14.23 5.06 9.67 4.34 6.18
LifeTime 2060 05/01/2013 0.81% 13.806506 0.020021 13.55 14.62 5.07 n/a n/a 8.34
Multi Asset Income 07/28/2015 0.89% 11.364095 - 0.000234 8.46 8.08 n/a n/a n/a 5.83
SAM Balanced Portfolio 06/03/1997 0.97% 24.637356 0.015608 9.08 9.41 4.44 7.75 5.16 6.60
SAM Conservative Balanced 04/23/1998 0.90% 21.265160 0.017285 7.12 6.95 3.65 5.90 4.83 4.87
SAM Conservative Growth 06/03/1997 1.00% 28.011498 0.029036 11.80 12.57 5.30 9.44 5.18 6.84
SAM Flexible Income 09/09/1997 0.81% 19.508965 0.014985 5.20 4.86 3.00 4.72 4.76 5.40
SAM Strategic Growth 06/03/1997 1.00% 30.464838 0.028938 13.43 13.89 5.49 10.60 5.20 7.45
TOPS Mngd Risk Growth ETF 04/26/2011 0.84% 13.143890 0.010711 9.39 11.05 -0.11 4.61 n/a 3.01
TOPS Mngd Rsk Balancd ETF 06/09/2011 0.86% 12.506043 - 0.000257 5.90 6.43 1.23 3.74 n/a 3.40
TOPS MngdRskModGrowthETF 06/09/2011 0.85% 13.105699 0.010500 7.51 9.16 0.91 4.58 n/a 3.92
Wells Fargo IndexAssetAll 04/15/1994 1.00% 24.919563 0.012132 6.58 8.12 6.17 9.83 5.60 7.26
LARGE US EQUITY
AmCent VP Income & Growth 10/31/1997 0.70% 21.973655 0.043279 8.85 11.72 5.61 11.89 5.31 5.79
AmCent VP Ultra 05/01/2001 0.85% 22.524243 - 0.037963 22.24 22.98 10.92 14.75 8.32 5.31
AmCent VP Value 05/01/1996 0.98% 26.424427 0.073271 -0.74 6.28 4.68 11.33 5.34 7.77
AFIS Blue Chip Inc & Gr 07/05/2001 0.66% 11.817586 0.025209 4.69 9.92 6.99 12.85 5.41 5.22
AFIS Growth 02/08/1984 0.60% 14.981802 - 0.033341 18.79 22.57 11.33 14.92 6.87 11.59
Calvert S&P 500 Index 12/29/1995 0.28% 13.779089 0.007672 11.14 14.98 8.33 13.06 6.45 7.48
Capital Appreciation 04/28/1998 0.63% 11.884069 0.026583 10.51 13.16 7.73 13.03 7.23 8.96
Equity Income 04/28/1998 0.50% 19.051430 0.031152 9.34 13.83 7.02 11.58 5.97 7.58
Fidelity VIP Contrafund 01/03/1995 0.63% 32.803658 0.017131 13.82 16.36 7.67 12.51 6.52 10.28
Fidelity VIP Eqty-Income 11/03/1986 0.59% 21.789747 0.065385 4.23 10.63 5.02 10.61 4.18 8.29
Fidelity VIP Growth 10/31/1986 0.89% 25.438218 - 0.022397 26.26 24.23 9.85 14.46 7.13 9.18
Invesco American Franchse 07/03/1995 0.89% 18.787058 - 0.006572 23.48 23.55 9.72 14.61 8.12 8.68
Invesco Core Equity 05/02/1994 0.82% 20.099749 0.039088 7.79 8.87 2.82 9.38 5.19 7.25
LargeCap Growth 05/02/1994 0.69% 19.750375 - 0.000406 21.40 16.75 6.61 12.15 5.95 5.97
LargeCap Growth I 06/01/1994 0.76% 24.795668 0.008059 22.59 22.04 10.45 14.22 8.86 9.37
LargeCap S&P 500 Index 05/03/1999 0.25% 22.595226 0.012962 11.18 15.00 8.40 13.15 6.49 4.19
LargeCap Value 06/13/1988 0.61% 80.561325 0.078482 6.46 11.62 4.66 10.75 4.59 7.35
Putnam VT Growth Opportun 01/31/2000 0.93% 12.196446 - 0.000251 20.71 22.15 9.63 14.88 8.50 0.78
Wells Fargo Omega Growth 03/06/1997 1.00% 24.246521 0.046805 21.83 21.53 6.98 12.30 9.05 7.95
