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Principal Lifetime Income SolutionsSM
Performance Update

Variable annuities are long term investments and thus are not suitable for everyone; earnings grow tax-deferred.

The initial offering of The Principal Lifetime Income SolutionsSM was May 21, 2011. 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 Lifetime Income SolutionsSM was available for the periods 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 Web site at www.principal.com and click on "Rates & Values."

The return and principal value of an investment in any subaccount 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, including a contingent deferred surrender charge (which declines from a maximum of 6%) but excluding any additional charges for riders.

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 are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

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.

During the freelook period owners can elect to have investment deposited in the Money Market Subaccount. Note: this applies to contract owners in the state of California only.

Principal Lifetime Income SolutionsSM
Quarterly Performance Update
as of 06/30/2016
Performance Including
Surrender Charges
Subaccount Portfolio
Inception
Date
Total
Expenses
Unit Value
(UV)
as of
09/26/2016
Daily
Change
in UV
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Portfolio
Inception
Since
Subaccount
Inception
SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME
FIDELITY GOV MONEY MARKET 04/01/1982 0.25% 9.922972 - 0.000961 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a -6.51
BALANCED/ASSET ALLOCATION
DIV BALNCD MNGD VOLATILTY 10/31/2013 0.64% 10.958416 - 0.040407 -2.74 -4.20 n/a n/a n/a 1.48 1.48
DIV GROWTH MNGD VOLATILTY 10/31/2013 0.65% 11.036104 - 0.060038 -3.22 -4.99 n/a n/a n/a 1.72 1.72
DIVERSIFIED BALANCED 12/30/2009 0.55% 14.766204 - 0.062231 -2.57 -4.06 3.55 4.76 n/a 5.93 5.93
DIVERSIFIED GROWTH 12/30/2009 0.55% 15.772208 - 0.092655 -2.97 -4.83 4.39 5.66 n/a 6.93 6.93
DIVERSIFIED INCOME 05/15/2012 0.55% 12.216676 - 0.031017 -2.20 -3.28 2.70 n/a n/a 3.99 3.99



Principal Lifetime Income SolutionsSM
Quarterly Performance Update
as of 06/30/2016
Performance Excluding
Surrender Charges
Subaccount Portfolio
Inception
Date
Total
Expenses
Unit Value
(UV)
as of
09/26/2016
Daily
Change
in UV
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Portfolio
Inception
Since
Subaccount
Inception
SHORT-TERM FIXED INCOME
FIDELITY GOV MONEY MARKET 04/01/1982 0.25% 9.922972 - 0.000961 -0.64 -1.32 -1.38 -1.35 -0.24 2.91 -0.51
BALANCED/ASSET ALLOCATION
DIV BALNCD MNGD VOLATILTY 10/31/2013 0.64% 10.958416 - 0.040407 3.26 1.80 n/a n/a n/a 3.28 3.28
DIV GROWTH MNGD VOLATILTY 10/31/2013 0.65% 11.036104 - 0.060038 2.78 1.01 n/a n/a n/a 3.52 3.52
DIVERSIFIED BALANCED 12/30/2009 0.55% 14.766204 - 0.062231 3.43 1.94 5.08 5.26 n/a 5.93 5.93
DIVERSIFIED GROWTH 12/30/2009 0.55% 15.772208 - 0.092655 3.03 1.17 5.90 6.14 n/a 6.93 6.93
DIVERSIFIED INCOME 05/15/2012 0.55% 12.216676 - 0.031017 3.80 2.72 4.25 n/a n/a 4.63 4.63
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