SMALL/MID US EQUITY
AmCent VP Mid Cap Value 10/29/2004 1.02% 29.246965 0.040003 2.04 9.53 7.91 13.74 8.10 9.72
ClearBridge VarMidCap 11/01/1999 0.87% 11.042785 0.048327 5.25 12.24 5.61 12.40 7.11 7.45
Delaware Small Cap Value 05/01/2000 1.04% 23.593216 0.113064 0.01 13.82 5.88 11.79 7.37 9.92
Delaware Smid Cap Core 05/01/2000 1.07% 18.180807 0.079109 7.10 8.00 9.00 11.63 9.03 5.33
Dreyfus IP MidCap Stock 12/29/2000 1.10% 12.697540 0.068042 2.58 9.03 4.40 12.35 6.75 6.45
DEUTSCHE Small MidCap Val 05/01/1996 1.19% 20.379411 0.071175 0.93 8.93 4.07 10.54 5.10 7.51
Franklin Small Cap Value 05/01/1998 0.90% 33.199428 0.216790 -1.91 7.81 4.51 12.01 6.07 6.98
Invesco American Value 01/02/1997 1.00% 10.077881 0.029348 -1.37 4.81 0.69 9.29 5.32 7.84
Invesco Mid Cap Growth 09/25/2000 1.03% 16.693358 0.062065 14.96 12.41 5.19 11.69 5.73 0.27
Invesco MidCap CoreEquity 09/10/2001 1.20% 20.312456 0.059815 6.84 8.40 3.18 9.45 5.02 6.39
Invesco Small Cap Equity 08/29/2003 0.96% 17.577991 0.074362 4.21 9.65 3.97 9.61 5.72 7.59
Janus Hendrson Enterprise 09/13/1993 0.98% 29.134018 0.120179 16.83 17.13 11.98 15.64 9.00 9.76
LordAbbettDevlopGrowth 04/30/2010 0.90% 13.008875 - 0.000267 14.78 11.91 1.44 9.81 n/a 11.09
MidCap 06/13/1988 0.54% 248.090281 1.009177 16.71 17.86 10.12 15.28 10.31 11.57
MFS BlendResearchSmallCap 04/28/2006 0.76% 12.749694 0.092280 4.81 12.38 6.44 13.60 6.67 6.02
MFS Mid Cap Value 03/07/2008 1.06% 11.253564 0.026437 4.25 8.75 5.33 12.20 n/a 8.08
MFS New Discovery 05/01/1998 1.19% 29.179142 0.101728 13.72 15.28 5.16 9.72 7.51 7.21
MFS New Discovery Value 10/01/2008 1.13% 12.721750 0.049484 2.22 13.50 7.55 13.07 n/a 9.24
Real Estate Securities 05/01/1998 0.89% 56.594228 - 0.401948 5.85 0.14 7.83 9.44 6.80 10.16
SmallCap 05/01/1998 0.84% 25.467199 0.063548 1.60 10.50 6.03 13.04 6.12 5.13
INTERNATIONAL EQUITY
AFIS International 05/01/1990 0.79% 11.679291 - 0.005842 23.44 20.38 4.66 8.96 2.74 7.33
AFIS New World 06/17/1999 1.03% 11.298766 - 0.018916 21.04 17.71 2.58 6.06 3.37 7.51
Diversified International 05/02/1994 0.91% 22.204285 0.012993 21.70 18.83 3.56 8.27 1.28 5.64
Interntl Emerging Markets 10/24/2000 1.35% 39.244699 - 0.232535 32.19 27.74 2.69 4.59 0.98 8.50
LordAbbettInternatlOppor 09/15/1999 1.20% 12.665069 - 0.000260 27.16 23.75 7.55 11.98 3.16 4.31
Wanger International 05/03/1995 1.13% 11.037929 0.018642 22.13 15.10 2.81 7.85 3.71 11.22
SPECIALTY
Invesco Global HealthCare 05/22/1997 0.99% 25.449838 0.046748 16.96 10.91 3.15 12.86 7.92 7.89
Invesco Technology 05/21/1997 1.05% 13.349615 - 0.012291 31.04 31.26 11.56 13.20 7.05 5.28
VanEck Global Hard Assets 05/01/2006 1.30% 6.199818 0.035234 -14.19 -6.99 -16.79 -6.10 -2.72 -0.84

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